Hola! I am Myriam Marcela,
I was born in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. My fashion career started when I was just 10 years old, after having rendered a dress my mother bought for me completely unrecognizable. My career took a more formal approach studying fashion design in Guadalajara, México. In 2002 life led me to Portland, Oregon where I have remained since.
Myriam Marcela started in 2014 with my Vintage Renewal line. I would transform vintage pieces into something new and customers would find me at trunk shows, pop-up shops, and other events. Later that year, I won best emerging designer in Portland, Oregon. This event catapulted me into the fashion industry.
Over the last years I have learned, though, that I don’t need to follow a fashion or seasonal calendar. I say now, with pride and confidence, that I make my own rules. I don’t believe the clothing I create should be on sale because it is "past season". My pieces are timeless. Fashion shouldn’t be temporary. I don’t believe in trends either or mass production. We all have our own style and we should invest in pieces which accentuate us and our unique personality.
If you look up the definition of couture, you will find the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client’s specific requirements and measurements. This is exactly what I do. When I create, my heart and soul is poured into each piece, inside and out, something my customers know to expect from my label.
Portrait by Ashley Courter