Claudia Abilleira

Fashion Product
Video: Teaser of ABILLEIRA
Creative Director: Claudia Abilleira
Videographer: Jordan Tenenbaum
Model: Sally Bloom

Yolanda was my grandmother.

The most lovable and humble human being, yet with a very, very strong character. Her beauty inside and out, her ‘heavy bone’ body, and her sense of style, would create her presence distinct from everyone else.

She collected handbags, sunglasses and an extensive amount of jewelry. Her closet was my wonderland and that's how I was introduced to the fashion world. After her passing, she became my biggest inspiration; I inherited all of her belongings. It never fails to amaze me all the beautiful pieces that she collected and now have become the treasures of my inspiration.

This thesis is a representation of my connection with my grandmother and my way of a love letter to her. It shows how within my passion I keep her alive.

Te extraño abuela y esto es para ti.
Image: Abuela, Mama, y yo
Image: Abuela
Image: Abuela y yo




3D Renderings


3D Printed PLA
Image: Produly sponsored by Swarovski


Photography: Jordan Tennbaum
Model: Sally Bloom
Image: LOOK 1: 1938
Image: LOOK 2: 1962
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Puerto Rican creative powerhouse and visionary Claudia Abilleira has spent the last few years of her life navigating the ins and outs of the fashion industry. Her journey has taken her from cutting seams with some of Puerto Rico's most reputable designers to assisting renowned fashion houses like Altuzarra in New York Fashion Week, and landing a coveted sponsorship with Swarovski. While studying at Parsons School of Design for a BFA in Fashion Design, Claudia discovered her passion for high-end jewelry design, showcasing her talents with a stunning debut line of editorial eyewear.