Paola Idrontino is originally from Italy and currently based in Barcelona.
She creates accessories, costumes, marine-inspired textile sculptures, and ethereal photography.
At the age of 20, she moved to London to study art.
In 2004, she completed a first class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Central St Martins College.
The following year, she launched Papayapie, a label that explores new ways of highlighting
and dramatising the natural silhouette of the body using accessories and garments.

Her passion for storytelling is combined with complex textile arrangements to create
otherworldly costumes inspired by grotesque and weird creatures.

With an underpinning of traditional techniques, she manipulates the properties of fibres and combines
them with unexpected and widely contrasting materials, both new and recycled.


2019 BREATHING WEAVES- The Impact of Climate Change on Coral Reefs, Les Bernardes, Girona. 

2018 BEFF - Design Museum, Barcelona.
2018 DRAP ART - Maritime Museum, Barcelona.
2018 SENSEFILS - Centre Civico Barceloneta, Barcelona.
2018 YOUNG GALLERY WEEKEND - Filippo Ioco Gallery, Barcelona.
2018 FERIA ARCO - Art Lover Ground, Madrid.
2017 ALG - Arteria Gallery, Barcelona.
2017 ART BOX PROJECTS - Basel, New York. 

2020 Divers For The Environment - March issue, Emirates. 
2019 Condé Nast - La Luna Puede Esperar, January, Spain. 
2019 Elle Serbia - A king Of Magic November, Serbia. 
2019 Lampoon Magazine - Crafted, November, Italy.
2019 Hi-Fructose Magazine - Online article about Evanescent. 
2019 Beautiful Bizarre - Top 100 designer on instagram. 
2018 Jute Magazine - Follow Your Magic Mystery Summer, London. 
2018 Divers For The Environment - December issue, Emirates. 
2018 IYOR 2018 - article about Evanescent.