Whats up all!
Josh from #DWYD here and today we have an interview with one of my new favorite independent clothing designers Nico Perez (Shout out to RuKo photo for putting me onto him)! He makes dope isn! Period. I mean, look at the pictures! I am going to shut up and let you all get to reading the interview! #DWYD #FASHION
What’s popping Nico? How are you feeling today?Feeling great making my runs through Los Angeles Fashion District today. Sourcing materials & looking for anything new to gain inspiration from.Ok, so the people want to know about you? So, if someone on the street came up to you and asked “What do you do”? What would you say?I would say I design & construct garments, most gearing towards exclusivity.
How did you get into fashion design? Who and what inspired you?I started to sew after working with another brand for some time. Just out of curiosity and wanting to create independently I purchased a household singer sewing machine for starters.What inspired me was a brand called OriginalWork based out of NYC. They had handmade matches applied to they’re garments with these wild prints streaming across the shirt front, sleeves, hoodie you name it. I actually got in contact with one of the owners(JaMeek) & he began giving me pointers and mentoring me for quite some time.How do you feel about style vs. trends? What you think makes something “timeless” vs. a “trend”?I don’t think it should be viewed as style vs. trends because we all know style doesn’t fade the way trends do century to century. Chuck Taylor for instance doesn’t need to release variations of the shoe every month because the people simply love the clean well presented aesthetic for what it is. Trends tend to manifest and you see multiple brands doing anything to give the people what they “think they want”. There is no individuality left in a brand when its always trying to please others. & the consumers lack individuality as well in return.Who are some people that you would love to style?Definitely at the top of my list Young Jeezy & RossWhere do you desire to be in the next 3-5 years? (I know it sounds like a job interview lol…but honestly, tell us)!Within the next 3-5years I plan to still be designing and constructing the garments in-house myself, just with more knowledge of sewing & possibly tapping into painting on my garments like you would a canvas. I plan to branch out of only sewing and stay as experimental as possibleWe have a way of life called “Do What You Desire”, what does that mean to you?Some may see Do What You Desire as a simple self motivating phrase but to me it means the world. Everyday you should question what drives you & stay true to the answer.Do you have any shout outs?Ya shouts to JaMeek for inspiring & mentoring me throughout the past few years. Most people don’t like to share there knowledge and he gave me the boost I needed to get where I am today! SALUTE!Where can we check out some of your clothing and buy some of your clothing?I handle most of my orders via phone. My contact number and most recent works are posted on my IG.IG@NicoMachiavelli