Confecciones Maryla: among threads, fabrics, buttons, festoons and buttonholes
For Maryla Pérez Cordeiro, a simple, enterprising and tenacious woman, designing clothes is creating. It is the art of understanding the needs of people with diverse tastes and producing what they want or need for their daily lives.
It is also to satisfy men, women, girls and boys who want to wear beautiful, elegant, practical clothes that allow them to function in their various environments.
“I design out of pure hobby, I never studied it in the academy. I went from being a seamstress to being a dressmaker by practicing daily with the scissors and needle. I learnt from the knowledge of the neighborhood dressmakers, with them I learned first to cut and sew and from this experience I began to draw my first experimental designs,” said the creator.
Maryla turned a place in her local area into a workshop, where several women work, who together with her have revived the old craft of the dressmaker, thus providing quality service to those who require it.
Among threads, fabrics, buttons, festoons and buttonholes, the designer’s professional life is developing, inspired by life itself, by the coming and going of people in the street, in their work, in what they do, also in what they want and why they want it.
She designs clothes for women as well as for men and children, always taking into account the activities they carry out, considering then that the clothes should be lightweight, with breathable fabrics to keep the body cool.
As for the future, she is thinking further ahead, as she intends to develop a project, with the help of the authorities of her neighborhood, to teach the cutting and sewing skills so necessary in the community, and thus contribute to meeting the clothing needs of local residents.
Maryla Atelier +53 7699 0400
Address: 10 de Octubre, No.354 e/ Rodríguez y San Leonardo, municipio 10 de Octubre, La Habana, Cuba.