La Story behind
BUENAS VIBRAS APPAREL
Jennifer Aponte and Cathy Marie Melendez started Buenas Vibras Apparel (BVA), when they looked around and saw that there wasn’t enough representation of Latino’s in the streetwear industry but who also spoke to their culture.
They want this to be a community clothing brand that connects with the neighborhood through the culture of streetwear and good vibes(Buenas Vibras). They are two amigas who love dressing in ways that invite people to their table, because spreading good vibes and enjoying life where you currently are is really their favorite OOTD. They want everyone to feel that way when wearing BVA.
Their mission is to inspire others to create the dreams they feel are far from reach and create spaces that expand with faces and colors that represent Latinos everywhere.
Just two Latina Philly Jawns dream chasing!
FLOWER TUS SUEÑOS
The inspiration and theme for this collection started with spring season school sports. We chose tennis and then we asked ourselves who in our culture represents that sport.
We chose two Puerto Rican professional Latina tennis players who have made their marks in the sport and who have followed the theme of our spring collection “Flower tus Suenos.” These two women have watered, given light and love just to see their dreams grow.
Gigi Fernandez and Monica Puig are women to look to, for inspiration and for the spaces they have created for us to only make bigger. Gigi Fernandez is the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the international tennis hall of fame. Monica Puig is the first Puerto Rican in history to win a gold medal at the Olympics while representing Puerto Rico.
For most of us, our dreams do not grow overnight. We must see our dreams and desires as plants and flowers that need our life ingredients to grow. We should flower our suenos(dreams) so that we can appreciate the growth from the seedling stage to the ever so blossoming stage where our dreams come to flourish.