Alternative Fashion Week designer Horacio Nieto on his "Rebirth" collection

The Alternative Fashion Mob will host Alternative Fashion Week from April 19 to 26. A week of workshops, presentations and runway shows will culminate in a grand finale fashion show at The Gallery at Strongwater Food & Spirits. Ten local designers will show full collections, and 10 more will show mini-collections. Go here for more info. Meet one of the designers below.

Name: Horacio Nieto

Age: 32

Residence: Columbus

My story: Native Texan that moved to Chicago in 2000 to pursue his education in fashion. Graduated in 2004 and worked for various companies that allowed him to gain knowledge in the industry. In 2008, decided to launch his line and was able to sell in Macy's on State Street and other boutiques in Chicago.

Personal style: My personal style depends on my mood for the day. I like to dress and be able to create different looks and not have the same look every day.

Favorite local stores: Tigertree

Style icon: Maria Felix

Favorite designers: Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Valentino

True style is… when you wear the clothing and don't let the clothing wear you.

Inspiration for this collection: An homage to the very first collection I did for Arlo Menswear. That's why I entitled the collection "Rebirth."

Biggest challenge in creating this collection: Working with knits, which is new for the brand.

Are items shown in this collection for sale?Yes, the price points range from $15 to $200.

Do you do custom work?Price points?Yes and it depends on the amount of work on the project.

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