Carla Fernández was born in 1973 in Saltillo, Mexico, and is based in Mexico City. Drawing inspiration from the geometric shapes of Mexican textiles and patterns, Fernández works closely with communities of indigenous artisans and craftspeople to create her clothing, textiles, and housewares for her eponymous fashion label. Guided by the ethos that tradition is not static and fashion is not ephemeral, Fernández travels throughout Mexico, visiting artisans who specialize in centuries-old techniques—such as weaving, handlooming, embroidery, mud dyeing, and leather working—and employs them to contribute in the production of new pieces and collections. Fernández’s practice serves as a reconceptualization of the ways in which cultural heritage and tradition can thrive in a globalizing, homogenizing world.
Pedro Reyes & Carla Fernández