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.
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.
Continuum of Being
The special edition collection, titled “Continuum of Being,” derives from the question of what it means to be American.
Paola Hernández received her residency as an outstanding talent when she moved to New York City from Mexico City.
To celebrate that Hernández is becoming an American citizen, she created a dialogue through American contemporary art by collaborating with artist Margo Wolowiec to create a custom made jacquard for the knitwear collection.
The knitwear is made in Los Angeles, California with Italian yarns.