Best of Our Valley Spotlight: Abel Gallegos, ‘Best Tucson-Based Fashion Designer’

For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.

Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.

The Best of spotlight is on Abel Gallegos, who snagged Best Tucson-Based Fashion Designer. Congrats, Abel!

Photo: Abel Gallegos, Tucson Fashion Week

AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about you:
Abel Gallegos (AG): I’m someone who is still discovering their true self and their true potential. I choose using clothing/the art of making it to show the journey I’m going on.

AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
AG: To me it means that people believe in my work, that they see something in it that resonates with them.

AFM: In your opinion, what is the best part about being the winner for Best Tucson-Based Fashion Designer? 
AG: The best part is just being recognized period, I was surprised I was even nominated. That was mind blowing enough honestly, I’m still in shock that I even won. Now I just want to live up to that title and push myself to produce more quality work.

AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
AG: Taking a step back, deep breath, and telling myself “you got this, you’re more capable than you know.”

Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!

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