Andrew Coimbra began his career in Fashion Design by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University, before moving into the School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College.
With a strong background in fine art and pattern cutting and garment construction he made an exceptional impact early in his career.
His experience working with the prominent Canadian labels Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks proved to be a solid base for his enriching internship with internationally renowned label Proenza Schouler, in New York City.
The eponymous label launched in 2015 when he was selected as one of five finalists in the Toronto Men's Fashion Week Emerging New Labels competition. Following positive feedback, the label continued to flourish and as recent as 2017 was chosen as a finalist in the TFI New Labels Competition, noted by critics with great regard how the label walks the fine line of androgyny without feeling the need to embrace it fully.
Andrew defines his design aesthetic as cool, refined ease. Strengthened by inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture, combined with an emphasis on tailoring and a focus on fine fabrics, his work offers a new approach to the world of design.
Andrew Coimbra’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection explores the carefree spirit of summer in the city; lightweight, loose, and bubbling with cheeky spontaneity. It draws inspiration from contemporary artists Jean-François Lauda, Keith Coventry, and John Zabawa and fuses the textures, color palettes, and intentions with moods derived from urban spaces like bodegas and city parks.
The collection uses a chic colour palette of classic khaki, black, and grey, with the added intrigue of red, yellow and lime. The silhouette is a balanced mix of loose, casual street wear with tailored, classic city wear, using luxurious but practical fabrications; waterproof nylon, melton wool coating for unpredictable spring weather and linen blend, silks crepe de chine, and cotton shirtings for light airiness.