Hot Shop: The Extreme Collection at Fashion Island

Photograph by Emily J. Davis

When Adriana Barrera first saw a blazer from The Extreme Collection, she was on vacation in Spain. After realizing the brand wasn’t available in the U.S., she convinced the owners to let her open a boutique at Fashion Island. Now the CEO of The Extreme Collection United States, Mexico, and Latin America, Barrera is proud to have shared the stunning, handmade pieces with Orange County. “I came here from Mexico in 1985 when I was 15 years old … and started falling in love with the beautiful country that was embracing me,” she says. “I was always dreaming of being where I am right now.”

The Extreme Collection’s blazers ($434 to $849) are the brand’s iconic, standout pieces—some are embroidered, some have a fur trim, and some boast intricate embellishments. The boutique also carries an assortment of blouses, coats, trousers, and more, all handmade by Spanish artisans. “We’re not into fast fashion, we’re into slow fashion,” Barrera says. “These pieces are all put together by hand—all the details and everything.” Queen Letizia of Spain recognized The Extreme Collection with a National Fashion Industry award in February.

Inquire at the boutique about upcoming capsule collection sales, where customers can shop previous seasons’ blazers at discounted prices. Keep an eye out this month for the release of The Extreme Collection’s spring line.


1041 Newport Center Drive

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