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Ciarla, Jessica

Jessica Ciarla

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Division of Textiles and Apparel


Office Location
GEA 245

Postal Address
200 W 24TH ST
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 from Kent State. She is currently pursuing a  PhD in Apparel, Merchandising and Design at Iowa State and enjoys living in Austin with her husband and two small children.