Inclan Studio…..Stop By Cotton Club To Meet Local Designer


InclanInclan Studio Spring 2019 Collection available at Cotton Club Collection, Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 with Personal Appearance by founder and designer, Houston’s Paola Contreras

For those of you that are not familiar with Houston’s own local designerInclan, Paola Contreras and her Inclan Studio you will have your opportunity to visit with the designer and see her upcoming Spring 2019 designs and a few remaining pieces from her Fall 2018, wear-now collection at Cotton Club Collection. Paola and her team continue to produce a ready-to-wear fashion label designing effortless and multifunctional clothing.  Easy to layer, dress up or dress down, and wearable year-round….so Houston-friendly!

In anticipation of Paola’s appearance at the Cotton Club,  who regularly carry her designs in-store, I chatted with Paola a little about her, mainly because I love her designs but also because I have always wanted to learn more about the gal behind the clothes.  Below are a few select comments from our chat………..

InclanFall 2018 select styles will  also be shown at Cotton Club Collection event

MRG: How did you get started in this business?

PC:     I graduated college in Boston, decided to go back to school for fashion design in order to learn how clothing is made, a better understanding of quality, and in hopes of opening a boutique. In doing so, I quickly learned that my passion was always in design. Thought school and after, I worked for Paty,Inc, a baby clothing company made in Houston. Then a year and a half after graduating design school, I launched Inclan. 

MRG:   How did you come about the naming of your collection?

PC:       Inclan, is my grandmother’s maiden name. I wanted to give an ode to women’s lineage, and of course to her.

Spring 2019 Inclan Studio Collection….sampling of styles available at Cotton Club Collection Trunk Show this weekendh








MRG:  Who do you feel to be your target audience?

PC:     The Inclan customer is……a relaxed, confident woman who loves to mix High and low fashion and who gravitates more towards classic style over trends. 


MRG:  Where is everything produced and how many collections a year do you produce?

PC:      Inclan is solely made in Houston and the majority is made in house in our studio in Midtown. We produce (4) collections a year: Spring, PreFall, Fall and Holiday.


MRG:  Please tell us what was your inspiration for the Spring Preview Collection that you will have at Cotton Club?

PC:      We call Spring 2019, “European Safari”. Understated antiquity mixed with the utility of safari wear.


About Roz Pactor

I am a fashion and marketing consultant and blogger based in Houston, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in fashion retailing that has spanned Foley’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s NYC, I have earned a reputation for delivering expertise, energy and enthusiasm to my roster of clients. I have remained closely connected with designer women’s fashion as well as the misses, teens, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories markets from coast to coast.

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