Interested (or in her words, obsessed) by colour trends, her collections are expressions of one singular colorful concept into one realized image. Beyond making the garments, Santiago actively designs the set, the textures, the product, the lighting, and takes control of the graphics, the styling and the ultimate vision of the project.
Her latest collection Vitrine was a collaboration with artist Guillermo Mora. Primarily about finding beauty in weird places and how ones body can mutate into an art space; Santiago and Mora merged their own creative worlds in the same way that the essence of art and fashion unites. The boundaries between art and fashion get blurry and the body becomes a sculpture itself. The body became a vitrine were the art is exposed.
Her work is polished, well thought and intriguing. Her graduate collection, Minutiae, attempted to create clothing and images out of the nude body - sinister forms that become beautiful. The result was an incredible collection of garments that acted more like bodily sculptures than ready-to-wear. She is young, talented and eager to share her ideas on art, fashion and self in as many combinations as she can.