Marcela Gutiérrez was born in
Florida in 1978 and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala until she was 18 years old.
Pursuing her interest in sketch illustration, she enrolled in Architecture in Monterrey, Mexico only to find herself merging into Graphic Design after two years. Academic and creative wanderlust lead to an intersection of color and design theory with figure drawing where she realized fashion and illustration was her true and consistent passion throughout her study. Following the steps of her favorite designers Alexander McQueen and John Galliano Marcela enrolled at Central Saint Martins in London and while studying, interned for Marc Jacobs and Nylon Magazine in New York and Luisa Beccaria in Milan.
She graduated as a fashion designer, she took the opportunity to collaborate and work with Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.Highlights throughout 2011 and into 2012 include illustration for a Beyonce commercial TV spot (for the Around the World LP), large in-store wallpapers for Prada New York and Los Angeles flagship stores as well as an editorial for Rankin’s new publication, The Hunger. Currently, Marcela lives and works between Barcelona and New York as an artist and designer.
Ezra Petronio / Self Service, Personal Commission, Photo by Ezra Petronio, Model Daphne Groeneveld
41 x 52 cm, Watercolour, Gouache on Paper, Self Service Magazine // Smokin' Beauty For The Sake Of Beauty.Inspired by the original photograph by Mert & Marcus. 56X76. Watercolor, ink and gouache // Carmen, Inspired on a photograph of Carmen Kass by Mario Testino // Lara Stone. Inspired by the original photograph by Hedi Slimane., 56X76. Watercolor, ink and gouache // © Marcela Gutierrez