Andrew Coimbra began his career in Fashion Design by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University before moving onto The School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College. Experience working with prominent Canadian designers Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks proved to be a solid base for his enriching internship with internationally renowned label Proenza Schouler.
Coimbra focuses on offering styles that are gender-flexible, and although this season explores traditionally “gendered” styles, the majority of the pieces have the luxury of being enjoyed by a person of any sex, without imposition.
For his Spring/Summer 2018 lookbook he turned to the pleasures of the every day metropolitan experience; the art of dressing for life. Classic styles are revisited and updated with unexpected, deluxe details and textures; waxed cotton overcoats, metallic plissé shift dresses and tops, soft cotton dresses offer a fresh perspective on the playful trend of flounces seeing them inserted into curves seams, bamboo jersey is used as a welcome change to the expected cotton, and reimagined trench coats are belted with discretely luxurious hardware accented with exaggerated belt straps.It draws inspiration from the sweeping motions found in late 1970’s minimalist sculpture and the vibrant punches of colour of contemporary street culture.