Featured Designer: Marília Abreu


This week we are thrilled to feature the work of Brazilian textile designer, Marília Abreu. Marília studied graphic design and fashion design both, graduating in 2013. Since that time she has been making her mark with distinct patterns and styles. If you appreciate florals and dramatic patterns, you’ll likely be as drawn to her pattern layouts as I am!


The patterns that Marília chose to share with us today are a part of her latest collection. She used various mediums to create them, including:

  • Hand drawn
  • Watercolor
  • Collages
  • Digital painting
  • Vector art

It’s a joy to look at how she applies all these techniques to her work, giving her a distinct style that is so appealing to me.


When I asked Marília what her current collection, titled Céu Floral (Floral Sky) is based on, this is what was shared with me: “These are the types of patterns that I wish to see out in the marketplace. These particular prints are a sign of my growth, as well as my passion for textile design. I am only designing part time right now, but my goal is to transition this passion into a fulltime career as soon as possible.”

If you want to see more of Marília’s stunning work, visit her portfolio.

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