What a moment! There is a story behind this dress. I like to introduce you to an up and coming Canadian Designer who created a beautiful yellow dress for the golden globes and the last day of fitting we found out everyone was wearing black to the globes. Instead of freaking out. He said no problem and create a brand new dress in less than a week! I like to introduce to you Adrian Arnieri.
As a young boy from the age of 3, I have been passionate about designing clothing; I was influenced by celebrity icons such as the Spice Girls and theater productions such as The Wizard of Oz. Today my maturity and passion has only grown; influenced by modern day performers and artists such as Lady Gaga, The Spice Girls, Madonna, designers such as Jeremy Scott, Alexander McQueen, and Donatella Versace.
Women’s fashion has always been my main passion, aside from sketching. My first opportunity to construct a garment came during my last year of high school where I fast tracked my initial construction skills and participated in a school fashion show; this was the realization of my passion.
As a student of the Ryerson Fashion Design program, I have been immersed in the development of my creativity from the aspect of design and unique material selection for Ladies, Children and Men’s wear. Designs are expressed with art, individuality and creativity to challenge the conventional. Experimenting with different fabrics and bold colours allows my vision to transform a sketch to reality. Involvement in the Ryerson Fur Design program has exposed and challenged me to new materials and opportunities for continued creativity.
The confidence through the development of my education and craft have allowed me to network and grow over the past three years; opening doors to many fashion experiences such as internships with clothing stylists and fashion competitions. I have learned to style models for hair photo shoots and fashion shows. Exposure to backstage components of fashion events such as a dresser for Toronto’ Schwarzkopf fashion show has allowed me to appreciate the many components of these venues. During my first year of Ryerson I achieved a finalist award for a fashion art design pride contest. In my second year of studies I participated and won the Remix Canada Fur contest. my original designed garments have now been featured in the prestigious American Salon Magazine, Salon Magazine, and Behind the Chair Magazine. The excitement continues as I have presented my first collection at this year’s Mass Exodus fashion show.
Life is a statement to be lived everyday and garments are a means of my expression of this. My dream and vision for the future is to continue designing garments that challenge the fashion norm. The pursuit of fashion allows me to express and challenge my creative uniqueness; I learn more and more everyday from my experiences, the inspiration of life, humanity and the world.