Teresa Pinedo is a Hawaii born designer, who is recognized for her sultry fabrics, flattering silhouettes and versatile wardrobes, specifically designed for the well-travelled. Teresa's tropical, island life upbringing exposed her to resort fashion influences at a young age. Maui being the hub-cap of influential travelers from all over the world, Teresa took a keen interest in resort wear, aka "cruise fashion".
Teresa's innate interest in art, music, design and travel flourished naturally at a young age. In her early teens she started designing her own swimwear and jewelry line, which uncovered her passion for the arts. Later she studied and worked under Canadian fashion designer Maggie Coulombe. While there she learned first-hand how to run a fashion house, style celebrities, organize fashion shows and manage retail stores around the world. During this time, it became apparent that fashion was her entrepreneurial course.
"the women I design for are feminine, confident and cultured. I want them to feel comfortable but yet sexy and free in my designs. I want them to walk into a room and everyone has eyes on them." - Teresa Pinedo
Teresa founded SAINT MOJAVI in 2018 with a clear vision to dress and empower women all around the world through fashion. Her captivating collections and feminine designs are the definition of style with ease. From Italy to Seoul Teresa ethically sources luxe materials, and supports sustainability by using "pre-loved" fabrics from local markets. Reducing waste is a key component to Teresa's beliefs; limited production batches and made-to-order garments make this belief feasible.
Teresa now based in Los Angeles, with a bohemian spirit which shines through her designs, has launched her forth ready-to-wear collection, La Cartagena Collection. Inspired by the 16th century colorful colonial town of Cartagena, Colombia. This historic Latin town is filled with cobblestone streets, warm sea-breezes and the sound of salsa music which creates the aesthetic of our 2020 Spring/Summer Collection.