#EarthDay: Guaje and Lacquer of Temalacatzingo, Guerrero

Temalacatzingo: a Nahuatl community engraved in the highlands of the State of Guerrero, is the most important lacquer producer in Mexico, due to the number of artisans dedicated to this activity as well...
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#EarthDay: Foldings Dyed Naturally with Indigo

Part of the “Dances and Ceremonies” Spring Summer 2017 collection was created in collaboration with artisans from Hueyapan, Puebla, where we created a visual game through the Japanese folding...
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#EarthDay: The Community of Hueyapan and Dyeing with Flowers

“Pecan is the dye we use the most. It gives a brown color in many tones, dye bath after bath: with this first bath it’s a dark brown, almost black, but by the last bath it’s a light beige. Cempazuchitl...
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#EarthDay: Natural Dyes and the Alchemy of Handcrafts

Dye made with cochineal was, along with silver, one of the most valued and most exported materials of Mexico’s colonial period. As time passed, synthetic dyes came to displace natural dyes. We consider...
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#FICUNAM7: Our Short Films at UNAM’s Film Festival

As the years have passed and we’ve worked endlessly to spread the untold stories of artisanal communities from all around Mexico, we have archived and produced great visual content that we love...
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Dances and Ceremonies: The New Spring Collection and Processes

The “Dances and Ceremonies” collection is designed for dance. The dresses are instruments that the body touches as it moves: the colored ribbons come alive and the metal bells mark its rhythm. These...
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The Spring Summer 2017 Campaign by Ramiro Chaves

The rituals of healing and shamanism, the dances and ceremonies of the indigenous communities with whom we work are at the center of this collection.     Fashion has the power to transform. In...
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Come and see us at #ZonaMaco2017!

We’re very excited to share with you, one more time, the news of our booth at Zona MACO 2017, the most important contemporary art fair in Latin America. We’ve been working on a special and...
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Fashion in Resistance: We went to the #WomensMarch in Washington

We’re proud of our participation in the #WomensMarch movement, in Washington D.C. this past January 22nd, where we had the fortune of concurring with hundreds of intelligent, brave, strong women...
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The Year in Review: Our Projects from 2016

We’re certain 2016 was interesting for everyone; a year that challenged our values, our goals, successes and development as people, so we gathered up some of the things we did along the way to share...
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Iazua Larios in the premiere of the film trilogy “Winnetou” in Berlin

We are very proud of the Mexican actress, Iazua Larios, who interpret Nscho Tschi in the new german trilogy #Winnetou, coming soon in Berlin. “In a country like the one we currently live, we should...
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Molinillo Pop-Up at #ExpoChocolate in Monterrey

What we love doing most is travelling through Mexico, getting involved with new projects and showing the people of our country the collaborations we’ve achieved with the most talented artisans and...
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Greetings from Tulum! All about our new Store

We’re happy to share with you the news of our store opening in Tulum, in a very special location created by Michael Vendito, who worked with local Mayan artisans and recovered wood from hurricanes...
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Jaspe + Kasuri: Ikat Weaving of Mexico & Japan by Carla Fernández

“Shibori, Ikat, and Sustainability: Land, Culture, and People”  We’re thrilled to announce our participation in the 10th International Shibori Symposium, which will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico,...
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Dances And Ceremonies: SS17 show at Americas Society NY

In “Dances and Ceremonies”, Carla Fernández puts together the craft and ideas of 11 different indigenous and mestizo tribes around Mexico, presenting the brand’s Spring Summer 2017 collection....
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Power Talks: Carla Fernández at The Power Plant, Toronto

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public art gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual art from Canada and the world. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic...
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#OpenStudio: The celebration of our new workspace!

