Paola Lizano

About the Designer

Paola Lizano

Hello, I’m Paola, a Costa Rican Fashion Designer dedicated to creating unique, timeless, and meaningful pieces. My formation in New York City at The Fashion Institute of Technology equipped me with the possibility to learn, grow, and work in prestigious companies such as Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, and Marchesa. During this time I was able to learn about the entire design process, luxurious couture techniques, bridal and red carpet garment development, and a fully rounded design work environment.

When it comes to designing, I believe that the final product is important, but the transparency of the process is essential to achieve high-quality sustainable, and ethically created pieces. Utilizing natural fibers, attention to detail, labor integrity, and love are all fundamental values immersed in each piece we develop.

My inspiration comes from my spiritual journey and the unseen, which I merge with visuals that inspire me at a deep, personal level. As a designer, I am an emotional storyteller who searches for a connection to everything that I make. I want my designs to provoke emotion, bring hope, and communicate love and beauty to each woman I come across with.

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”
Col. 3:14

STORYLINE

Paola Lizano | Founder and Creative Director.

Marchesa | Couture Assistant Designer.

BFA Thesis Knitwear Critic Award Winner.

Rebecca Taylor | Knitwear Design Intern.

Ralph Lauren | Womenswear Couture Collection Design Intern.

Carolina Herrera | Fabric R&D Design Intern.

Spring Fashion Show Ready-to-Wear Winner. 

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