Roberto Silva

I am constantly inspired by the shape, structure, and function of different pieces of clothing as much as visual art, architecture, music, and film. I believe all the elements involved in the construction of a garment should be functional and contribute to its aesthetic.

Formally trained as a Fashion Designer, I started my career with a small label named AYOR (1994-2000), which evolved from a “casual, club scene, and pop art inspired” to a “minimalist, classically tailored shapes” brand with attention to functional details. I have collaborated in other areas of creativity, such as set design and set dressing for commercials, visual merchandising for fashion brands, and theatrical costume design and alteration.

At the BF+DA, I work as a sample sewer, occasional cutter, and most recently on small runs of garment production. I love sewing and being part of the creative process as the person who is going to help translate a designer’s vision into clothing. The everyday work has inspired me to go back to fashion with a small collection of one of a kind garments that speak of my fashion inspirations and approach to design.

  • Visual Merchandising and In-store Design for different Fashion Brands
  • 5TH FLOOR STUDIOS/ NEW YORK. Alteration Specialist and Costume Design Assistant.
  • BROOKLYN DENIM COMPANY. Alteration Specialist/ Tailor.