Ever since I was a kid, I had two passions that seemed to be on opposite ends of the spectrum: science and art. So, after graduating with a degree in Psychology, I jet-setted off to the Big Apple to study Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design.
While I was there, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to Italy and learn about sourcing and production of luxury items. And when I graduated, I was even invited to present my first collection in Puerto Rico, where I got to rub elbows with some of the most celebrated designers on the island.
But, even though I decided to continue my studies and become a Clinical Psychology Doctor, my creative juices never stopped flowing. I kept designing and creating custom evening and bridal gowns, and my motivation to expand my work fueled the desire to focus on a piece of clothing we Puerto Rican's love to use, swimwear.
Why swimwear, you ask? Well, I was inspired by a friend, the beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico, and all the amazing places I've traveled to in the world. I set out on a mission to create unique, sustainable swimwear that would empower every woman to feel confident and beautiful.
And it wasn't just my love for fashion that drove me to create sustainable swimwear, but also my fascination with space. I mean, when you think about it, the earth is pretty darn unique and we need to do everything we can to preserve it!
So, now I'm here, trying to inspire women everywhere to follow their dreams, break out of society's mold, and pursue their passions with all their heart, while bringing a unique perspective to fashion and design, by recognizing the impact clothing can have on mental health and well-being.
If you want to know more of my story. Reach out via the contact page.
Adriana designs and creates all of Aragma's collections in her studio in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.