Welcome!

You have entered the site of designer Luiven Rivas-Sanchez, renowned for his originality and unique work in printed and embellished textiles spanning  for over two decades, Luiven shares his exceptional career and exemplary work with you. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, his dedication and unrelenting passion for textiles continues, he creates beautiful and innovative fabrics.

In recent years, since founding Bougainvillea Couture in 2011, Luiven has been producing limited edition ranges of sustainable luxurious fashion fabrics, ensembles and accessories, made by hand using natural materials, responsibly and globally sourced from all over the world. Together with a dedicated team of textile experts, designers, artists and practitioners, Luiven sources the finest fabrics worldwide and selectively hand dyes and treats cloth. With craftsmanship at the helm, every fabric and accesory Luiven creates, under the Bougainvillea Couture label, meets with his uncompromising standards for quality assurance and ethical excellence, proving that quality and aesthetics go hand-in-hand.

As his passion for cloth and colour prevails and his work and acumen in the fascinating field of sustainable textiles advances, he would like to share his knowledge and achievements with you. Enjoy!

“Bougainvillea Couture” silks dyed with natural dyes from all over the world.

“Bougainvillea Couture” silks dyed with natural dyes from all over the world.