About Us

“We love the challenge of making the ‘go to’ white blouse a special one, that is original, comfortable and easy.” 

– Maritza Fernandez, designer for Filomena Fernandez   

The Asian-inspired women’s wear line emphasizes modern minimalism that is both practical and sophisticated. Our signature wearable separates, include loose-fitting knits, wide-leg trousers, slouchy shirts, and whimsical peasant-style blouses. Filomena brings originality and femininity to styles that make woman feel confident and refined.  Each piece is carefully crafted to ensure comfort, durability and ease. 

The Designer, Maritza Filomena Fernandez developed the line with the goal of reinventing the essential everyday basics to create clothing that is chic and distinctive. The originality in design details makes these fundamental pieces unique while maintaining a laid-back yet modern look. 

Filomena Fernandez opened its first flagship store in Coral Gables, Florida in 2012. 

Maritza Fernandez- designer for Filomena Fernandez

Born in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, with Italian roots, Maritza Fernandez spent her childhood surrounded by water, mountains and homemade pasta. Her grandmother, Filomena, became her role model and treasured friend. As a young child and through Filomena’s encouragement, Maritza began to develop her creativity and fashion-sense. This led her to The Design Academy Institute in Caracas, Venezuela where Maritza graduated as a fashion designer in 1989.  That same year Maritza moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she worked as assistant designer to Kyoko Higa at Rose is a Rose. In 1992, Maritza moved to Miami and continued her career with Kyoko, selling the clothing line in the United States. After 23 years as partners, the designer developed Filomena Fernandez. Filomena Fernandez represents the fusion of Latin American culture and femininity with Asian simplicity and aestheticism. 

Today the brand is produced in Italy and USA.  The line inlcludes ready to wear collections and made to order couture pieces.