Helping those with medical battles regain a sense of normalcy and dignity.
My name is Paloma Soledad. I’m a fashion designer and a three-time cancer survivor. During a five-year journey with advanced cancer, I experienced numerous surgeries and significant side effects from the drug treatments. Wearing my normal wardrobe became increasingly difficult. This inspired me to create a new line of adaptive clothing, to help people dealing with medical issues regain a sense of normalcy. The goal is to stylishly camouflage physical changes, so you feel less like a patient and more like yourself.
Helping the Planet
Growing up in Hawaii I was introduced to a playground of natural wonders. This shaped my design aesthetics and instilled a deep respect for the limited resources of this planet. To this day, the cornerstone of my brand is slow fashion, which considers all aspects of the supply chain, favoring quality and the design process over a race to the next trend. I extend this same consideration to all of my fashion projects. Krysalis Kouture focuses on comfortable timeless styles, using certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and organic cotton fabrics.
My personal clothing line cultivates sustainability by pairing designer fabric too small for mass production with antique handmade crochet from the early 1900’s.
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My Fashion Journey
The career I’ve had has been really fun, including designing for feature films such as “Coraline” and “Cabin Fever”. In 2009 I was awarded “Best Emerging Designer” with my first collection at Portland Fashion Week, which appeared in SPIN Magazine. I was honored to later be named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Eight Costume Designers turned Fashion Headliner”. Other highlights during my time in NYC have been fabricating on projects for Tiffany & Co, Bergdorf Goodman's, Van Cleef and Arpels, Saks Fifth Ave and Barneys. My pieces have appeared on shows like "Saturday Night Live", electronic billboards on Times Square, at "The Queen of the Night", and in the pages of L'Officiel, Photobook Magazine, JeJune and other periodicals.
-Krysalis Kouture wrapps everything I've learned into each new garment. -
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