Twenty years ago when the Olsen Twins were starring on Full House, and Victoria Beckham was sulking her way around the world as a Spice Girl, the hottest name in the New York Fashion scene was Victor Alfaro. Victor's use of color, his effortless evening dresses, and his infectious sense of humor and quick wit made him one of the most sought after American designers of his generation. In a short time, fashion editors, socialites, and celebrities were regular visitors to his West Village atelier. Mariah Carey, The Miller Sisters, Anna Wintour, and too many super models to name were coming and going - and wearing Victors's latest designs. Magazine covers, dinners with Madonna, and a loyal following - Alfaro made an impact that reached far beyond New York Fashion Week and 7th Avenue.
Over the next 20 years, this creative powerhouse would produce his collection in Italy via a large Italian house of knitwear, Hold the creative director title at TSE Cashmere, Become Creative Director of a huge contemporary brand with a tween target audience (Wet Seal), nationwide distribution with a signature collection at department store BonTon, as well as a home collection at BonTon - CASA by Victor Alfaro, and then creating an internet project promoting major works of modern art (Think Zaha Hadid). It's exhausting for most people to read his accomplishments- let alone think of pulling them off. For Victor Alfaro, it's all in a days work. An energy level rarely seen in people past the age of 18 is just one of the keys to Victor's success. Alfaro is a do-er. A no nonsense, no bullshit kind of guy - in an industry too often filled with nonsense and bullshit behavior.
Fashion editors, fashion merchants, and the ladies who luxe were all excited to hear that Victor Alfaro was returning to the runway. Having spent several years away, Victor is back - and with his chic vision of the designer client of 2015. Fall 2015 is in stores now.. (Barneys NY just hosted a luncheon in Chicago last week). For Fall, Alfaro really got his groove back - for Spring 2016 - he's never been stronger. The fluid shapes, his unique use of color, and of course - his sense of draping. His designs flatter women (with or without curves), and really envelope them in luxury. Only the finest fabrics, and tailored in Italy and the USA. Limited in production, and timeless - two calling cards of true luxury items.