“—YOU WEAR WHAT YOU WANT, AND YOU WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE — THAT'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT. FASHION IS A FORM OF SEMIOTICS, WE WANT TO DESIGN OUR MESSAGE AND EMBRACE THAT. LET'S ADD TO THE CONVERSATION.”
Luis Lorènzo Gonzalez
MIAMI, FL — KANSAS CITY, MO
A Cuban-American designer born and raised in Miami, Florida. Growing up in Miami Lorenzo was surrounded by fashion in Latin and pop culture, leading him into the art scene. He attended New World School of the Arts in 2009 where he was able to explore all materials and processes to develop knowledge of preferred methods of making. From there he decided to change his environment in 2012 and moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He was awarded the Presidential scholarship to attend the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in Fiber, with a concentration in, both, menswear and womenswear. The music and club scene became a big influence on him in 2015 when he transitioned from traditional tailored clothing to the everyday streetwear look.
Myles Lamarr Thompson
BROOKLYN, NY — SAN FRANCISCo, ca
A versatile graphic designer and creative thinker from Brooklyn NY. Growing up in NYC, Myles was surrounded by a plethora of cultures and color which inspires his design work. He attributes skateboarding as one of his reason for becoming a designer. To Myles skateboarding and design share interesting parallels in terms of progression and possibility.
Myles writes: “Everyday we as designers look to create visual syntax that creates an unspoken connection with our audience. In addition, we look to attribute something to a greater conversation with a purpose. Design has allowed me to think differently and change the way I communicate an important message to the audience.”