Saturday, November 1, 2014

Boston Fashion Week 2014: Carla Fernandez

           Art and fashion met at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for a special presentation by Carla Fernandez. Perhaps the most visionary collection of Boston Fashion Week this year, each design was an embodiment of technique and originality. The Mexican designer was inspired by painted tiles in the museum's courtyard for her colorful SS15 collection. She created unique floral and botanical prints on lightweight fabric and incorporated texture with large knits. Instead of shaping her silhouettes with typical curved patterns, Fernandez uses a Mexican method called "the Square Root." This requires thoughtful draping to transform rectangular and square pieces of fabric.

Carla Fernandez answers questions from the audience.

* As a journalist, it is my priority to deliver accurate and unbiased information. When I do express my own opinions, it is my obligation to explain my exact observations and be true to my stylistic taste and views. I will not give a designer a good review to be in their favor, nor will I abstain from giving a designer a bad review to avoid their disapproval.