Founded in the Autumn of 2004, Borba Margo is the creative collaboration between Brazilian-born Anderson Borba DaSilva and Swedish-Polish Jessika Margo Goransson. Goransson left Sweden in 1997 to study Fashion BA at London’s Middlesex University. Mainly self-taught, DaSilva moved to London in 1995 and gained many of his practical skills from working as a tailor of Her Majesty’s Royal Guards from 2001 to 2003. DaSilve and Goransson also worked for designers including Boudicca, Oscar Suleyman, and Hussein Chalayan prior to founding their label. Barbo Margo began as a womenswear label, but its focus now is accessories, usually made from leather, metal and fabrics. Since 2005, Borba Margo creates bi-annual collections and exhibits in Paris. Their first collection of accessories was purchased by shops including Jones, Library and L’Eclaireaur in Paris, and the label is now stocked at Dover Street Market and Browns Focus. In April 2006 the design label was short listed for the Fashion Fringe competition, they have also been awarded the British Fashion Council New Generation sponsorship prize three times.
- Davies, Hywel; '100 New Fashion Designers' Laurence King Publishers, September 2008
Borba Margo features in a project.