Local 22-year-old behind rising fashion label Petra Stellam

HOUSTON – Meet the local 22-year-old college student who is behind a new clothing brand in Houston called Petra Stellam.

Luis Ruiz chatted about his journey to the fashion industry and showed us 4 modern looks from his latest collection.

Fashion designer Luis Ruiz founder of Petra Stellam at the Houston Life studio (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Ruiz, who grew up in Pearland with his Mexican American family, is catching the attention of local fashionistas thanks to well-constructed garments where he uses unconventional materials like furniture rope, plastic grocery bags, pattern drafting paper, as well as traditional fabric.

He founded Petra Stellam in 2019 with a leather bag and now his designs range from avant-garde to contemporary minimal styles of ready-to-wear and couture collections.

To see his complete interview and some of his looks, check out the video above.

You can order his creations on his website, here.


About the Author:

Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.