Paola Hernández is an American fashion designer
based in Brooklyn, New York, born in Mexico City.
Her brand is focused on the expansion of consciousness and the importance of sustainability. Hernández tends to choose natural, biodegradable materials, and her pieces are usually made out of one single component— which is easier to recycle, such as merino wool, cotton or silk. Quality is very important to create pieces that can last a lifetime or can even be passed on to future generations. Everything is designed in Brooklyn and produced in New York City, Los Angeles, and Italy.
Hernández’s main sources of inspiration are motherhood, yoga, meditation, knitting, philosophical books, contemporary dance, and visual art.
Each month, she releases a new product based on a specific concept which guides the choices of colors, materials, shapes and artwork, sometimes collaborating with contemporary artists.
“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."
Paola studied philosophy at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, followed by fashion at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London.