Mariana Espinosa

Mariana Espinosa is a Latin-American designer and storyteller with a focus on fashion and costume design. Her artwork explores the relationship between memory, and ancestry, delving into the nuances of Latin-American identity.

She focuses on textile innovation, mixing traditional processes with the unexpected. Gaining inspiration from jewelry design, toys, and architecture, Mariana merges other creative worlds and enables their modes of construction to seep into her work. In tandem, her research on the traditional production of fibers, like natural dyeing, weaving, and knotting, creates continuity for the crafts of her ancestors, merging traditional practices with modern design.

Within her development, Mariana seeks to build stories and worlds that restructure the idea of home. Therefore in collaboration with her garment designs, she continues her world-building through her work in illustration, theater, and installations. Through this, Mariana highlights her enthusiasm to create garments and understand who is wearing them, why, and when.