Maritza Fernandez- designer for Filomena Fernandez
Born in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, with Italian roots, Maritza Fernandez spent her childhood surrounded by water, mountains and homemade pasta. Her grandmother, Filomena became her role model and treasured friend. As a young child and through Filomena’s encouragement, Maritza began to develop her creativity and fashion sense.
This led her to The Design Academy Institute in Caracas, Venezuela where Maritza graduated as a fashion designer in 1989. That same year, Maritza moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she worked as an assistant designer to Kyoko Higa at Rose is a Rose. In 1992, Maritza moved to Miami and continued her career with Kyoko, selling the clothing line in the United States. After 23 years as partners, the designers combined Latin American roots with Asian culture and developed Filomena Fernandez. Filomena Fernandez represents the fusion of Latin American culture and femininity with Asian simplicity and aestheticism.
Filomena Fernandez- The Brand
The Asian-inspired womenswear line emphasizes modern minimalism that is both practical and sophisticated. With wearable separates, including loose-fitting knits, wide-leg trousers, slouchy shirts and whimsical peasant-style blouses, it brings