Magdalena Designs by Maria Magdalena Contreras Cortes
While some women can appreciate fashion and some women are able to appreciate the color, texture and pattern that make a garment special, it is rare to have both characteristics and the technical skills to construct a quality garment. One such talented designer is Maria Magdalena Contreras Cortes. “I was always following the trends in fashion and clothing since I was a child,” says Magdalena. “Now I enjoy getting just the right fabric for the client.”
It’s taken lots of sacrifice and hard work for Magdalena to achieve her dream of working in fashion. She studied for three years in design and clothing construction. After completing course Magdalena took the exam and qualified for her business license to make and sell her original clothing.
“I’m so grateful to those that choose my work,” said the soft spoken designer. “At times I’ve had to take small steps towards my dream but at least I have always moved forward.” “I feel blessed to have my family and to have the ability to work at something that I love.”
Magdalena still works out of her home but she is steadily building a loyal client base. After dress is worn Magdalena gets compliments and orders from new customers.
“It’s fun for me to create a beautiful gown from a pile of cloth.” Magdalena meets with prospective clients to discuss what they want, take body measurements and then she makes a pattern. After carefully cutting and tacking the garment, a fitting is required. “I am not satisfied until the fit is perfect,” said Magdalena. “If the woman is not smiling and feeling like a princess, I revise.” The finished product is unique, hand crafted piece that embodies Magdalena’s elegant modern vision.
The 2020 Women to Women Fashion Show is proud to introduce the beautiful feminine designs of Magdalena.
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Edited from original article by Tara Spears