Interview: 5 Questions with Adolfo Sanchez Designs @asanchezfashion

Monday, November 21


Maytee: What inspired you to become a designer?

Adolfo: When I was about 15 or 16 years old, I started to really get into the art of fashion. My primary group of friends were largely interested in several of the fashion houses; through their influence, I got my first taste of the who’s who of fashion. I remember them showing me runway shows from designers like Thierry Mugler and Vivienne Westwood. Later on I began working in retail and soon I worked for some of the larger fashion houses like Gucci, and Versace. In early 2006 I decided that I wanted to design and really explore pursuing a career in the industry. Prior to pursuing my interest in fashion; I was just a rebellious teenager that was intrigued by underground aspects of art/fashion/music and exploring the latest trends. I always experimented with what I wore and enjoyed standing out from the crowd.

Maytee: Tell us what inspired your recent collection?

Adolfo: Last season Fall/Winter 2011, I wanted to create a dark collection that’s aesthetic was wearable for woman from east to west. This Spring/Summer 2012 collection, however, I wanted to create softer designs, inspired in the 1920’s but with a modern look to them. I used my usual dark colors combining them with pastels and always giving some edge to the designs.

Maytee: What advice would you like to share with those who would like to follow in your footsteps?

Adolfo: That they need patience, dedication, perseverance, thick skin, and creativity with an understanding of wear ability. I also think that in order to be a designer you should have the knowledge of how to construct a garment from scratch. You should know the process that begins with the idea in your mind to the finished product that is ready for a client to wear.

Maytee: What's next for you?

Adolfo: I’m happy to say that I am starting to work on the fall/winter 2012 collection right now, doing the first sketches. We are also very focused on expanding the brand internationally which is a very big step, and I am looking to show my collection in NY fashion week. There are many things ahead and I am very excited to see what happens!

Maytee: Where can we purchase your Adolfo Sanchez Designs?

Adolfo: You can find them online at:

- Sicaria

- Not Just a Label

- Global Fashion Brands

- Vespoe

You can also find my designs in locations around California

- Novecento
8002 e coast hwy
Newport Coast, CA 92657 USA

- Style Haus
7950 west sunset blvd 312
Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA

- La Maison de Fashion
7471 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA

- Coy Boutique
1000 Bristol Street North 12
Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA

- On Que Style
2900 east coasr hwy
Corona del mar, CA 92625 USA

Or visit our SHOWROOM (by appointment only)

Adolfo Sanchez
931 East Pico blvd 410-103
Los Angeles, CA 90021 USA