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 lives in San Diego and works with private clients as he expands his atelier.
Luis is currently an adjunct instructor at San Diego Mesa College and San Diego Continuing Education.
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
For inquiries: 1.858.349.0695