2019 Designer Profiles: Alexandre Labossiere-Barrera
Every year, the MODA Fashion Show wraps up winter quarter with the perfect homage to student talent, hard work and creativity. In anticipation of the show, we have been interviewing some of the designers involved in this year’s show. Meet Alexandre Labossiere-Barrera, a first year designing for his first MODA Show!
What are some sources of inspiration for your collection?
Form follows function. Clothes should look nice, but not at the expense of practicality.
Have you ever done fashion design work before? What are some of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the process?
I’ve done my own share of architectural design work, but fashion is a first for me.
What are you looking forward to most about the show?
Finding out if I’m any good at this.
Who do you have in mind when you’re designing?
People who aren’t afraid to scuff their clothes up a little. They’re meant to be worn, so wear them.
If you could give yourself any advice on the design process, what would you say to your younger self?
Don’t take yourself seriously, take what you do seriously.
What’s your favorite aspect of the design process?
Seeing your ideas take form in front of you is ineffably rewarding.
All photos via Alexandre Labossiere-Barrera.