Inclan 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 designer, 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………..
Fall 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.