Erick A. Lemos is a fashion designer who hails from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At a young age, he has always been very curious. He has always liked creating things with his hands and experimenting in all branches of art itself. His first introduction to the world of fashion was in 2012 when he saw a Comme des Garcons show and since then it has been an adventure. But in 2017 was when he got his big break because he was able to break into the fashion industry after working backstage at various fashion shows and appearing in several editorials for magazines.
Sassy & Co magazine recently caught up with Erick to discuss his journey in the fashion industry and here’s what went down:
What do you like most about being a designer?
What I enjoy the most is the creative process behind a collection, researching and creating everything from scratch, like textiles and silhouettes. Also, the connections that can be made in the creative industry.
Downside to being a fashion designer?
I don’t think there is a downside, only that it is a very competitive industry, but on the one hand, it is good because it requires you to give your best.
What has been the most memorable experience of being in the fashion industry so far?
I would say to be part of fashion productions in magazines and runaways with wonderful people. But also having met my classmates who have become more than friends.
Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
All the people I have met have been interesting and important in my life. I have learned many things from them and I will always be grateful.
What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while in the fashion industry. This can be about the industry or about yourself.
“All hard work has its rewards” no matter if it is in the fashion industry or outside of it.
Is your family supportive of you being a fashion designer?
Yes, they have always been, regardless of what I have dedicated myself to. From taking art classes to playing the guitar. I can say that I am lucky.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?
I would travel back in time to tell myself that I must be more aware of the moments that I have lived and appreciate them a little more.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“If it fits in your mind, it fits in your world,” meaning; if we trust in ourselves we can achieve many things.
What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it
The first thing I want to do is work with some established fashion brands, to get more experience and then start my own brand. I am clear that the future is uncertain so I will let it surprise me.