As an aspiring womenswear fashion designer, my goal is to create versatile, modern, sustainable, and comfortable clothing. I design for a independent woman that is always on-the-go and that needs a practical wardrobe. I am mainly influenced by the fast-paced city life, my culture, and by the people that surround me.
I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica and I moved to New York in 2014 to study fashion design at Parsons The New School. I am currently a Senior and I am expected to graduate with a BFA in May 2018. I consider myself a fast learner and a good listener. I am interested in surface design, innovative fabric manipulations, the process of repurposing and upcycling, and the use of technology in art and design.
“POORAH VEEDAH” is a visual representation of the Costa Rican essence. It is a phrase that literally translates to “pure life” in Spanish. It embodies the Costa Rican life style; a very positive, and simple way of relating to one another, connecting to nature, and celebrating culture. The designs communicate a story about the importance of sustainability in a country that respects and values its natural resources. The main fabric is upcycled denim that was obtained through a collaborative partnership with GOODWILL INDUSTRIES. The other textile included is a pleated poly crepe de chine digitally printed with a design inspired by the Osa Peninsula "the most biologically intense place on earth" according to National Geographic.