We recently celebrated the opening of our brand new studio and showroom in Mexico City! A brand new exclusive collection of Mola application pieces (which you can see here) was presented for the special...
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The Mola Blouses Collection: A Piece Telling Many Stories

To celebrate the opening of our new studio and showroom, and to share with you a new story of artisanal work, we’ve created an exclusive collection of unique blouses with Mola applications. In the...
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Carla Fernández + 8 Capsule Collection

CARLA FERNÁNDEZ + 8 A UNIQUE COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTING THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL OF MEXICAN ARTISANS, WHOSE QUALITY MIRRORS THAT OF THEIR ITALIAN COUNTERPARTS. THE COLLECTION IS CREATED...
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Discover our Fall Winter 2016 Campaign

Photography: Dorian Ulises López Models: Marilyn Chaidez and Fernanda Blaz Makeup and hair: Maripili Senderos Styling: Diego Lacayo Jaén Shoes: Unmarked Jewelry: Felina; Avec and Driguez, INC. (Naked...
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Las Flores, Los Espíritus y Los Instantes – A Film by Ramiro Chaves

  Presented during SITE Santa Fe 2016 VIDEO BY RAMIRO CHAVES EDITING BY JAVIER VELÁZQUEZ ARTISANS FROM THE TOWN OF HUEYAPAN, PUEBLA ROSA HERNANDEZ MARIA LUCAS BEATRIZ BELLO JULIA MONTERDE ARTISANS...
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SITElines.2016: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas

SITE Santa Fe presents SITElines.2016: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas Opening in July, this exhibition, entitled much wider than a line, is part of SITE’s ongoing biennial series with a...
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Dances and Ceremonies: SS17 Show at The O.P.E.N. Singapore

In Dances And Ceremonies, Fernández puts together the craft and ideas of 11 different indigenous and Mestizo tribes around Mexico. She explores the numerous festivals in the Mexican calendar celebrated...
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#PerfilesVogue: Carla Fernández and The Mexican Textile Richness

Published originally on Vogue.mx Carla Fernández: the Mexican textile richness Mexican traditions are a fundamental part of the essence of this #MadeInMexico brand. “Our motto is that the future...
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Social Feed #TheBarefootDesigner at Museo Jumex

We summarize and show you some of the publications with #TheBarefootDesigner at Museo Jumex. Thanks for the support and the amazing images! Soulmates Never Die. #vscocam #carlafernandez #ladiseñadoradescalza...
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Interview for El País: “Chiapas is equally elegant as Balenciaga”

“Our haute couture is located in the mountains”, says Carla at Museo Jumex in Mexico City, which until May 15th is exhibiting her designs (clothing that is art) made in collaboration with artisans...
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Our new Store is Open! Visit San Miguel de Allende

We finally opened our 4th store in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. We’re so grateful to be welcomed in such a creative community, and to have celebrated with culinary arts,...
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#TheBarefootDesigner: Dance by Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell

To find out more about the exhibition “The Barefoot Designer: A Workshop to Unlearn” at Museo Jumex, click here.
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See what happened at the Opening of #TheBarefootDesigner

We celebrated the opening of “The Barefoot Designer: A Workshop to Unlearn” at Museo Jumex with a performance by Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell, ex-dancers from the Merce Cunningham dance...
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#LatinsInVogue: The Barefoot Designer

In an exclusive visit, Carla Fernández talks to Vogue Mexico and Latin America about her work in the exhibition “The Barefoot Designer: A Workshop to Unlearn”. To show at Museo Jumex implies...
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“The Barefoot Designer”: Workshops Open to the Public

WORKSHOPS: THE BAREFOOT DESIGNER THE BAREFOOT DESIGNER: A WORKSHOP TO UNLEARN — a variation from the exhibition originally presented at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 2014— shows the work...
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The Barefoot Designer: A Workshop to Unlearn

Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A workshop to Unlearn March 23–May 15 Museo Jumex Level 1 gallery Coordinated by: Viridiana Zavala, Curatorial Assistant The Barefoot Designer: A Workshop to...
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Spring Summer 2016 GIF’s by Jaime Martínez

Carla Fernández Spring Summer 2016 Collection Photographer: Jaime Martínez Model: Diana García Pre-order the collection here.
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52 Places to Go in 2016 by The New York Times

