Erika Peña Designs

Published 31 May 2017   

Sarong Wrap Skirt with Multi Necklaces

Written by: VERONIKA K.

Hailing from Puerto Rico, creative force Peña first started making her own clothes and sandals. Her recognizable, innovative pieces resonated and quickly became a big hit. She relocated to the fashion mecca NYC, where she honed her skills at prestigious Parsons School of Design. Peña collaborated with many internationally renowned brands such as DKNY. Her culturally diverse background had a great influence on developing her signature style.

Prior to relocating to the Island of the Gods, Peña achieved international success with her stunning collection of bold, statement tribal necklaces, one of a kind rings and chandelier style earrings. As the demand grew, she started exploring new fashion territories in sunny California, where she started her first production. She collaborated with inspiring icons of the fashion industry such as Danny Santiago – the stylist of legendary Sex and the City series. The popular Santika Resort Wear was born out of  teamwork.

Dancing Tee Shirt Dress-Gold Stripe

The designer  has a loyal clientele in Bali and after the initial success of her first brick and mortar boutique at inspiring Samadi Yoga Studio location in hip Canggu she has just recently opened a branch in Seminyak to please the fashionistas of the island’s trendiest playground. Resort chic from head to toe, she decided to create the entire ensemble to satisfy the growing demand for her eye catching, high quality garments. Her statement pieces have a transcended ageless quality and chicness, making them a staple in every style disciple’s wardrobe.

Peña’s clothing is inspired by Studio 54, glamour, decadence and ease. Her collections comprise of fluid, sensual, unique and timeless pieces. She draws inspiration from her endless travels for her resort luxury wear, designed for jet-set travellers. Peña uses lightweight natural materials, many layers and volumes of fabric. It is a mix of Stevie Nicks bohemian looks and designer Halston fit. Her favourite fashion and style icon is Bianca Jagger, for her beauty and timeless chicness.

Delano Jacket with black beads

Peña’s collections are being sold worldwide from Japan to Dubai with representation in exclusive showroom ‘Show Me That’ – home of such fashion titans as Oscar de la Renta, Tiffany and Co. and Manolo Blahnik. Pena is now running her fashion empire from Bali with her life partner.

Check out her newly opened Seminyak chic boutique on Jl.Kayu Ati  (opposite Grocer & Grind Café)

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Instagram: @erikapenadesigns

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