Carla Fernández exudes style in her fashion line as well as in her home; both are simultaneously traditional, progressive, and 100% Mexican.
The name, Carla Fernández, keeps popping up lately. First, my friend living in México suggested that I research the house of Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes. Their house is brutalistic in style as is my friend’s new house currently under construction.
Carla Fernández’s home perfectly suits its Mexican location through its bold architecture, large scale, and striking rather than pretty interiors.
Like their stylish predecessors (Frida and Diego), Carla and Pedro live in Coyoacán. Also like Frida and Diego, this couple is politically minded.
“In 2008, Reyes set up Palas por Pistolas (‘guns for shovels’) in the city of Culiacán, a project that resulted in the military collecting 1,527 guns in exchange for coupons for domestic appliances. The weapons were melted down and turned into 1,527 shovels used to plant trees across the city and beyond.” – an excerpt from Wallpaper*
The couple is clearly passionate about books sometimes purchasing 70 in a week.
To support and further local artisans, Carla Fernández incorporates traditional Mexican weaving techniques into her modern silhouettes.
Shortly after looking into Carla’s home, an image from her clothing line came up on my cousin’s Instagram feed.
As I have gotten older (lazier) and busier, I prefer one piece outfits that do not require coordination. The piece pictured is bold in its simplicity but traditional with its leather fretwork. I might (definitely) have to add this to my wardrobe.
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