CeliaB is a Spanish brand founded in 2012 with a robust passion for textiles, craftsmanship and a strong commitment to sustainability.
About Celia Bernardo
Celia Bernardo is the founder, heart and soul of the brand. With a love for vibrant color, complicated knitting and the ability to create beauty from chaos and clash, she is on a mission to bring laughter and pleasure to all who wear her creations.
Celia’s designs showcase inspiration stemming from her travels across the globe, from stripes seen in Rajasthan to batiks from Indonesia. Her use of traditional motifs seamlessly blends with exaggerated textures and bold bursts of print and color.
Celia has worked for brands like Zara, Pepe Jeans and Asobio. But her love of travel and the weird and wonderful possibilities of color, wool and contradiction meant that the fast fashion industry couldn't hold on to her forever. In 2012, Celia B struck out on her own and started to make pieces for herself. Channeling her love for travel and her passion for handcrafted pieces, she collects textiles, patterns and inspiration from all over the world; from the jungles and beaches of Latin America to Moroccan medinas.
She firmly believes in empowering people to feel special and unique by creating timeless, fun and unusual designs that transmit to those wearing them; a spirit of uniqueness and freedom that goes beyond fashion trends. Focusing instead on the importance of the relationship you build with the clothes you wear, what you communicate to others through your attire, and last but not least, how it makes you feel. By doing this Celia creates a cultural and emotional connection with the final owner of her pieces.
Her focus on making high quality garments will make you instantly fall in love, because they do have that cultural and artistic link, with a longer and happier life than those made en masse. Reducing the amount of clothes we buy every season, will have a better impact in the production and consumption cycle, creating less of an ecological impact and forces the overall industry to implement fairer practices in production.
She pushes boundaries and revolutionizes attitudes towards fashion, breaking the mold and celebrating an international essence that is inline with the artisanal spirit of SOUQ.
We hope you enjoy this addition to the SOUQ family of brands and look forward to introducing you to more international artistes.
- CELIA B is exclusively available in store at SOUQ -