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We are happy to have in stock – The Barefoot Designer: A Handbook by Carla Fernandez. In this book, Carla explores the traditions and techniques of indigenous Mexican artisans and how they can be applied to modern fashion and styles.
“Preparation of handbooks must fall under the responsibility of creative people. As we have seen, this entails not only bringing this knowledge to those in the field, but building a bridge that enables us to interpret and reinvent rural trades. A handbook is just a starting point, as I believe the only way of preserving traditions is through innovation.” Carla Fernandez
Since her childhood, Carla Fernandez has been a fan of Mexican culture. Her father is a historian who travelled to indigenous communities, while her mother visited international fashion centers. Carla discovered the wealth and potential of the Mexican textile and design. Her background in art history and fashion design allowed her to study the indigenous dress from an anthropological angle.
Carla Fernández® is a fashion label inspired by the geometrics and textile richness of Mexico. Her proposal is contemporary and edgy with a warm and intellectual touch. This style is the result of 15 years of experience studying Mexican apparel, perceiving in it a striking design potential.
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Photo Courtesy: Carla Fernandez