We love the name Mestiza. Can you tell us a bit about it's meaning and how it reflects upon the brand?
In Filipino, “Mestiza” means someone of mixed ancestry. Alessandra Perez-Rubio was bi-culturally raised in Manila and San Francisco and Louisa Rechter is American but her mother grew up in Cebu. The name “Mestiza” represents the duality of our cultures: our mutual ties to the Philippines with our life in New York City. We take sensibilities from different cultures and work them into the aesthetics of our clothing, hence the name!