MADE Fashion Week caught up with the designer Luis Raul Solis of LRS STUDIO to experience his fashion week rituals.
Luis Raul Solis of LRS STUDIO
MADE’s take on the “studio visit” is our MINUTE MADE series. Get to know the designers behind some of the insane, eclectic and incredible labels that make up MADE Fashion Week.
We recently caught up with Luis Raul Solis, the designer behind LRS STUDIO to get a closer look into some of his Fashion Week rituals and favorite moments in history. Shot at the legendary Christopher Street Piers of Manhattan’s West Side, MADE Tribe photographer Mark Fitton captures the essence of the NYC scene in the 1970s.
What is your pre-Fashion Week ritual?
I sew, non-stop. At the moment, the team is so small, so we have no time for anything other than work.
What is the worst thing about fashion week?
The fashion. Ha! Just kidding.
What is your biggest food regret and best Fashion Week diet?
My biggest food regret is always Five Guys burger and fries. Finishing and finalizing a collection is a true diet. We are working around the clock, so we never have time to eat!
What is your favorite thing about having your own brand?
My favorite thing about having my own brand is designing without restrictions and limitations, as well as being my own boss and collaborating with the creative people I admire.
Please describe your collection in a hashtag.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?
Sun bathing. [Chuckles] I really can’t imagine myself doing anything other than fashion. It has been the only thing that brings me satisfaction.
Who is your Fashion Idol?
At the moment my Fashion Idol is David Bowie, he is a complete chameleon and trendsetter. Although, I have a couple of friends who styles I admire.
What is your favorite NYC spot or place of recommendation?
The original Jill Sanders store. It was the most serene place in the middle of the infamously hectic SoHo. The store was designed beautifully, and it was my complete escape during my lunch breaks.
Do you have any secret talents or hobbies?
I recently got into collecting vintage purses from the 1920’s. I love the research and hunt for certain pieces. Each and every vintage purse has a story to tell.
What album or song has the most plays on your life soundtrack?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. I’m a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania.
What sort of music do you listen to now?
I am currently listening to a lot of 90’s Female R&B!
What was your favorite thing about the 90’s?
My favorite thing about the 90’s was Osh kosh B’Gosh and Nike Cortez.
What was your favorite thing about 2000’s?
My favorite thing about the 2000’s was Britney profusely laughing while shaving her hair off. She went from pop star to punk star in my opinion.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Oversleeping is my guilty pleasure.
What is a life hack you can share with the rest of the world?
Life Hack: Soak gummy bears in vodka, they expand twice their original size and taste twice as good.
What is your favorite Instagram account?
Who’s in your dream squad?
I’m more of a lone wolf, I ride solo.
Photography: Mark Fitton