Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer: Loren Aragon

Name: Loren Aragon

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Age: 36

Title: Owner & Designer

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 0

City you live in: Maricopa, AZ

A typical day in my life includes…

working out, having a cup of coffee, catching up/responding to emails, setting forth on business duties, researching new ideas, filling orders, and designing new designs, making time with my wife.

I was born…

in Albuquerque, NM and grew up on the Acoma Pueblo for 18 years before moving off to attend college at Arizona State and live in AZ.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the winters!

I’m listening to…

a mix of music, whatever fits the mood. I’m a rocker at heart so guitars crashing or soothing is good for me. I’m into some avant-rock and EDM at the moment, Lindy + Vision, The Kills, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rawkcztar.

My family…

is very close and extensive. We’ve always been close to extended family. Although my wife and I live away from family, we treasure all the times we have with them.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Lloyd “Kiva” New. Unfortunately he’s made the journey away from us, but as the father of Native Fashion and being ahead of his time, I would have loved to share time to talk about life, culture, and fashion with him.

One thing I cannot live without…

a pencil and paper my weapons of choice… Ideas are always flowing and at the basic needs of an artist, this is what I would need. A pencil and paper captures thoughts, writes a letter, draws what’s on my mind… an outlet of expression.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an engineer or scientist.

I’m inspired by…

the culture of my people, natural occurrences in nature, people, beliefs of the world.

The one person who motivates me is…

my mother.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

a comfortable 70 degree weather in Phoenix all the time!

The perfect day would be…

waking to a morning cup of coffee knowing every aspect of my life is in order.

My first job was…

working for an automotive testing company as an instrumentation engineer.

My favorite escape…

my studio.

My life…

is constantly evolving and challenged by new ideas.

I’m currently working on…

my first true haute couture, collection. I am in a Fellowship in Santa Fe at the moment, working in residence at the School for Advanced Research. It’s been a vision of mine to combine my ideas in jewelry/metal work and fashion.

Always…

do your best at the task at hand.

Never…

try.

Favorite Quote…

“Try Not, Do or Do Not… There Is No Try…” -Yoda

Biggest Dream…

to take care of my family and my Acoma People.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

bad drivers, predictability, the same ol’, no more coffee, unoriginality, nothing cold to drink.

Loren Aragon will be showing his designer collection during Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort October 4 – 7, 2017. Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest bridging the gap between national and international designers, premier retailers and top fashion media garnering global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry.

Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information and tickets click here. Follow Phoenix Fashion Week on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



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