EXCLUSIVE: Paola Hernandez Dishes On Her NYFW Collection & Best Style Advice

Exclusive: Paola Hernandez Talks SS16 Collection & Her Best Style Advice
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Mexican designer Paola Hernandez took her designs through an evolution for her New York Fashion Week SS16 collection. Her simplistic and elegant designs are certainly one with nature this season.

We went backstage at Hernandez's SS16 show, and chatted with her about her inspiration for the line, her best style advice, and which Latina celeb she would love to see in her designs: 

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What was your inspiration for this collection?

The inspiration for this season is all about nature and the cycles within it, which allow it to be divine. It's all about realizing the changes that are necessary for there to be balance and evolution within nature. 

What particular patterns and designs did you use to express this theme? 

I chose particularly bees and honey hives to portray this idea of nature. I use a lot of diagonal shapes in this collection, such as sweaters inspired by the pattern of honeycombs. This is where the collection's title “Sacred Gemometry” comes from. I also use color combinations of black and navy and white and gold to represent the opposite forces of night and day and life and death.

What would you say is different about this collection from your previous work?

I would say it's more of an evolution of my past collections. They are usually based on different transformations of life. 

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