Here is our forth interview with one of the designers for the Whiteout Fashion Show at Artopia Denver! If you’re still in need of tickets, you can purchase them here and don’t forget to use promo code fashiondenver for a discount!
Q: When did you first know you wanted to be a fashion designer?
A: It was a natural progression. I always loved fashion and began to read a lot of fashion magazines in high school. In college, I had a friend whose mom used to give her a credit card to buy things from the old May D & F and she would buy Polo Ralph Lauren, Halston, Liz Claiborne. I began to analyze what made designer clothing special. As I was finishing art school, (I was one of those art students who dressed eclectically) I began to wonder if I was going to be able to make a living as a fine artist. I had fallen in love with fashion, so I made the decision to become a designer – I thought I could make a living from selling my designs easier than my art. Of course, I also saw it as another form of creation that I found intriguing.
Q:Where do you draw inspiration from?
A:Fabric, music, color, what’s happening around me, beautiful people current and past. Everything…
Q: What has been the most rewarding and the most frustrating part of your journey thus far?
Most rewarding is that I can create constantly & also meeting so many people through this medium. Most frustrating is dealing with customers who assume they would look good in my clothes because they’re not skinny. It’s not true, I design for real women.
A: I think everyone can look great in most styles if they understand how to play up their best assets. For me, the first thing I explain to my customers is shape and proportion. It is a balancing game and sometimes moving a seam or letting something out or pinching it in even an inch can make all the difference in how great someone looks.
For more on Mona Lucero, visit her website here!