Hola, my name is Roxana
I come from a family of tailors, artists and entrepreneurs. My great, great aunt Benedetta started a tailoring
business in bohemian, turn-of-the-century Barcelona, using her great sense of style and work ethic. While my great, great uncle Ricard Canals painted alongside his best friend, Pablo Picasso, Benedetta built a legacy that I picked up 3 generations later.
My career journey began with an undergraduate degree in International Business. Finishing university in Milan naturally dovetailed into working in Italy’s Northeast, a hub for fashion manufacturing. These years working with the art & design community in Italy and appreciation for a well-curated luxury lifestyle helped to develop the iconic & uncomplicated aesthetic of Barcelona Collective while I developed my technical skills of footwear design and construction under the tutelage of master cobbler Natalio Martin.