Ciarla, Jessica

Jessica Ciarla

Lecturer
Division of Textiles and Apparel



jciarla@utexas.edu


Office Location
GEA 245

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Division of Textiles and Apparel, College of Natural Sciences
200 W. 24th St. A2700
GEA 110
Austin, TX 78712

Jessica Ciarla is a fashion designer and consultant with over fourteen years of experience in the fashion industry. Jessica worked in New York City as both a fashion designer and fashion publicist where she placed editorial coverage and backstage press for prominent fashion houses. In 2009, Jessica moved to Austin and launched her collection CIARLA bride, after receiving her Masters in Fashion Design Advanced at Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing in Florence, Italy.

CIARLA bride features a collection of locally made little white dresses for the modern bride in luxurious silk fabrications. CIARLA has been featured in national magazines such as Vogue Nippon, In Style, Lucky, Time Out New York, Brides Magazine and The Knot amongst many other local publications and television segments. CIARLA is distributed nationally to local boutiques and was a winner of “Best Bridal Designer” at Austin Fashion Week.

Jessica’s awards include the 2003 Young Designers Showcase, an Eveningwear Finalist for the Gen Art International Designers Competition and a winner of the Gen Art Lipton Tea Award Hosted by Emma Rossum.

The New York Post voted Ciarla “One of The Best Designers You’ve Never Heard Of.”

In 2015, Jessica received her second masters in Mass Communications and Journalism with a Concentration in Public Relations. She is currently pursuing a MFA in Fashion Design at the Academy of Art University and enjoys living in south Austin with her husband and two small children.