Measuring nearly six feet was not always an advantage for style influencer Andy Torres, especially in his teens. "My mom couldn't find clothes for me, I was super sad, they kept teasing me at school," says the creator of the popular blog StyleScrapBook, who this month launched AIT her new line of casual wear with a cool twist.
Convinced that she was destined to be a fashion designer despite the bullying she suffered at school, Torres, who grew up in Guanajuato, learned to sew at just 8 years old, which helped her years later to start her blog in the who carried out DIY projects and thus become one of the first bloggers in the industry. "I liked a Chanel t-shirt and since I couldn't buy it, I went to the store, I had an idea for fabrics … and I did everything by hand," she recalls.
Ten years later, Torres, known for her eclectic and global style, has become a leading voice in the international fashion world with more than 2.5 million followers through her social networks, appearances on television shows and collaborations. with prestigious brands such as Canon and Cartier. But despite the successes, the desire to design clothes never left her. "In my head I knew that someday I was going to launch a brand and I wanted a brand that would fit tall girls."
Although the line is designed for the independent woman who is not afraid to make an impact with her clothes, Torres, who lives in Amsterdam, wanted it to be very versatile. "The vibe of the brand is minimalist, half Scandinavian but they are basic with a cool touch that you can wear now in spring and winter." He says about the clothes in the collection, whose prices range from the artir that I am from a small city in Mexico and if you put turbo power in it you can get it”.