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THE BRAND

SIGAL is a Resortwear brand that exudes colorful Miami life and easy, breezy, tropical vacation vibes. The brainchild of Venezuelan textile and fashion designer Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez, SIGAL empowers women to be themselves: bold, unapologetic, and beautiful. More than just resort attire, SIGAL is about beauty meets sustainability meets handmade quality. Through a journey in textile design and fabrication, the collection reflects the diversity, the landscape and the lifestyle of Miami. The Miami uniform, the collection brings signature Miami culture to you no matter where you are in the world. 

THE MIAMI UNIFORM

Through a journey in textile design and fabrication, the collection reflects the diversity, the landscape and the lifestyle of Miami. The Miami uniform, the collection brings signature Miami culture to you no matter where you are in the world. Inspired by an eternal summer, and influenced by Art Deco and the magic city's tropical glamour, every collection is full of vibrant, festive colors and tropical motifs strewn across effortless and versatile silhouettes such as aloha shirts, kimonos, maxi dresses and palazzo pants, made with natural fibers such as lotus, linen, cotton, and silk.
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THE DESIGNER

Miami-based, Venezuelan designer, Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez is the sole creative force behind her namesake label SIGÁL. In 2008, Wolkowiez (a trained graphic designer) completed a Printed Textiles Program at London's Royal College of Art. Immediately after graduating from the program, she began handcrafting textiles with motifs including watercolor prints, ink illustrations, and collage techniques for various clients in the fashion industry. In 2015, Wolkowiez decided to strike out on her own and launch SIGÁL to express her universe of color and textiles in an authentic way. Her visual language is informed by the cultural idiosyncrasies of her native country from the tropical landscape to indigenous fauna. The digitally printed textiles in each of Wolkowiez’s collections are inspired by a far-flung location enriched by her personal library of references.
 
CRAFTS{WO}MANSHIP
SIGAL’s recognizable prints are meticulously created from hand-painted watercolor and ink-based art conceived by Wolkowiez. Relying on emotions and improvisation, the designer creates impulsive strokes with a brush soaked in water and paint in a process she refers to as “blind painting.” Her marks eventually become more intentional, resulting in motifs that merge watercolors with bold marker traces. Inspired by simplistic references including marine life, tropical flowers and Miami culture, Wolkowiez transforms the everyday element of her life into spectacular sights by way of detailed digital crafts(wo)manship. The garment becomes a blank canvas on which each design element is intentionally positioned.
 
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SUSTAINABILITY

SIGAL’s signature tropical maximalism is crafted with textiles made from organic fibers and sustainable, responsibly sourced materials, such as Lotus fabric. Transparency—one of the brand's core values—can be seen through an open creative and manufacturing process. Each piece is crafted at a facility in India which was built with the environment in mind. The fabric is printed with Sigal's hand-painted designs, using only non-toxic inks. Through SIGAL's storytelling, consumers are educated about and emotionally connected to their purchases. 
Each collection is launched when it is ready - not in accordance with the traditional fashion calendar - and takes roughly one year to create. All pieces are limited-edition, reinforcing the importance of thoughtful creation and consumption.