American Perez

...fashion can sometimes run away with all your strength, but in the end always pays off

Bringing their new and refreshing collection entitled 'Sunday Morning' to NJAL, we catch up with this design duo to see how their experiences and challenges have changed how they design and think about fashion years later. American Perez has garnered its own identity with a recognizable fresh and feminine style. By mixing up the fashion codes, it is able to consistently offer strong collections by going to the extremes of classic and kitsch, however, their collections never seem vulgar and as a matter of fact are exactly the opposite, the funniest chic. With overwhelming artistic and creative intent, this Barcelona based firm, prides itself on having exquisite attention to detail and fabrics that give fragility, subtlety and tenderness when blended with something sexier. Since 2008, American Perez has filled some of the hottest runway shows in Cibeles Madrid Fashion week, holding a L'Oréal Paris prize for the best collection in AW2011 and has been appearing in prestigious publications such as Vogue, Yo Dona, Woman Magazine, Marie Clarie, Glamour, among others.

Nothing inspires me like...
Hard work or vacation.

I hope...
To always be happy doing what we do.

Cultural influences...
We come from very different places. Natalia is from Barcelona, in her home every Sunday they eat paella and the sun always shines. Jorge is from Galicia, where it is always raining and many people think there is still no bus.

I got where I am...
By chance, by working hard and looking forward to what we do every day.

Fashion can sometimes...
Run away with all your strength, but in the end always pays off.

I scream when...
Someone mistreats an animal.

Money makes...
Many things simpler or at least faster but can't compare to creativity.

Did you know...
We have a Persian cat named Taz.

Love now because...
Life is too short!

Faint in...
Ourselves makes us create beautiful garments.

Creativity comes from...
Knowledge, passion, work and all that surrounds us. Once we are clear about the concept we work on it in a obsessive way, nearly unhealthy.

Love is...
Friendship with erotic moments.

My dreams are...
Becoming true. What will happen next?

Pain comes from...
The frustration of not being able to achieve your goals.

I get bored easily...
When I'm not doing something I like or if it is Sunday.

Incompetence...
Makes everything go very slow.