Carolina Hernandez / Veteran Couture

Carolina Hernandez / Veteran Couture

The Gallery@57 is currently featuring designer Carolina Hernandez and her distinctive line of face masks. Carolina’s primary focus as an artist has been in the world of fashion design: couture, ready to wear garments, avant garde designs and costume masterpieces. Her label is named Veteran Couture, and it was inspired by her service in the U.S. Navy. In an interview with Sheeba magazine, she described her label as “…the yin and yang: the analytical and structured side of military service is the counterbalance to the creative and artistic side of fashion.” Her designs blend her passions, and she calls them “wearable, functional, creative artwork.”
Carolina learned to sew as a young woman in Mexico. She was inspired by her grandmothers and her mother early on. Her goal of one day becoming a designer led her to The Art Institute of California – San Diego after her naval service was completed. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design, and she continues to be a naval reservist.
Carolina has participated in fashion shows supporting nonprofit organizations that bring awareness to the issues of human trafficking and domestic violence. She is also busy promoting and supporting fellow entrepreneur veterans, hoping her story can inspire others to find the best version of themselves.