Better than anything on reality TV, this New Mexico raised talent is realizing that his aspirations are becoming a reality well ahead of schedule.
I’d fully expected to eventually feature this young NM son for his successes as a designer – Happily I can already report that at the tender age of 19, NM’s Own Julian Davis is working to make a name for himself in the world of fashion, as he was always meant to do.
With still a few months to go at design school out in L.A., Julian has already been snapped-up by NAVEN Los Angeles.
Recently, between school, work and his dreams I was able to catch-up with the young Mr. Davis.
Here is what he had to say about his latest big move, his roots, inspirations and further aspirations!
Below, a look at Julian, a few of his contemporary sketches, and some of NAVEN’s famed designs – on trend, on celebs and in the press:
I don’t know if it’s the wily eyebrows, the sinewy chest, the oft sported flapper curls or the latest reports on New Mexico’s own Arizona Muse from this year’s Fashion Week being woven into epic tales of bitchery that warm the cockles of my cold, cold heart – but I do know that this Santa Fean is turning the fashion world on its ear for the second year in row!
As I told you here last year, high fashion’s favorite New Mexican has become a runway darling, top fashion houses vie for her pose and Vougue has been keen to feature the beauty on covers from Korea to Australia.
As the story goes a fellow blah, blah, blah, blog fake reporter from Stylite covering Fashion Week was poised to get the goods in the way of interview with our coveted Muse. Instead, this is what he got:
Styleite: Hi, Arizona. We’d love to ask you just a few quick questions!
Arizona: OK. But before you record (we were already recording) would you mind telling me what questions you’re going to ask me?
Styleite: Um (stops recording). Sure! We were going to ask you about your plans for the rest of Fashion’s Night Out, what your plans are for Fashion Week and what shows you’re walking in. Then I was going to ask about what it was like working with David Yurman and what your favorite past campaigns are. And then maybe what you like about New York. Is that OK?
Arizona: OK. Could you pick two of them so there … aren’t so many questions?
Styleite: Yeah, sure! How about your plans for FNO, the week and working with Yurman? (starts recording again).
UPDATE/Escándalo 2/8/11: According to the Daily Lobo, the America’s Next Top Model ~auditions held on the UNM Campus yesterday did not go off without a hitch and a heaping bowl of disappointment for dozens that were turned away.
This year’s cycle has upped the proverbial ante by only accepting beauties 5′ 7″ and over which obviously puts Nuevo Mexico at a height-disadvantage, now I don’t know if it was spelled out in the prerequisite we ourselves linked you to below, but we sure are sorry to hear that anyone was disappointed with their experience (or lack there of) at the auditions.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it a million times more – New Mexico’s got talent, young, old, short, & tall! Please do keep checking in with us for casting, crew and other local opportunities – Dirt off your shoulders beauties!
New Mexico raised, Arizona Muse had what New York Magazine called a “ridiculously strong Fashion Week debut”.
In a four week marathon of model madness last month Muse appeared as the first and last face at BCBG (Max Azria’s latest show), walking for Narciso Rodriguez, Altuzarra, and Marc Jacobs in NYC she was then cast to open and close for Prada’s spring collection as an exclusive. Muse also opened and closed for Miu Miu in Paris on top of her opening looks at Rochas, Chloé, The Row, and Kenzo. And she closed out Yves Saint Laurent.
Read and see more about the 20 yr. old New Mexican who industry watchers are calling the next global fashion modeling phenomenon here, here and here.