Starting at just the young age of 20, Evelyne Aguilar took no time in making a huge splash in the fashion industry! She graduated from the Instituto di Moda Burgo in Italy with a Master’s degree in Women’s apparel and has since opened her own boutique, worked as a stylist and participated in several Fashion Weeks across the world. Evelyne will be showcasing her designs on the San Diego Runway later this week and we got the chance to grab an exclusive interview with her before the big show!
What goals have you accomplished that you are most proud of thus far, when it comes to Noia?
Becoming an international fashion designer. As well as having people wear my collections all over the world.
What is your favorite thing about being a designer? What path would you have followed, had you not become a designer?
My favorite thing is to see your collection passing through the runway and looking at people faces and their expressions in what they feel my collection transmit to them. If I had not been a designer, I would have been a fashion event coordinator or fashion marketing. It would need to be something related to fashion. I can’t stay away from it.
What do you think has helped you most with your designing to date?
I think meeting people in this industry, so I can have another prospective on my designs and of the things I think and feel. Also traveling helped a lot.
What obstacles have you had to face and overcome to get where you are today?
Lots of envy…You get to face people that won’t love you and some that will. But you need to keep on focusing in what you want no matter what.
What inspirations did you draw on to create this collection?
The inspiration for this collection is base on the major trends that fashion is facing at this time. I gave my collection a sporty felling but without losing the luxury sense.
What is the thing that makes all this hard work and effort worth it for you?
Getting amazing and positives comments about all my pieces and in everything I have accomplished.
What was the turning point in your career that made you say “Yes I’ve finally made it”?
I think I have never got to that point in my life, because when you finally get what you want, then you are ready for the next step and to keep on growing.
How would you describe your process of inspiration? What do you do to keep your ideas fresh and interesting?
My process of inspiration will be: Looking on latest trends and then selecting the one that mostly goes with your idea. And from there I start with selecting fabric, materials and creating the pieces.
The only way to keep fresh ideas is to be constantly around fashion, read fashion, eat fashion etc.
If you could describe your new collection with one word, what would it be and why? What would you say the overall theme of this collection would be?
The one word will be: Colors! You will get to see a lot of colors prints and sporty looks.
The collection theme, will be based in the mentioned materials and color I will be using, this is a very fresh and young full collection. Made for girls that are not afraid to look good with what they were and that are very confident about their self.
How did you start your design journey?
I started when I was a little girl and wanted to be an artist, then decided to study fashion and become a fashion designer. And I think it has been the best decision I’ve made in my life! I love it!
Evelyne’s Spring Summer 2015 collection will be available for pre-order soon after her runway shows on October 2nd!