Since Viviana Gabeiras launched her brand “Petit Pois by Viviana G” in 2000, her designs have been featured in many fashion publications, including the cover of “Women's Wear Daily”. Winning as well, the 2007 CILA award for “Best Sportswear” category in New York City and carried by more than 800 high end boutiques Nationwide and Internationally.
Renowned for her handiwork with luxury knits, she has been celebrated as an exclusive leader in the mesh contemporary market. Her brand, not only represents her lifestyle, but reflects the power of women, and her designs are like an empowering layer of skin. Ageless!!!! Her true DNA is how she fuses prints and color stories together, bringing them to life!
Today, many celebrities and high profile women have worn her designs including: Actress Lily Tomlin, Master Chef Latina Sindy Lazo, Actress Mimi Lazo, Singer Mya, Gloria Estefan, Florence Welsh, Barbara Palacios (Former Miss Universe), Adriana de Moura and Karent Sierra (Miami Housewives), Shakira, Telemundo's Maria Celeste, Univision's Natalia Cruz, International Model Athina Klioumi de Marturet, Producer/actress/writer Alison Thompson, CNNEE's Elizabeth Perez, Viviana Gibelli, Super Model Heide Lidgren, Isabel Bucaram Vice president CNNEE, designer Lisa Pliner, Actress Jeannette Lehr, Pop Singer Judy Buendia, Vida Mujer Univision's Zoe Torres, Melissa Gorga (New Jersey Housewives), Maria Alejandra Requena CNNEE, Wendy Regalado from Nickelodeon, and many more women of influence.
Recognized as one of the most fashionable women in Miami, Viviana Gabeiras has made guest appearances on numerous television shows including CALA from CNNEE, and interviewed by Ismael Cala, NBC South Florida Morning Show, Univision’s Despierta America & CNN NotiMujer. In the year 2014 she was featured and interviewed by Vivian Van Dijk from Eyes in Fashion, an award-winning magazine that highlights “the minds of the world's most innovative creators”.
She began her studies in Boston University at Amherst, completing her certification of Contemporary and Fashion History in Paris to finally graduating in New York from Parsons School of Design, among luminary names such as Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi and Tracy Reese. She is responsible in creating and launching the young contemporary brand “Sweet Pea” and has dedicated herself to fashion, not only designing, but teaching at the University of Art & Design in Miami. All the while, continuing to mentor young designers and proudly supporting a “Made in USA” movement by producing and fully running her own manufacturing company in Miami alongside her husband and partner for 37 years Rafael Gabeiras and their 3 sons. Her entirely straight forward approach towards her business is what makes Viviana Gabeiras an exclusive leader in the fashion field.
She has brought excitement to Miami's fashion world showcasing her collections on the runway, setting trends and inspiring many; winning Best Prêt-A-Porter Style Award in 2012 at Miami International Fashion Week, and making headlines during the inaugural, “Top Real Women in Fashion” event honoring numerous role models! This Petit Pois driven event, in collaboration with Miami Fashion Spotlight News, made headlines as the most fashionable night on South Beach during swim week. Women in The Arts Miami later honored her with the 2013 Iconic Woman of the year award, naming Viviana top designer, leading her to receive The Humanitarian Award as “Icon Designer” in 2013 in Miami. In 2014, Viviana was among five top designers to win the sponsorship from Eastern Airlines, to present the new flight attendant uniforms and showcasing her designs directly on the runway. In March 2017, Petit Pois was given the Keys of Miami-Dade County by Mayor Carlos Gimenez in recognition for the years supporting the Arts & Fashion in the city of Miami.
She continues making headlines with her collections, recently launching her new signature Premium label “Viviana Gabeiras”! Her influence takes her to do many design collaborations like her #FlyDragonFly collection with Barbara Palacios, her private shoe line with Bruno Menegatti from Brazil. She also uses her public figure to help charities, continues to fight for the recognition and support of Miami's fashion designers as an active Board Member for Fashion Group International of South Florida; She is a role model, not only as a designer, wife, & mother, but as an entrepreneurial woman of fashion, promoting, empowering and helping influence role model women all over.
Welcome to the wonderful world and lifestyle of Viviana Gabeiras and her brands “Petit Pois by Viviana G” & “Viviana Gabeiras”, and remember, we are proudly “Made in the USA”.