A Spanish-American Fashion Designer, born in Spain but raised primarily in Miami, has always been immersed in the world of art, having been brought up among a family of artists. Heavily influenced by her father who is a celebrated sculptor and her mother a fabulous painter, both having worked extensively in the United States opera industry on the creation and design of the scenery for an array of productions.
At the age of 14 Carla enrolled in D.A.S.H (Design and Architecture Senior High) Miami, and began her training in Fashion Design. During her time at D.A.S.H she begun to work with Duende Ballet Español, where she designed and created all the costumes for their performances. She continued her training at F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology) New York, where she specialized in womenswear design. Much of her time was spent studying and training in the art of corsetry.
Carla Cid De Diego has been designing costumes since the age of 16 for a series of theatrical productions in the world of opera, theater, ballet, musicals and circus. Including respected institutions such as the Florida Grand Opera, Duende Ballet Español and now the Frost Opera Theater amidst many others. As well as working with great directors and producers, such as Jeffrey Buchman, Frederik Kaufmann, Dean Anthony and Carlos Fernandez de Castro.
Carla joined forces with her partner, Jonathan Fakinos, a Greek-English Architect and designer, and together they created their brand “Carla Cid de Diego, Madrid”, a luxury Fashion brand that fuses art and fashion to create luxury wearable art and accessories. Each piece of the textile part of the collection is handmade by Carla with the most exquisite materials, and the collection of Sculpture bags is created in collaboration with Carla’s father, Sculptor Cid de Diego, completely made by hand, creating one of a kind, unique pieces of wearable sculptures plated in precious metals such as Palladium or 24kt Gold.
Joining the two worlds of Art & Fashion, Carla and Jonathan created Zenith Art & Fashion, and together they represent Artists & Designers from all around the world in a unique luxury platform that fuses the Arts to bring them to you.