The Brand

The NARA PAZ label is succinctly described as modern interpretations of classic silhouettes. Avant-garde
signature-tailored coats, dresses, suits, skirts, blouses and
pants and ultra-refined couture gowns and eveningwear.

The Design House and Atelier

The NARA PAZ design house and atelier is known for
exquisite designs with notable attention to detail and
quality of craftsmanship.

Through the NARA PAZ ONLINE ATELIER you will be treated to an exclusive personal and private service for special fittings or custom-made signature tailored ready-to-wear or ultra-refined couture gowns and eveningwear.

The Designer

Nara Lucia D’Avila Paz (NARA PAZ) grew up in a poor village in southern Brazil and made her first dress, a red pinafore, using her grandmother’s foot-driven sewing machine when she was seven years old. She has long since emerged from those humble beginnings, first as a successful graphic designer in her home country, and then in 2007 moved to the USA to return to college to study fashion.

With cross-credits from an industrial design degree she studied in Brazil, Paz managed to complete the 4-Year Fashion Design & Production Course at Lasell College, Boston, MA, USA in 2-1/2 years, graduating summa cum laude in 2009. Soon after in 2010, along with her husband, PAZ opened NARA PAZ DESIGN INTERNATIONALE, her design house and atelier.

Awards & Highlights

Paz’s clothing has appeared in high-profile publications domestically and internationally: including the New York Times, WWD, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Improper Bostonian, NZ Herald (NZ), New Idea (NZ & Australia), Woman’s Day & Women’s Weekly (NZ & Australia); Fashion Quarterly (NZ), Next (NZ), Simply You (NZ) and TV3 (NZ).

High-profile women and celebrities have also worn her clothing to the White House, the Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, the Cannes Film Festival and the American CMA Awards.  


2014

Lasell Gold Alumni Award


2013

BMW Sponsored New Generation Designer,
New Zealand Fashion Week Sept 2013


2012

Finalist in Fashion Group International [New York]
15th Annual Rising Star Awards


2011

Best of Boston Local Fashion Designer,
Improper Bostonian Magazine


2010

Nominee Fashion Group International [New York]
14th Rising Star Award


2009

Chosen Top Five Emerging Designers,
Fashion Group International [Boston]


2009

Winner Christy Proctor Rising Star Award,
Lasell College, Newton MA, USA [Boston]