What: A fashion event showcasing clothes from Nashville boutiques including some Stella Fave's. 18 & Up - $5 cover
When: Thursday April 22nd
Where: Mercy Lounge
We recently interviewed Manny about his show at Naked Without Us and this is what he had to say.
Where do you draw your inspiration for your collections?
I get most of my inspiration from my culture,(Mexican-American) travels and in dreams. I rarely look at magazines due to the fact that I try to keep all my design inspiration personal and unique and never want to feel like I'm missing out on something that everyone is doing the same as.
Who are your three favorite designers and why?
Valentino. The elegant and sophisticated lines in the men's collections are always unique and classy. The women's collection's silhouettes are incredible with all the different layers of different fabrics and leathers used in pants and tops are divine!
Salvador Dali. AMAZING!!! The incredible abstracts to surrealisms and colors that he would draw and the inspirations were to die for!!
Manuel Sr.If it wasn't for my father attaching me to his hip everywhere he went, as a child, I would not have his incredible encouragement to do the the things I do! His silhouettes and different types of fabrics, leathers, hardware, embroideries and rhinestones are so different than what anybody is known for using.
What is your favorite color to wear and how does it make you feel?
Green, makes me feel like I'm a plant and keeps me growing, HIGHER and HIGHER and always attracts everyone's attention!!
Name two of your favorite bands right now.
List five of your favorite places in Nashville.
Your father, Manuel, has been referred to as the “Rhinestone Rembrandt.” How has that influenced you? When did you start designing?
In every way!! I