Mexican Gabriela has always been fascinated by drawing and design. Though she originally started studying industrial design, she soon realized this was too limited for her. Luckily for us, she changed her path towards the design academy in the Netherlands. Here she gained a great deal of knowledge and expertise in areas such as textile, pattern design, styling and photography.“I also drew a lot and it quickly became clear this was a key way to express myself.”
The versatile environment of Vlisco’s design department fit Gabriela like a glove.
“In Mexico we say: the meat belongs to the sauce it swims in. I feel like the department is my home, my family. Each member has a reason to be here.”
Gabriela is fascinated by small details of every-day life. “I like the use of colour, I like feminine motives, contrasts and humorous twists or surprising details in visuals. Any element can become a starting point for an exciting story in design.”