Caballero Collection was born in the shadow of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Channeling the scenic beauty, arts and culture that is unique to this part of the world; as is evident in our exclusive prints and playful silhouette’s, telling the story of Africa and all her wonders…
As a brand with deep roots in Africa we also donate a percentage of all our sales to the Nelson Mandela foundation as they strive to empower and uplift those that need a helping hand most.
For us to manufacture a clothing line with our family name sewn onto each garment we wanted to create clothing that adheres to the values that are important to our family: We spend hours fitting and re-fitting each style. Each piece is meticulosity constructed using high-end couture finishes. We use sustainably sourced fabrics and manufacture everting to the highest industry standards, using socially compliant factories with equitable pay for all. And yes, all our packaging is compostable.
In short, we wanted to create garments you’d be as proud to wear and love just as much as we love making them for you.
Now that you know what our label stands for, allow us to introduce our growing family:
CARLA CABALLERO BRANCH- founder, chief creative officer
After winning a coveted design award in Cape Town, Carla parlayed her success to work with one of Australia’s most coveted couturiers, honing her skills in fit and bespoke construction. Her resume soon evolved to working in the US as design director for large brands culminating in heading development for CAA celebrity labels, now her career has come full circle to create her namesake label.
CHRIS BRANCH- co-founder, director of operations
With a history in producing mega events in Sydney’s storied harbor where he managed every nuance of the guest experience Chris moved to the US to run and manage large hospitality teams. Later he achieved great success as founder and owner of a California based real estate & developing firm managing large projects with multiple teams and vendors. Now as our co-founder and director of operations, he makes managing all the moving parts of a growing business look easy.
He lives by the mantra of “don’t make a sale make a friend” and if you work with us at all you are sure to hear his friendly voice on the phone.
LUCIA CABALLERO- co-founder, design director
With an extensive background in high end interior design, Lucia has an eye for detail, elegance, and contemporary luxury. Designing spaces in some of the world’s most covetable zip codes Lucia is an expert in the design of custom textiles and fabrics. This in turn has enabled her to lend her expertise to us in developing our exclusive prints and unique fabrications as well as adding a European touch and flair to our designs with her easy sophistication and impeccable taste.
CHRISTIAAN GUNTHER- creative director
Christiaan’s passion has always been digital commerce and media. After working for GAP INC. upon graduation he was head hunted by BCBGmaxazria where he spearheaded the creative and e-commerce for both BCBG.com and Herve Leger.com for over a decade as director of digital media. Having always shared Carla’s dream to create and market a label build from the ground up, he is now our goto to create captivating creative assets and telling the story of CABALLERO.
CHRISTIE CARSON-senior design assistant
With a flawless track record in managing complicated production timelines and with the motto of “no detail is too small”, Christie assists in all aspects of design; from inception to production and shipping (...and everything in between.) She is also our customer service expert and if you have ever reach out to CABALLERO you are sure to have received a friendly e-mail from her.