Mexican-American Fashion

 

Summer Romero Mexican-American fashion and textile designer and artist. She graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2008.

In 2009 she founded project TELAR (www.proyectotelar.com) working with various indigenous communities using natural, organic and recycled materials, reassessing and exploring Mexican textile traditional art evolving it through contemporary applications. The main objective of TELAR is to empower indigenous women thru free artistic expression, self-love and self-recognition. Everything is manufactured under the process she named Programming Aczión, which consists in blessing each piece in the recognition that each clothing and hat will cover a temple (the body) and it represents a sacred action. 

Under this process she has presented 20 collections of the GAIANAUTA series, 13 hand embroidered hat collections and a series of exclusive designs for her clients.

GAIANAUTA story has been written by Summer for the last 10 years. Each chapter is a collection. Therefore this brand goes by chapters and no by seasons like the rest of the industry. 

Since 2007 Summer has exhibited in various galleries and festivals in Mexico, the project has been selected to represent Mexico in United States and Europe creating unique shows, sensorial catwalks and performances. 

She recognizes the connection between all and collaborates with other artists and indigenous artisans from diverse artistic practices to enrich each other and manifest the collective consciousness through co-creation respect and sacred practices.

In 2016 THE SHOWROOM BY GAIANAUTA opened it´s doors in the heart of Mexico City to purposeful projects that promote conscious consmuption of goods. Offering a unique election of products for those who are ready to enhance a lifestyle of LOVE AND RESPECT for oneself and our planet EARTH. 

Summer also practices permaculture and traditional MEXICA practices shared thru Art Therapy, Orguantik gardening, Natural Dyeing and CHANUPA workshops. For the past year she has been collaborating with WILD FEDER sharing CHAGA ceremonies.