With Wisin y Yandel backstage delivering their custom jackets
James 113 Women's ready to wear by Diego Dominguez, a creative Fashion Designer with an experimental appeal. and an edgy approach, unbalanced and non conventional deconstructive concept of exclusive and mostly one of a kind and hand made pieces including Street Fashion, Pret-a-Porte, and Couture.
Dominguez, starts designing in 1983 focusing on a more Post-Punk and Urban inclinations, later in 1985 launches his first work as a Haute Couture designer after finishing Fashion studies in Venezuela as well as Illustration at the Venezuelan Atheneo of Caracas. Dominguez managed to balance between two worlds, his Post-Punk aesthetics and the glamorous areas of Couture and Pret-a-Porte developing an experimental approach that gave his early work a distinctive concept, and Deconstructive inclinations still noticeable on his latest work.
Dominguez early work includes designing for his own Couture brand as well as designing collections for brands like Backard in Venezuela, organized and participated many fashion shows in Venezuela, Miami, and N.Y. including New York Fashion Week in the late 80's and early nineties and most recently invited by the FDLA to NYFW 2018 to show SS19, Art Basel, 20191 FLL Fashion Week, as well as Madona's AIDS Benefit The Beach Ball in 1989. Dominguez has also worked alongside with master tailor Domenico Beltrone, worked for British Designer Paul Smith in New York, and designed for local N.Y. based designers. Media presence includes interview by NY1 News Channel during 2018 NYFW, Press Conference at Google head quarters during 2018 NYFW, many Venezuelan & US magazines such as BAZAR Mag., OFFICIEL Mag., THIS BITCH Mag., DETAILS Mag. SOLSTICE Mag. Cover, Sports Wear Intl., OCEAN BLUE Mag., COSMOPOLITAN Mex, DNR Mag., 7 HUES Mag. Cover, MENS Mag., VIBE Mag. MIAMI Mag. JUTE Mag. ELEMENTS Mag. LUCY's Mag. ISSUE Mag. MIX mag. AVENTURA Mag. VELVET Mag. ATLAS Mag., LAPALME Mag., PULP Mag., among many other publications, as well as news papers, editorials, covers, and stories, also TV appearances in local Venezuelan talk shows and interviews, designed for personalities such as Venezuelan's first Lady Perez, Singer Carlos Vives, 1986 Miss Venezuela Yajaira Vera for Miss Universe event in Taipei, Platinum recording singer Brandon Howard, and most recently dressed Wisin & Yandel for their 2018/19 world tour concert and Vina Del Mar Festival CNCO Boys band for Premios Juventud, among others
Dominguez was featured among the top five best designers in a list published by the El Diario in 1987 a list that included designers such as Guy Meliet and Angel Sachez, after a fast and very successful period as the youngest up and coming Designer 1987 Dominguez relocates to N.Y. to continue his carrier opening his own store in the fashionable Manhattan Lower East Side and Miami Beach
In 1991 after losing everything, homeless in NY and battling personal and health problems for many years, Dominguez has reinvented himself with a new vision in a new retail space located in Miami Ironside, at 7580 NE 4 Ct. Miami Fl 33138 .