ENVISION FALL 2016 DESIGNER PROFILE: Raul Osorio

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In a case of special circumstances, Envision attendees won’t be the first to see Raul Osorio’s new collection.  We think throwing a benefit fashion show in Honduras first makes the collection worth the wait.

 

After traveling to Honduras to see family, designer Raul Osorio was met with the task of keeping himself occupied for a month.  Osorio landed on doing what he does best, and he created a collection.  Taking a hands on approach to finding inspiration, the designer visited an organization in the capital which works with burn victims.  Producing a fashion show to benefit the organization became the obvious choice after talking to the children at CRISAQ.

 

As a designer and stylist with a taste for creating unique fashion, the way the kids described being stared at in public for their bandages resonated with Osorio.  Comprised of androgynous garments that may not immediately make sense to a viewer, the collection, which debuted in Honduras, fits with the new direction of the designer’s work that has been present for the last few seasons.  Initially getting his start in womenswear and then working for years in menswear, his designs have now landed somewhere in the middle.  Fans can expect to see feminine pieces with masculine lines and a lot of movement from fabrics like jersey and denim.

 

With a decade in fashion under his belt, Raul Osorio has designed out of LA, worked as a stylist, and even competed on Project Runway.  Circling back to the Twin Cities, his designs will hit the Envision runway for the first time on Saturday, September 24 at the show’s exciting 20th season.

 

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