I always have so much fun visiting Paola Contreras at her Inclan Studio. She is such a talented designer and we are so lucky to have her here in Houston. I loved all of her fall/winter pieces! She creates styles which include all different colors, textures and fabrics that can be mixed and matched to form unique outfits.
For this shoot, we did a “mixed media” outfit which includes a multi fabric, layered asymmetric tank over tweed trousers with a soft skirt overlay. The long moto vest with ties completes this chic look.
Paola’s passion for fashion developed early in life while playing dress up in her mother’s closet. She tabled her artistic career to pursue International Business at Merrimack College from 2006 to 2010. After a brief time in the private sector, she decided to follow her heart back to Houston and began attending fashion school at the Art Institute in 2011. Before graduating, she was awarded 3rd place in the Houston “Little Black Dress Designer” competition. She began her Fashion Design career working as lead pattern maker for Paty, Inc. Paola’s senior collection marked the launch of her first women’s Ready to Wear clothing label, Inclán Studio in Fall 2013. Inclán Studio has shown at various notable fashion shows including Heart of Fashion in 2015 as the featured Emerging Designer, as well as Runway Houston. You can shop Inclán Studio at Sloan/Hall in Houston and San Antonio, and Azuz Boutique in Houston.
Check out her website www.inclanstudio.com
Photos/Assistance by Angie Fanelli