Paola Barrago is a London based fashion designer specialised in womenswear and with a strong interest in contemporary craftsmanship. Through the designer collection contemporary craftsmanship is focused upon as continuity between tradition and modernity.
She graduated with a BA (Hons) Fashion Design at London College of Fashion and has always been interested in the relationship between fashion, human behaviour and sustainability.
The collection, Synthesis, explores psychological cubism, a way in which different psychological states and aspects of the identity can coexist simultaneously within a single individual. The narrative regards how we shape our own identities, especially as denizens of different countries exposed to and immersed in diverse systems of meaning. Inspirations from the designer Sardinian heritage are combined with elements of her present life in London, expressed simultaneously, replicating metaphorically cubist compositions.