WORK PHILOSOPHY

I create each of my garments by hand, like limited edition works of art, piece by piece, with the aim of bringing out the individual characteristics of the women who wear my clothes.

Each collection is born from a new concept. With each design and with different finishes, I create a new visual language where I use everything from silkscreen printing and patchwork, to my own techniques such as mixing, manipulating, transforming and superimposing different weaves.

My collections are made up of pieces as unique and unrepeatable as each one of us.

ABOUT

Mertxe Hernández is a dynamic fashion designer from Barcelona, who graduated from the Escuela Superior de Diseño y Moda Felicidad Duce in Barcelona.


In 1997, she created her own label M T X for women and started to participate in Espacio Gaudí Nuevos Diseñadores Barcelona fashion Week.

Her designs are characterized by a personal touch that combines comfort with risk. She manipulates and experiments with fabrics, layers multiple fabrics and uses silk printing techniques, knitting and crocheting. Her designs have an impeccable cut made with high quality fabrics combined with more alternative materials.


Mertxe Hernández opened her first store-workshop in 2000, C/ Rec 32, in the Born area in Barcelona and in 2002 she was invited to participate in Pasarela Abierta de Murcia.


She was awarded the Dona Jove Empresaria Prize by l´Associació de Dones Emprenedores Odame in 2004.


Mertxe Hernàndez counts among her clients Cirque du Soleil, Turisme de Barcelona, the Picasso Museum, The shop of the Gran Teatre del Liceo and Laie la Pedrera for whom she has designed merchandising collections of t-shirts.




In 2006 Mertxe Hernández appeared in the book Salmones en Barcelona,...a contracorriente, Vol II along with 9 other artists from different disciplines. 


She has also collaborated with the Universidad de Bellas Artes de Barcelona, giving seminars and workshops.

Mertxe Hernàndez’ work has appeared in many nacional and international publications.
In 2008 the New York Times said:
“The designer Mertxe Hernàndez designs and sells refined bohemian pieces”
And selected her store-workshop as one of the essentials spaces to visit in Barcelona.
 
In 2012 Mertxe is the Co-founder, co-director and for some exhibitions, curator for the art festival WeArt Festival Barcelona, which has been held for three years in Barcelona. 


WeArt Festival is the only multidisciplinary arts festival in Barcelona featuring different artists from the disciplines of photography, street art, art, illustration, video art, photography and new media art.

© 2023 by Mertxe Hernández Herrán

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