At a very young age, Luis Rivas has already garnered the attention and support of fashion-forward and illustrious women in Southern California, Texas, Montréal and New York. With an admiration for the feminine, he creates women's clothing that exude a sophisticated sensuality. His garments reflect deep historic research, a meticulous hand, and an exceptional eye for proportion and textile development.
The crux of Luis' work is to synthesize craft traditions and contemporary womenswear, introducing avant-garde textiles and silhouettes to inspiring women.
Luis currently lives in San Diego and works with private clients as he expands his atelier.
2016 • Twelve-look womenswear collection presented at Fashion Week San Diego
2016 • Recognized with the 2016 FAB Authority Award, a financial resource for emerging local art and fashion businesses in San Diego
2015 • Graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art
2015 • Listed in the Not Just A Label Black Sheep directory, a crop of hand-picked emerging fashion designers identified by the NJAL team for being especially innovative, pioneering, and striking in their work.
2014 • Seven-look collection presented at Unmarked, MICA's 21st Annual Benefit Fashion Show
2014 • Garments showcased at Black & White: An Exhibition of Printed Works, shown in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET, curated by Process Collective
2013 • Seven-look collection presented at Ex Tempore, MICA's 20th Annual Benefit Fashion Show
2013 • Finalist in the Elle Magazine x Byco Design Challenge
2012 • Garments exhibited at The Art of Fashion exhibition at The Timken Museum of Art San Diego alongside Zandra Rhodes and Alexander McQueen
2009 • Recipient of the Herb Alpert Award for Emerging Young Artists scholarship
2009 • Recognized as an official California Arts Scholar
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