General admission for children 17 years and under is always free


Friday, October 20, 2023
11 am - 4 pm

**Please note: Admission to the Museum is not required to attend this event**

Gift at the Gardner cordially invites you to a one-time Pop-Up Shopping Event showcasing designs from artist-in-residence Carla Fernández! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and shop with the artist! Discover Carla’s new collection, her best-selling styles, and exclusive selection of Museum-inspired attire. Browse bespoke garments, handcrafted accessories (including jewelry and bags), and books from the fashion house of Carla Fernández. Join us this Friday for this extraordinary fashion experience.

View a selection of garments and accoutrement from Carla Fernández below!


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Image © Carla Fernández


Carla Fernández (AIR 2013) is a fashion house based in Mexico City dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the textile legacy of indigenous and mestizo communities of Mexico. The brand’s vision in regards to manual methods proves that ethical fashion can be innovative, avant-garde and progressive.


An agency of change and innovation, bringing new meaning to luxury fashion, the Carla Fernández team travels throughout Mexico visiting communities of artisans who specialize in handmade textiles and centuries-old indigenous techniques. The approach of the brand to these communities is contributing to sustaining ancient indigenous techniques and the people who collaborate with it.


Carla Fernández works in creative and productive collaboration with artisans in each project; techniques such as embroidery or manual weaving are an integral part of the design and production of new pieces and collections. In 2013, Carla was one of 11 globally awarded Amsterdam-based Prince Clause Awards, which recognizes artists whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their communities. We have also had solo exhibitions at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA / Jumex Museum in Mexico City / Heath Ceramics in San Francisco, CA / SIFA The O.P.E.N. Festival in Singapore; and group exhibitions at the MAD Museum, New York; Iturbide Palace and Amparo Museum in Mexico City, among others. In addition, the company is a B Corp, a certification that guarantees that best practices are implemented in all areas of the company.


The brand has been featured in publications such as Elle, Vogue, i-D, * wallpaper, T The New York Times magazine, among others.

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Learn more about Carla Fernández: Tradition Is Not Static.

Photo © Oluwaseye Olusa/Carla Fernández/Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston