Embroidery: following the thread.
Passion for beautiful things just does not grow on trees. It surrounds us and in time, takes over.
As the years go by you start appreciating what is close to you. Grandmother's napkins embroidered with a stately family monogram and trimmed with handmade lace were the beginning for Felix as a little boy in Argentina.
From 1969 on were years of designing luxury interiors and collecting textiles and embroidered European and Asian items.
Meanwhile in Mexico, a child grew close to an artist father while helping his grandfather in the gilding and restoring of baroque altars in XVII century churches.
The love for embroidery started for Manuel while gazing on shimmering ecclesiastical vestments stored in the sacristies.
Then came the fiery folkloric embroideries from Oaxaca and Hidalgo with improbable birds and flowers and the whole romantic history of tradition and Mexican culture.
Later on school, art and architecture careers while mastering watercolors.
Ten years ago stars collided, ideas were exchanged and "Embroidery Collection" was born.
Felix Achenbach and Manuel Lira share a common thread that seamlessly flows into designing and producing unique embroidered collections in their studio in Miami's tropical surroundings.
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