Our History

Polaroid Archives

We document all of Port Zienna's creative and manufacturing process, through polaroids.
Welcome to our draping techniques, our studio's sneak peeks, and some behind the scenes.

Draping | Moulage

Our Creative Process

Port Zienna emerged from the draping tradition of the runway to create a ready-to-wear line of uniquely contoured clothing.
In haute couture, draping is a technique for hand-sculpting fabrics directly on a dress form, resulting in garments that are imbued with the designer's unique sense of style and experimentation.

At Port Zienna, we use muslin fabric to drape the first samples directly on a dress form, as in traditional haute couture. Unlike a regular garment manufacturer, we save the pattern-making process for last. This gives us the freedom to make changes as we follow the texture of the fabric to create innovative designs. 


Our Studio Has A Story

Our manufacturing processes are based in one small factory only, owned by us, located in Lima, Perú.
Since Port Zienna does not outsource or rely on third parties, we are able to closely monitor our practices to ensure they remain wholly ethical. Therefore, we can ensure our employees are treated with dignity and respect. 

This is our factory, our family of artisans, designers and makers, and our manufacturing process.

Making of Editorials

Our Behind The Scenes

Polaroids from our making of Collections No.I, No.II, No.III and No.IV photoshoots.
We primarily work with a NYC based Peruvian team, including photography, talent and art direction.

We presented at NYFW, here are some backstage polaroids.