Mexico City: A metropolis that has it all. “Design fans can work up an appetite shopping for products by studios likeDavid Pompa and Lagos del Mundo or for designs by Carla Fernández. Photography...
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Visit us at Zona MACO 2016

On February 3rd through 7th we’ll be a part of the contemporary art fair Zona MACO, a celebration of design in Mexico City. Come and see first hand our Spring Summer 2016 Collection, meet the designer...
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Interview by The Rage

THE RAGE: In your own words, who are you and what do you do? CARLA FERNÁNDEZ: I’m Carla, I do clothing, I’m a fashion designer and entrepreneur. TR: What is the essence of the brand? CF:...
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Social Feed – December 2015

Follow our social handles to stay tuned with projects, events and news! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest In this section we share the images and comments from our followers every month....
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Carla Fernández at Mercado Decembrino

December 5th and 6th Carla Fernández will participate in Mercado Decembrino. The urban market will take place in México D.F., Polanco, Calle Virgilio. Over 80 exhibitors will present the latest in design,...
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NOT JUST A LABEL Editor’s Pick

Carla Fernández was featured in the editor’s pick section of NOT JUST A LABEL. NJAL is a pioneer in fashion ecommerce – its platform contains more than 18.000 designers! We’re proud that NJAL...
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#TBT Carla Fernández on ASVOFF Google+ Fashion 2014

A Shaded view on Fashion Film, ASVOFF, the fashion film festival, arrived to Mexico on October 2014. Luisa Saénz, Director of the festival in México, shared the contents and news in the company of Carla...
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Carla Fernández in Dressed by Whom?

The mini documentary “Dressed by Whom?” provides you with an exclusive view behind the scenes of the Mexican fashion industry. It addresses challenges for Mexican fashion businesses like international...
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Interview with Designsponge

Do you know what Carla thinks about success and failure? Thanks to Designsponge which interviewed Carla for their Life & Business rubric, you can now find out, as well as why Carla’s son was the...
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Carla Fernández in Tokyo Design Week

We’re so excited to be a part of the Tokyo Design Week 2015, which kicks off on October 24 and spans for ten days.     Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year it is expected to draw approximately...
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Interview with Exclama Magazine

During the International Symposium of Sustainable Design in Colombia, Carla and the fashion expert Pilar Castaño gave an interview to Exclama magazine. EXCLAMA: Your work is applauded at international...
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El Rebozo – Made in Mexico

This summer more than 50 000 people came to see the exhibition El Rebozo – Made in México displayed at the Franz Mayer Museum. Rebozo was – and still continues to be – an emblem of the Mexican...
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Social Feed – October 2015

Follow our social handles to stay tuned with projects, events and news! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube In this section we share the images and comments from our followers every month. NEW...
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Sound of the Studio: Not Just a Label

Music is just one of Fernández’s sensory stimulants, and in the run up to #ORIGINFAIR 2015—it’s a timely moment to tap the designer for a mix tape of music that’s emblematic of her culturally...
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Sustainable Fashion: Design for Change

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 starts at the University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano Sustainable Fashion: Design for Change, an event in the program of Design and Fashion Management which consolidates responsible...
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Celebrating Mexican Fashion in London

Fashion & Design, an event that presented the Spring / Summer 2016 collections of five national designers at a Mexican night to celebrate the proclamation of independence, and publicize the talent...
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“The Future is Handmade” Debuts in Los Angeles

Update: Read the article about the exhibition on the Los Angeles Times (click here). The future of fashion is handmade, according to award-winning clothing designer and activist Carla Fernández. Fernández’s...
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ALL YOUR GOLD (HAS GONE) by HYPER ANIMALS

Photos: Leonel Sam Make up | Hair: Angel Moncada Model: Kayla | Paragon MM All clothing: Carla Fernández     View the full editorial on HYPER ANIMALS, here.
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The Future is Handmade! on LA Times

