Heirlome is committed to supporting and collaborating with artisans in Mexico and Latin America. Each season introduces a new artist’s work, explored through print, pattern and embroidery.

The artists in Mexico use traditional techniques in their art that have been passed down from generation to generation. A lot of precision and hand work goes into creating these works. When making prints we respect their work by retracing every stroke, every imperfection. Respecting the authenticity of the work, while giving it our modern approach to dressing.

Creative Director and founder, Stephanie Suberville, was born and raised in Mexico. Her fascination for her culture has always been at the root of launching this brand. We hope to help support these communities so that they can continue to keep their unique art form alive. We are encouraged by these talented artists, to help promote their work, and turn it into wearable art. 

Collection One, Jose Pajarito

Jose Pajarito, son of the late Nicasio Pajarito Gonzalez, is an artist from Tonala in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Nicasio was a nationally celebrated artisan throughout his life, known as one of the “Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano”.

Nicasio’s workshop is still operated today by his family. His son, Jose, focuses on flora and fauna motifs painted on pottery and plates made of “barro” or clay. He works in the regional styles of bruñido and canelo, and considers these mix of clays to be reflective of Mexico’s mestizo heritage.

For Heirlome, Jose recreated his traditional motifs using acrylic on draped dress silhouettes made of painter’s canvas. His work was digitized to print in fine silk by print designer Leila Dubus.