Today s #MondayMotivation comes from #GabrielaHearst, whose New York Fashion Week show takes place tomorrow. The designer was born Gabriela Perezutti in 1976 and grew up on her family s ranch in Uruguay, which she still runs today. In her early 20s, after a short period in Paris, she moved to New York to study performing arts at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, before making her first foray into fashion in 2004 with contemporary women s line, Candela.
She launched her namesake label in 2015, with the Nina Bag named after Nina Simone quickly becoming one of her most iconic pieces. Her emphasis on sustainability and appreciation of Merino wool earned her the Woolmark Prize for Womenswear in 2016. More recently, she secured a minority investment from LVMH for her brand.
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