Paola Hernández

Born in Mexico City, 1982. Lives and works in New York City.

Prior to her career in fashion, Paola Hernández studied philosophy.  Paola studied fashion at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, and shoe design at ARS Sutoria in Milan.

“Fashion is the manifestation of collective consciousness in everyday life, always moving forward” says Paola. "A garment is constantly evolving even after the design process is finished. The styling choices of the person wearing it give each piece a different interpretation each time."

Through fashion design Hernández explores philosophical concepts that often engender a spirit of collaboration with the world of contemporary art with deep symbolism behind each design element.

The materials used in each garment aim to reflect different concepts, bringing together the highest quality textiles and yarns from Japan and Italy for the pieces to be manufactured locally in New York City and Los Angeles. Within this belief, the shoes are made in Mexico City with local leather. 

Throughout her career, Paola has presented her collections in New York, London, Paris, Reykjavik, Bogota, and Mexico City.

Photo by Larkin Clark

Photo by Larkin Clark

The logo embodies Paola's search as a designer - unity within the duality of reality. The logo has two hearts that represent duality, forming a third in the middle symbolizing unity from within.

In Essence

The Spring 2017 Collection, titled “In Essence,” is based on the idea of connecting with our foundation, roots, and inner core. The collection pays homage to one’s essence and cultural background.

This collection is inspired by Paola Hernández’s Mexican heritage. It represents her journey as a fashion designer and honors the path that has led her to this present point.

Primary colors are featured throughout, representing the colors of Mexico City. The iconic Mexican architect, Luis Barragan, was an inspiration with his use of colors, light, and geometry.

“Knowing our position in time is essential to plotting our position in the universe.”