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Designer Discovery: Architectural Clothes


08/8 at 1:30 pm by marissam | One Comment

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At 22 years old, Nahum Villasana has accomplished more than some designers will accomplish in a lifetime. Nahum had big dreams, and he mended and shaped them into the form of Architectural Clothes, his clothing company. Architectural clothes has established two highly regarded collections, both of which speak to protection and shelter. The collections feature very basic colors to balance the rather intricate and elaborate design detail shown throughout the lines. When Nahum immersed himself into the world of fashion he knew garments had their own story, but he also knew they had a basic purpose and he designs his clothing to fulfill that purpose with principle.

Check out some of Nahum Villasana’s interview:

Was there anything else that steered you into fashion design?
I got interested by reading magazines, and watching fashion shows on the TV. After that I started browsing for information on the topic. I started to learn about the real side, the creative process. The use and conduction of ideas and creative imagination for the practical order of design and experimentation. It has been more like a personal research, like a self-taught thing, but I must say certain stories and articles I read and saw, motivated me.

What is your design process like?
It varies by situation. Once I have an idea, I visualize it, I don’t do sketches. When I’m creating a garment, I go and buy fabrics and try to form the different shapes on them.

Your garments have very strong structures and unique constructions, what influences the style?
The body. I see the clothes as something done to protect it. Even though there are now a lot of clothes that speak for themselves, they were basically made for a body. I want to understand and interpret them. I have never taken a course on architecture, but I develop my line in the same basic principle. The clothes are referred as shelter and protection. I get emotions from some things, some ideas, I visualize some shapes, other times I see some objects and pay attention to their structure, their forms.

How do you see your future?
I would like to sell more clothes to continue with my work, and move to another place. I have many plans, and dreams. I will try to achieve my goals, but I don’t get too obsessed with that.

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    • Parisa said:

      Functional, unique, flattering, contemporary, timeless… gorgeous. I love it!!

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