DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: STACY RODRIGUEZ
Openness, freedom, and candor in sartorial self-expression—these are the principles behind Stacy Rodriguez's ready-to-wear clothing line called Glasnost. Inspired by Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of transparency and freedom in drawing back the Iron Curtain in Soviet Russia, Stacy's paramount mission is to provide her Glasnost wearers a kind of sartorial liberation that puts the focus back to the individual as a unique, creative, and self-expressive entity.
For this Preview emerging designer, creativity is essential—but the creative buck doesn't stop with her or her textile translations of her own brand of artistry. Her wearers need to be creative persons in their own right because Stacy's best creations for Glasnost are shape-shifters: garments that can be retwisted, re-formed, flipped inside out, and manipulated every which way to cater to stylistic whims and abilities.
In Glasnost's transformative qualities, Stacy's brand of street wear provides the ultimate in self-expression—a valuable and differentiating design attribute in this day and age where the fashionably aware constantly seek to express their sartorial leanings and stylistic idiosyncrasies.
Click on the photo gallery to get a preview of her latest collection, Anatomy.