London-based designer Patricia Padrón merges sculptural designs with a fresh, feminine edge. Born and raised in Venezuela, where she studied Architecture, Padrón’s sophisticated pieces blur the line between art and fashion. Her atelier is in Madrid: the country of master dressmakers like Jesús Delpozo and, of course, Cristobal Balenciaga. Padrón’s approach to fashion is similar to theirs in that she follows a bespoke couture model; she can spend months working on a single garment, perfecting it until the fit and form are exactly as they should be. Artisanal and meticulous, her creation process yields unique garments of the highest quality.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, Padrón’s designs are at once dynamic and sculptural, colorful and sober, classic yet disruptive. Expect feminine and powerful silhouettes in natural fibers like linen, silk and cotton. Mix and match her monochrome separates for the perfect color block outfit or create the ultimate summer look with the Vega gingham dress.
Padrón works slowly and mindfully alongside her team to develop each and every one of her pieces. Working outside of the seasonal calendar, Padrón created a permanent collection that she builds upon with the recurring launch of capsule collections. Her thoughtful approach to design keeps her creative process alive, allows her team to develop the pieces in an artisanal manner and also allows her to produce in smaller volumes, therefore reducing waste. In fact, her atelier is focused on reusing as many fabrics as possible and finding creative ways of repurposing otherwise discarded textiles. Padrón sources her fabrics from the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain, making sure all her providers are Fairtrade certified. She also forgoes all synthetic materials, as well as fur and leather.
Patricia Padrón is a brand that fuses sculptural designs with a fresh, feminine edge. My hope is to connect women with the truest form of luxury -that which helps their most authentic selves emerge. As a business, I strongly believe in being agents of change in the fashion industry. Our challenge is to develop a unique and sustainable product that is more mindful of our environment.
— Patricia Padrón