Carla Fernández is a fashion house based in Mexico City dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the textile legacy of indigenous and mestizo communities of Mexico. The brand’s vision in regards to manual methods proves that ethical fashion can be innovative, avant-garde and progressive.
An agency of change and innovation, bringing new meaning to luxury fashion, the Carla Fernández team travels the throughout Mexico visiting communities of artisans who specialize in handmade textiles and centuries-old indigenous techniques. The approach of the brand to these communities is contributing to sustaining ancient indigenous techniques and the people who collaborate with it.
Carla Fernández works in creative and productive collaboration with artisans in each project; techniques such as embroidery or manual weaving are an integral part of the design and production of new pieces and collections. In 2013, Carla was one of 11 globally awarded Amsterdam-based Prince Clause Awards, which recognizes artists whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their communities. We have also had solo exhibitions at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA / Jumex Museum in Mexico City / Heath Ceramics in San Francisco, CA / SIFA The O.P.E.N. Festival in Singapore; and group exhibitions at the MAD Museum, New York; Iturbide Palace and Amparo Museum in Mexico City, among others. In addition, the company is a B Corp, a certification that guarantees that best practices are implemented in all areas of the company.
The brand has been featured in publications such as Elle, Vogue, i-D, * wallpaper, T The New York Times magazine, among others.
We work with artisans from all over Mexico, that are specialized in creating textiles and handcrafts. We’ve been studying the DNA of indigenous garments and ancient techniques for a long time. We apply methods that are familiar to artisans, many of which are the same that have been used from pre-hispanic times, to create new designs.
We believe that to successfully work with the best artisans, we also need to excel in-house to produce the best fashion.
Carla Fernández - Creative director
Cristina Rangel - Operations director
Erin Lewis - Head of design
Itzel León - Community development
Adrián Galindo - Communication & Graphic design
Yanis Olivares - Commercial administration
Eduardo Zavala - Head of production
Angélica García - Head of sewing
Paulina García - Head of cutting
Isabella Fernández - Administrative assistant
Carlos Velázquez - Design assistant
Mayra Fuentes - Patternmaker
Alfredo Farah - Sales manager
Kevin Álvarez - Sales sub-manager
Christian Álvarez - Sales
Giselle Dorantes - Sales
Brandon Gil - Sales
Vanelli Méndez - Sales
Mónica Setien - Sales
Keny Yazer - Sales