"To move freely, you must be deeply rooted."
Bella Lewitt (Dance Choreographer)

Born in Uruguay, Gabriela Hearst grew up on her family’s ranch surrounded by horses and cattle. After more than a decade spent in design, Gabriela honored her family’s heritage through the launch of her eponymous label in Fall 2015, as well as taking over the operations of her father’s ranch in Uruguay after his passing.

In Gabriela’s own words: “I wanted to create a brand that reflects a slower pace and process: where things are made with care and detail, where tradition is more important than trend, where there is a purpose to every piece. Each garment is an item into which I could pour my desires—made with impeccable constructions and uncompromising, noble materials. Together, they tell a story of the places I love that made me who I am: Uruguay and New York. Combining the utilitarian and the beautiful, I wanted to challenge myself and design long-lasting garments that hold memories for the woman who wears them. She is a real woman, alluring and powerful, but there is much action in her life and these clothes are her uniform, her armor.”

Gabriela Hearst currently lives in Manhattan, with her husband and their children.

In January 2017 Gabriela won the International Woolmark Prize for womenswear.

International Woolmark Prize