“DTLA pop-up shop to offer tunics, ponchos and a primer on the Mexican craft movement” Fernández hopes her L.A. exhibition — which coincides with Mexican Independence month and highlights...
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Social Feed – September 2015

Follow our social handles to stay tuned with projects, events and news! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube In this section we share the images and comments from our followers every month. Beautiful...
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Book Signing at Decades Los Angeles

Decades proudly presents Carla Fernández, signing copies of her book “The Barefoot Designer: A Handbook”. Along with the event, we’re presenting Carla’s personal curated collection of Mexican...
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Roma Store Re-Opening Photos

THANKS FOR JOINING US TO CELEBRATE THE RE-OPENING OF OUR ROMA STORE, AND THE LAUNCH OF OUR ONLINE STORE. VISIT THE STORE AND VIEW THE NEW COLLECTION FALL WINTER 2015. ÁLVARO OBREGÓN 200, COL. ROMA MÉXICO...
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Social Feed – August 2015

Follow our social handles to stay tuned with projects, events and news! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube In this section we share the images and comments from our followers every month. @carlafernandezmx...
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The Future Is Handmade! on ForbesLife

Carla Fernández and her team work with indigenous artisans (really) all over Mexico, keeping their ancient weaving, embroidery, and leather work techniques alive and providing work for people in rural...
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Roma Store Re-Opening

Join us to celebrate the re-opening of our Roma Store, and the launch of our online store. Thursday August 27th – 7pm Álvaro Obregón 200, Col. Roma México DF #Guerrero #TheFutureIsHandmade Special...
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Proyectos Unidos Mexicanos in New York

PUM has one mission: taking Mexican creativity to different parts of the world and presenting to the audience the reality we want to live in, that is one of a creative, suggestive cultural and cooperative...
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Fall Winter 2015 – Fashion Film

Directed by Ramiro Chaves in collaboration with Georgina Valdez. Music by Siete Catorce – “No” Video Editing: Javier Dorantes Models: Dakota from Paragon; Courtney from Wanted Stylist:...
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#FashionGIFS – Part 2

Jaime Martínez is a photographer from Monterrey, Mexico, based in Mexico City. He has worked with M.I.A., Versus Versace, Interscope, Dazed Digital, Sony, i-D Mexico and Vice MX, among others. Model:...
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FW15 Campaign in i-D Mexico

“Carla Fernández is an expert in reaching the corners of our country that we don’t know, we join her in a magic trip through the architecture of the Mexican Javier Senosiain, and we exclusively...
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Carla Fernández By TWELVEOFOUR

Twelveofour chose to start her new blog with this feature on Carla Fernández, after she recently attended our hybrid shopping/art show at Heath Ceramics in San Francisco a couple weeks back. Her photos...
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Global Fashion Capitals. Museum at FIT

The exhibition opens with a digital style map that geographically locates the fashion capitals and showcases their latest runway and street style photographs. Global Fashion Capitals continues city-by-city,...
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#FashionGIFS by Jaime Martínez – Part 1

Jaime Martínez is a photographer from Monterrey, Mexico, based in Mexico City. He has worked with M.I.A., Versus Versace, Interscope, Dazed Digital, Sony, i-D Mexico and Vice MX, among others. These...
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Código Questionnaire: Carla Fernández

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Dog tamer in a circus and an opera costume designer. What is the main virtue that you find in someone else? I like people who invent their own worlds …...
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Cool Hunting: Design Culture Mexico

Inspired especially by squares, Fernández loves the geometry of many traditional garments that are formed from simple shapes. She believes the true haute couture of Mexico is made in the highlands. “For...
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The Barefoot Designer: A Handbook (2014)

It is hip to be square. That’s what Carla Fernández shows us with her intricate fashion designs that mix the contemporary with traditional Mexican patterning techniques. The latter mostly stem from...
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Revealing Mexico (2010)

In 2010, Mexico observes two important anniversaries: the bicentennial of its independence from Spain, and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. These two milestones offer the country’s 111 million...
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La Constancia de Puebla = Capital de Las Industrias Creativas de México

