|The collection inside his studio.|
It's not everyday one has a chance to meet for lunch with a menswear designer you've admired for years. When I arrived at the studio I was greeted with a hug and I knew instantly this was going to be a pleasant experience and I was right. We first started talking about how the city has changed in the last few years. You see, Carlos has been working out of the same studio for the last eight years and has seen the growth of the garment district, "The place used to be deserted years ago and now there's all these people everywhere." We didn't talk shop the whole time, family is a big part of Carlos' life and mine. Coincidentally, our families support our endeavors but somehow do not fully understand what we do in the fashion industry. Once, while in Honduras his sister was channel surfing and saw Carlos' face on the screen and after staring at it for 2 seconds and looking back at him she continued flipping channels until she found something she liked. She never mentioned that she saw him on TV! Likewise, my little sister new that I worked in magazines for years but it wasn't until one day Rihanna was playing on the radio and I told her I did a photo shoot with her that she said, "so that's what you've been doing in NYC all this time?" Our families keep us humble.
One of the things you can expect from clothes by Carlos Campos is a beautifully tailored garment. He's hands-on in the design process- he makes the patterns himself. Undoubtedly I learned in this visit that Carlos Campos is passionate about his craft.
Almorzando con unos de tus diseñadores favoritos no es algo que sucede todos los días. Cuando llegue al estudio Carlos me recibió con un abrazo y enseguida supe que esto iba ser una gran experiencia. Empezamos hablando acerca de como el área del Garment Distric ha cambiado en los últimos años. Carlos ha trabajado en el mismo estudio por ocho años, "Esta área era un desierto no había nadie, ahora hay gente en todos lados." No solo hablamos de trabajo, nuestras familias son muy importante para ambos. El me contó que estando en Honduras su hermanita estaba buscando algo que ver en la televisión y de repente aprecio la cara de Carlos en las noticias su hermana miro la pantalla por dos segundos y después a el. Ella cambio el canal como si nada! Nuestras familias nos mantienen humildes.
Una de las cosas que puedes esperar de Carlos Campos es la belleza de la hechura de sus prendas de vestir. Su proceso de diseño es de manos a la obra, él hace sus propios patrones. Sin duda en esta visita he aprendido sobre la pasión que tiene por su arte.
|I'm a huge fan of the stars.|
|In this collection you can choose from stars...|
|... to stripes or plaid.|