Eva Pazola is a Chicago and Los Angeles-based fashion designer. In 1990, she was invited to be a part of
The Chicago Designer Showcase at The Chicago Apparel Mart, and this is what put her future career on the map.
After only one year in business, her line (under the name of EVA PAZOLA FASHIONS) was carried in
15 boutiques all over the country.
By 1992, Eva pursued her love of designing further and was able to open her first boutique in downtown Chicago.
After being introduced to the image consulting side of fashion, Eva gradually moved to creating custom clothing for women.
Eva’s journey of dressing women in Chicago and later in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Miami has
continued successfully for over 30 years.
In 2010, Eva reinvented herself with a new, ready-to-wear collection with the opening of her new store in Chicago’s
Lincoln Park neighborhood. Her keen attention to detail is vital in designing for women and complimenting the female form.
Eva’s artistry combines intuition and understanding of cut, shape, and construction of garments.
This affects how women feel in their own skin.
With her styling skills she teaches women how to identify their strengths and weaknesses and channel their interests and
passions into a unique, artistic style. She helps individuals elevate their image through fashion.
Eva Pazola's story began in Europe behind the Iron Curtain. Born and raised in Poznan, Poland, she left her childhood
dream of becoming a journalist and started designing clothing as a natural way of expressing herself in, what seemed
at times to be, an uninspired environment. In the 80s everything changed and she packed up and moved
her whole life to a new country and, admittedly, a different world: the U.S.
Two years later with her natural abilities in designing and constructing garments in tow and the help of her
first husband, she opened her first store in Chicago and her vision of being a business owner was realized.
Eva has continued her education through experience and practice. Through working with image consultants, she found
passion in helping women to develop their own style and to develop their own definition and meaning of the word “fashion”.
Teaching courses at colleges has helped her to feel connected and to share her experiences with the next generation of
designers as well. Her success as a fashion designer, business owner, and image consultant of her own calibre has
prepared her to make the next step and introduce EVA PAZOLA Designs to the rest of the country.
Eva’s uniqueness and vibrancy translates to her one-of-a-kind designs. This includes her abundant travels, counting exotic destinations like Bali and Rio de Janeiro, and (sometimes potentially pretentious) interests such as opera, French food, philosophy, and hosting sumptuous garden parties. Simply put, Eva enjoys appreciating the beauty in life and finding her own “joie de vivre”.
When she is not creating, Eva loves spending time with her family. Eva is married with two children and a stepson.
Together, they love reading, watching fascinating movies and documentaries, spending time in nature, and cooking (and eating).
She cares about our impact on the Earth and the environment by choosing materials carefully, making wise decisions about energy usage, and minimizing waste.