About The Designer
Suárez is a Nicaraguan born designer who was raised in the city of Miami, Florida. Surrounded by art, culture, and innovation, she was able to hone her innovative eye, while grasping a deep connection to her rich Latin roots.
Martha has always had a big love for Couture.
From an early age she uncovered a passion for the fine arts, in which she would be trained. It was through fine and conceptual art that she discovered the world of Haute Couture. Her formal design training began while studying at the renowned Design and Architecture Senior Highschool (DASH) in the heart of Miami’s Design district
At DASH, Martha thrived. She can vividly recall seeing her first runway show by the famed Christian Lacroix and knowing that she wanted to follow in the footsteps of the great designers. She quickly became one of the top students in her program, earning awards and scholarships, and most notably being handpicked by the designer Esteban Cortazar as his first apprentice. During these formative years, Martha was guided by some of Miami’s most respected instructors, who recognized her unique talents and pushed her toward New York City, the epicenter of American Fashion.
Martha chased her passion to New York City, and secured a coveted spot in the Haute Couture program at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) while pursing her BFA in Design. It was here that she perfected her couture skills, under the teachings of some of fashion’s most renowned teachers and leaders. Not only did she immerse herself in the intense couture training at FIT, but she also interned and apprenticed for respected design houses, such as Maggie Norris Couture.
Throughout her storied career, Martha has touched many areas of design. She has worked and studied in womenswear, menswear, and accessories; all to gain a better understanding of fit, fabric, concept, and the nuances of the art of design. She has rich and rounded experience, all which can unquestionably be seen in her brilliant work today.
The House of Suarez brand
The Martha Suárez label was established in 2010 with bespoke bridal, created for the bride who doesn’t wish to look like a “bride”. Feminine, chic, and relevant, the Martha Suarez collection draws inspiration from both vintage elements and future concepts. Both classic and innovative fabrics create a distinctive design unlike anything else on the market; perfect for today’s bride. Stating, our approach to wedding dresses, is one that does not follow the rules and conventions of the traditional bride. Our bride looks to break free from tradition and convention. She is excited by our use of prints, unique silhouettes, innovative textiles – all tied together by couture techniques and timeless quality. With an emphasis on natural, ivory, and light hued colors, our trademark motto is #notanotherwhitedress. Martha is not only giving her modern bride the individuality she is seeking on her wedding day, but also giving her the opportunity to wear her stunning piece again at a later occasion. Drawing inspiration from every facet of life and nature, the pieces are truly unique, beautiful, and full of possibility
We create custom Couture gowns and dresses based on our brand’s aesthetic.
Due to the beautiful customization and formation of each piece, our process is quite involved and may include multiple fittings in our studio.
Please allow us up to eight months to fully customize and create your dream dress, which we view as creating a piece of unique art.