Now based at several branded boutiques (including outposts in Roma, downtown, and posh Lomas de Chapultepec), and with a growing presence in some of the city’s smartest specialty shops, Mexican designer Carla Fernández has come into her own as a fashion force whose geometric cuts and mastery of color lead to clothes for men and women that are as bold as anything on Manhattan and Tokyo runways—yet always come alive with irrepressible Latin verve. Often inspired by indigenous palettes and textiles, the overall feel is edgy and today; and while the fit can be loose, even enigmatic, there’s a sexy something going on that has nothing to do with exposure or flaunt.
Inspired but not constrained by traditional Mexican textiles, Carla Fernández is a designer who creates clothing, accessories, and home goods with her cultural roots in mind. Check out her "Charro Collection," a line that evokes mariachi suits made totally contemporary. Pair with a rebozo, a traditional shawl. Like something with a looser fit? Try her blousy, oversized Onda shirts or tunics, and her Tlapa trousers, which are so comfortable you might need to buy more than one pair.