Marisol Arteaga’s designs are a product of different regions, aesthetics and stories. Being both an art and culture lover, her work is inspired by plenty of provocative sources — and it’s all sustainably produced.
“One of the main reasons I started Arteaga was to have the ability to focus on the best fabrications and materials I could find,” she explained. “I have a lot of experience sourcing fabrics, and have always had an idea of my favorite places for textiles: India, France, Mexico to name a few, so I honed in on those areas and always have my eyes open for beautiful new things.”
As her brand continues to evolve, Arteaga says she has had a chance to connect with everyone who helps make her clothing, which has enhanced her design process and helped shape her upcoming Autumn ’18 line. While her Spring ’18 line celebrated her eye for textiles and emulated the colorful air of the season, her new pieces are inspired by armor intermeshed with 1970’s Brooklyn street style. The collection meditates on how women dress themselves to feel powerful (especially in today’s harsh political climate).
“I spent a lot of time looking at the artwork of women artists like Louise Borgeois and Yayoi Kusama and how they used textiles and clothing for expression and story telling,” she said. “Overall, I was really interested in the the power of the traditionally feminine and combined all of these seemingly disparate influences to make this collection, which I see as an ode to the power of strong women.”
Arteaga’s Autumn ’18 line will be available at the end of August. Her designs can be found here.