the paola dress.

arteaga paola dress
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. It's made of a beautifully soft silk and embroidered all by hand.

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. It was a true collaboration. The embroidery on the dress is in their traditional motifs. They hand-stitched the embroidery at the neckline and at the hems. It was a long process, and took 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.

arteaga paola dress