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.
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.