Hi there! I'm Carla Schmetterling.
My parents name me Carla and I adopted my second name by the age of 14.
I would describe myself as an artist. I am a very sensitive person who needs to project the way I see the world in my work.
About studies and grants
Born in 1993.
I studied Arts and a Degree in Fashion Design.
In 2015 - I started focusing in how the world can be changed by using aesthetic capacites.
In 2017 - Methamophos show in the context of Alicante Fashion Week.
In 2017 - I started tattooing
In 2018 - Graduation in Fashion.
In 2019 - Shown a dress in a exhibition of the Terrassa Textile Museum.
In 2020 - Receives a grant for artistic research in Konvent.
In 2020 - Graduation in Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design.
In 2021 - Start a PHD in Design and Comunication
In 2022- Start working as a tattooer
Since I decided to separate my research from my brand. Carla Schmetterling become a slow fashion brand that creates pieces inspired in the 1900's.
The work started when I adopted some of the victorian shapes for the final project at my fashion degree, then, I started studing the shapes of the 1900's era till I found my own way to project them in 2022.
Carla Schmetterling is an fashionable project that prioritizes ethical and comfort values, without sacrificing an aesthetically crafted piece.
All my pieces are made by and for the client. I work consistently with an ideals, which include:
- Slow and conscious design.
- Direct and customer-friendly treatment, in advance of production and throughout the procedure.
- Customization of the pieces according to the customer's needs.
- Use of quality materials.
- Lack of overproduction.
- Incorporation of old trimmings (lace / buttons / embroidery).
- Possibility of making unique pieces, without serialization.
All the orders take a minimum of 30 days to be processed and shipped. The customer's sizes are required to do so.
See some of my collection here.
Since 2017 I have been exploring and growing with tattooing. My perspective of the tattoo experience is really close to my other beliefs. Art has the power to make changes in our body but also in our mind.
I see the tattoo as an artistic practice that allow me to connect to others. You can read more about here.
Baking cakes and making cookies is for me a way to express love. I've been doing it since I was a child at my granny's home. And thos is an activity that makes me feel in peace.
I love cooking with flowers and natural ingredients. You can buy some of my sweets here.