DESIGNER LANDEROS NEW YORK
We sat down to have a chat with designer Andre Landeros.
Where are you from and can you tell us a little about your path to becoming a designer?
Born and raised in New York City and LongIsland respectively. I've been a Creative Director for many years in ad agencies with most of my clients in fashion & beauty. I knew someday I'd eventually start my brand and in 2007 took steps to realize that dream by enrolling at Parsons New School. After a brief stint interning with Thom Browne, I quickly got to work and started LANDEROS NEW YORK.
Your collections are so inspiring what can we expect from your next collection?
I'm always refining my silhouette and with my upcoming collection, I hope to recapture my LANDEROS NEW YORK New Romantic spirit using lighter colors & materials.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
My love affair with music is really where it all began for me. Punk, New Wave, Goth and Industrial music genres all help to inspire and inform my design aesthetic.
What inspired you in creating your current collection?
My current collection is my take on Robe à l'Anglaise and the deconstruction of that silhouette. Ruffles are slashed, sleeves are torn apart and underarms & pinnings removed. All with a slight nod to the Post Punk and New Romantic movements.
We know your collections are genderless can you tell us a little bit about your philosophy.
LANDEROS NEW YORK is dark, romantic and gender neutral at its core. I enjoy blurring lines and eliminating sartorial gender binaries. Ultimately it's about the wearer regardless of sex. I hope they feel empowered, polished and sexy.
Is there a place you go to harvest ideas?
Yes, I'm incredibly grateful to escape to my cabin " Casa Obscura" in the woods of Dalsland, Sweden. It's where I immerse myself in great music usually Post Punk/New Wave and dream up my collections.