The Galeana design label is a tangible representation of designer Jose Galeana’s need for perception: being viewed literally or figuratively is what moves him as a designer. What one sees is not always how it seems. The rawness of the physicality of the female form is consistent throughout, softened by the undertones of identity and character while still retaining sexuality; the woman wearing Galeana feels powerful, edgy, and desirable. Her feelings are achieved not only through perceived visions, but through the wearing of the garment. The combination of fabrics and structure in a Galeana design exudes the powerful sensation one has when an individual realizes that he or she can and should dress how they feel, thus exuding his or her personality through the garment.
The design aesthetic tends to have multiple directions of inspiration. Galeana’s mission is to dress women who are active in the social, work, and casual lifestyles. As much as it keeps up with the current trends, even pushing current boundaries into the future, Galeana has a beautiful timelessness about it, each piece with a presence of its own. Fabric and design can give off illusions of the body and of a garments construction. Through the exploration of these concepts, he finds himself able to develop interesting relationships between the fabric and silhouettes in connection to customer.
The Galeana company believes in a strong and independent design team that is founded on the principles of team work and perseverance. The combination of hard work from a tight knit family-like organization and the vision of conceptual and avant-garde inspirations blend together to create garments that energetically carry themselves in any social setting. We see sometimes simplistic and sometimes quirky aesthetics mix seamlessly but always with one idea in mind, which is best summed up in this quote from Cecil Beaton:
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play- it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”