Paola Dress | Arteaga

Paola Dress | Arteaga

Created as a collaboration with Chiapan artisans in Mexico, the Paola is a masterpiece of intricate hand embroidery.

Tell us your favorite piece from the collection.

It would be the Paola dress. The neckline is embroidered by hand and made of silk.

How did you come up with the design?

I was in Mexico working with artisans. I didn’t have a specific design in mind, but I had this gorgeous fabric and we ended up creating the dress together and the embroidery is in their traditional motifs. It was a true collaboration. They hand stitched the embroidery at the neckline and the hems. It was a long process, about 50 hours. The craftsmanship on this piece is really masterful. It’s certainly not a piece that can or should ever be mass produced and we only made a very few select pieces. 

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