Designer Sitka Semsch was born in Lima, capital and largest city of Peru. Her eager eye for fashion was evident at an early age.
After several experiences in designing and dressmaking, she decided to study fashion design at the famous Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the United States, where she graduated with honors.
Sitka had the opportunity to work as a trainee with American designer Michael Kors, and for the first time, took part in presenting important collections in New York.
Sitka was successful from the start, designing for several international fashion shows in Peru, Colombia, Panama, US, Spain and Russia.
She built a reputation as a designer who incorporates elements of her native Peru in her designs using hand-crafted textures, applying traditional techniques using the finest indigenous materials and fibers such as Alpaca and the so valued Pima cotton.
She decided to return to Peru, where she launched her own fashion house. Following the immediate success of her collections, she soon became one of Peru’s top fashion designers.
As part of her growth as an artist, she has been requested many times to design the entire costumes for important theatre plays (10 plays in total): Mamma Mia being the most recent one.
Sitka wanted to continue gaining experience in the retail business, so she accepted the responsibility of collaborating with the largest local women brand “Mentha & Chocolate” (MCH). She designed 4 seasons under Sitka Semsch x MCH.