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Freedom Is A State of Mind

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Photographer: Roby Fabro
Creative Director: Breanah Anderson
Stylist: Maya Adele
Designer: Carlos Demoya
Models: Joelenid Cedeno, Bronwin Chandler
Location: Black horse farm

Photographer: Roby Fabro
Creative Director: Breanah Anderson
Stylist: Maya Adele
Location: Black horse farm

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Dominican designer Carlos De Moya introduces us with his beautiful choice of colors, geometric patterns, and elaborate embellishments. His international presence is truly inspiring as he describes his journey from the Dominican Republic. Beginning with a rudimentary understanding of the fashion industry and bare-bone knowledge of English, Carlos had to work unyieldingly to develop his English speaking skills, as he studied advertising, without having much opportunity in the Dominican Republic.

Carlos Demoya Spring/Summer 2018 Mosaico Colonial collection, which translates to “mosaic colonial,” draws inspiration from mosaics, pictures or patterns produced by arranging small colored pieces. From his early childhood days DeMoya worked closely with his mother and aunt on illustrations and designs as a hobby, which is inspired by century-old architecture and mosaic floors he would see in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic, which neighbors Haiti off the island of Hispaniola has historically drawn aspects of it’s culture from Africa and Spain, that is evident in the bold colors from Carlos De Moya’s collection. The rustic ambience reflects a beautiful summer evening, with shapes as fluent as the romantic strings of bachata music. De Moya describes his designs as “bohemian romantic,” drawing much of his inspiration from the music, culture, language, as well as  from people of the Caribbean.

Moving from  New Jersey, New York and now currently residing in the state of Rhode Island, with a sense of peace of mind, Demoya continues to express his creative through-out his collections.

This rising star in the fashion industry is truly humbled by the opportunities that he has come across. Showcasing his collection during NYFW and Rhode Island StyleWeek, Demoya will be a force to be reckoned with.

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