Romaria is a fashion and lifestyle collective where luxury meets comfort. Established in South Africa, in 2019, through a collaborative venture and with European influence, design duo Carla Pinto and Zydia Botes create effortlessly cool statement pieces that they themselves wear.
The name ‘Romaria’ derives from Carla’s Portuguese roots which translates to ‘pilgrimage’ or moving forward together, fitting for a brand that believes in interconnectedness and the art of ‘weaving’ together towards a better designed and sustainable future.
Romaria designs are trans-seasonal, easy to wear knitwear pieces that complement each other. All items consisting of natural fibres and remarkable stitch games are slowly and sustainably prepared on a small scale.
The Romaria Spring/Summer ’21 collection, ‘Balanced Contrast’, is inspired by Yin and Yang around the physical application of black and white as complimentary contrasting colours and how seemingly opposite forces can become interconnected to create balance. The inspiration also refers to colour and the business relationship between Carla and Zydia as business partners — two contrasting parties