Fabric-Focused Womenswear by Zii Ropa

The young Mexico City-based label's designs revolve around simple lines and high-quality materials

Since moving to Mexico three and half years ago, Vancouver native Bridget Tidey has started her own unique clothing line Zii Ropa. Founded just last year, the brand’s aesthetic is comfortable yet flattering, durable yet sophisticated and is “inspired by diversity of different cultures, landscapes and traditions of making textiles throughout the world,” Tidey tells CH. “I’ve been making clothes since Home Ec class in …

Carla Fernández: Design Culture Mexico at Heath Ceramics

The award-winning designer's new exhibition features shoppable garments created in collaboration with Mexico’s most talented artisans

Based in Mexico City, fashion designer Carla Fernández travels through Mexico seeking the most talented regional artisans; she creates new designs that honor traditional fabrications in each region. This has given Fernández a reputation as a champion of the decorative arts of her beloved country. Last year her multimedia show at Boston’s Gardner Museum entitled “The Barefoot Designer: 
A Passion for Radical Design and Community” …

Fashion Designer Paola Hernandez’s Brooklyn Showroom

A peek inside the Mexican creative's philosophy-driven studio and store, and a brand new collection

Over a year after launching a flagship store in Mexico City, fashion designer Paola Hernandez has unveiled a showroom at the crux of Brooklyn’s north and south Williamsburg neighborhoods. Aesthetically minimal and arranged for the maximum impact of her clothing and accessory designs, the space offers an opportunity for buyers to get up close with Hernandez’s philosophically inspired works. Born in Mexico City and based …