     La Constancia is a clear opportunity to take leadership in the industrial and creative sector of the country, Mexico being a cultural and economic powerhouse affected by the global crisis....
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Eco Fashion (2009)

Eco Fashion by Sass Brown, honors what ground-breakers are doing in the fashion industry to integrate their consciousness, lifestyle choices and concern for our planet and the people on it, into their...
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Fashioning Fabrics: Contemporary Textiles in Fashion (2006)

While it may at first seem obvious that textiles have a central role in fashion design, often the use of fabric is not discussed in its own right, but is seen merely as a material with which a designer...
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di.me Concept Store in ELLE France

“For the first time in Paris, we can discover the world and work combining local crafts, ancestral know-how and modernity. Unique and original creations are made by these designers coming straight...
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di.me Concept Store in Vogue Paris

Read the full article on Vogue Paris.
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Carla Fernández – T Magazine by The New York Times

“We have an urge to have our own identities and celebrate our own individuality,” she says. “All the details, even the little mistakes, are part of the spirit and beauty of handmade”. Read...
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Interview with designboom

designboom: what sparked your interest in fashion? Carla Fernández: I love the power of clothing and the transformative quality of dressing up. when I was very young, maybe five years old I remember dressing...
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Taller Flora (2005)

Taller Flora functions as a mobile laboratory; a part of the workshop is conducted in indigenous communities and another in Mexico City. The project aims to create a sustainable option that can incorporate...
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Design. Culture. Mexico. Boiler Room San Francisco

Part celebration, part exhibit, part launch of Carla Fernández’s inaugural collection in the US, Design Culture Mexico was an opportunity for long-time fans and newcomers alike to take a deep dive...
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“The Barefoot Designer” at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

At the exhibition, each region of Mexico is accompanied by a rack of garments that can be touched, tried on and purchased. The visitor is offered with a close approach to the garments, the way it is made,...
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The Pop-Up Generation – Design Between Dimensions

MOTI Museum of The Image. The dynamism of pop-up is reflected in the exhibition: its flexibility and versatility is a source of inspiration for many disciplines. Visitors will experience multi-media installations,...
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Young Creative Design Businessmen International Award

An exhibition of work by Carla Fernandéz was shown at the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City in 2010 to celebrate her receiving the Young Creative Design Businessmen International Award from the British...
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MUSAC: Notes About Emancipation

Notes about Emancipation. Group show with Carolina Caycedo, Carla Fernandez, Adriana Lara and Judi Werthe. Echoing the commemoration of the historical cries of independence of a series of Latin American...
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The New World: Design from Five Continents

The best part of the London Design Festival is the surprise of discovering something new and wonderful. This show, The New World, Design from Five Continents, is sponsored by the British Council, an agency...
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apexart: A Way Beyond Fashion

A Way Beyond Fashion analyzes the shifting boundaries between art and fashion design. The selected 11 artists and designers blur the lines between the two disciplines when exploring phenomena related to...
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Evolution / Revolution. RISD Museum of Art

Collaborations often occur between textile and fashion designers. “The HaaT line for Issey Miyake by Makiko Minagawa combines innovative fabrics from Japan with the hand-worked cloth traditions of...
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The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art. 2008. McCabe was able to put her stamp on this long-planned show that is traveling from the Godwin-Ternback Museum at Queens College. For MOCFA’s intimate space, she reorganized...
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The Rocky Mountain People Show – Galleria Civica di Trento

The Rocky Mountain People Show, curated by Fabio Cavallucci and Cristina Natalicchio, was inaugurated on July 15th 2008 at 8.30pm at the Galleria Civica in collaboration with the fashion designer Carla...
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Spain Cultural Center

Program for sustainable management of cultural heritage for development.
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Stitching Communities. Harvard University.

Presented at Harvard University. November 2007.
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Stitching Communities. MIT Visual Arts Program.

  This lecture series was made possible with a special grant by the Office of the Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, and it is a collaboration with the Latino and Latin American Art Forum at...
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