- Lingerie Designer
undrest. is an artisan crafted, luxury woman’s clothing brand based out of Los Angeles, CA. The founder, ceo and creative director is Maria Paz Navales. The first season launched in 2007 with a Supima cotton lingerie collection, eventually evolving into high end, fine haute couture lingerie.
Maria Paz Navales conceived undrest. in 2007. The original idea was to fill a void for a basic, modernized, Brazilian Cut 100% Supima Cotton Panty. Her love for fine natural fabrics is the foundation for every single design and detail that is undrest.
“I take inspiration from the places that I love most…the streets of Paris, London and Sao Paulo, the beaches of Biarritz, San Sebastian, Rio De Janeiro, Buzios, Ilhabela, and of course Los Angeles and the entire coast of California. I have a deep love and appreciation for the art of business. I photograph, design, and creative direct the entire brand and am on site daily in the atelier working hand in hand with my team of pattern makers, seamstresses, and production sewers to bring the cultures and styles of the world to you through the designs of undrest. I am thankful every day for my company and for the team who helps make it all happen.” – MPN
The brand has now grown to include a swimwear line called undrest: by the sea. and now offers a contemporary sportswear and ready-to-wear line called undrest : drest.
The entire brand is vertically produced in an 8000 sq.ft. atelier located in East Los Angeles. undrest. works with only the finest sewers who are tested for skill level prior to being hired. They are then intensely trained in-house to craft garments using the finest sewing techniques to insure a long life for each garment.
French seaming and hand-sewing is greatly used in many of its’ garments as the brand strives to make the garment “just as beautiful on the inside, as it is on the outside.”
Maria Paz Navales personally sources cotton and trims locally, and then travels the world sourcing the finest in French Leavers Lace from couture houses in northern France, European cashmere and cotton yarns from Italy and Spain, and Liberty fabric from London.
undrest. is produced locally in Los Angeles, making the brand naturally green as producing locally decreases its’ carbon footprint. Off-shore, non-domestic production greatly contributes towards the earth’s carbon footprint.
We make great efforts in re-using fabric waste by donating fabric remnants to various charities and organizations whom in turn create unique items such as cotton baby blankets for children living with cancer as well as unique garments created by local fashion college students.