Maria Fontanellas, born in Igualada (Barcelona) in 1992. In 2010 she went and studied Fashion Design in Milan at the Istituto Marangoni and subsequently, pattern making at the Istituto Secoli. Her first collection, chosen by an external panel of judges, led to her participation in the Fashion Show presented by the school of the 20 best designers of her year.
Mietis is a reflection of a familiar savoir faire. The family leather tanning tradition, run by three generations since 1954, brought her back to Igualada where she opened her Atelier in which top quality leather is the essence, reinterpreted in a modern key.
The collections are defined by Maria Fontanellas’s unique and transgressive design and attention to detail, with an emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of materials and custom-developed fabrics.
Mietis collections are being exhibited at Showroom Boon Paris, selling its leather crafted pieces to the international markets.
Designer María Fontanellas was awarded the Generalitat de Catalunya National Prize for Emerging Design empowered by Desigual for the collection showed at Barcelona 080 20th Edition.