Joshuan Aponte F1402Joshuan Aponte: Student, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City

A native of Puerto Rico, Joshuan Aponte first learned about fashion by watching his grandmother make girls’ school uniforms, and his aunt create bridal fashions.

He honed his passion by first studying the work of Oscar de la Renta and other international designers, including current favorite Alexander McQueen.

Joshuan showed his Amort Doré capsule collection with fellow designers from The Art Institute of New York City in the Spring/Summer 2013 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

For Fall 2014, he says, “My new capsule collection explores patterns, lines, construction and volume of the toruses around us every day, from a diamond molecule to the magnetic field of the earth.”

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