We had the good fortune of connecting with Adolfo Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adolfo, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I believe that in order to have success you have to have drive and determination. I have been through so many challenges and obstacles and as they say “when you fall you need to get back up and keep going”. That is what I really believe is the success behind many companies and behind my own brand.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What I love about my art is that I’m dedicating myself to the type of fashion that is not very common in Los Angeles. I’m in the world of made to measure evening wear and bridal but doing the type of work that you typically find more outside of the US or in New York. I love intricate, hand beaded designs that need hand work and craftsmanship that is not common in Los Angeles. I’m excited to share my work and find people from all over the world that admire and want it. I got to where I am today but taking risks and putting in a lot of hard work. It wasn’t easy but I always told myself that I would never give up and I still continue to push that brand to new levels. I’ve learned that you have to stay true to who you are and do what feels right for you and not what others want you to do. No matter whats on trend or not you have to always fight for your vision regardless of what anyone else might think of it. I want the world to know that this is only the beginning and very soon they will see so much more of my brand and I can’t wait to share all the new projects and collections I am working on.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my friend was visiting Los Angeles and had not been here before or in a long time I would recommend them the options below. 🙂
Great places to eat!
For breakfast and great LA Gem is “Larchmont Bungalow Cafe” my favorite is the “seafood lovers omelet” so delicious!
My favorite for lunch and French for that matter is “Figaro Bistrot”
They have amazing salads, escargot, and a calamari made in a way you would never expect and will blow your mind. Also make sure to leave room for dessert.
For a delicious dinner, one of my favorite places that are not all hype but just have really amazing food is “Electric Karma” Seriously the best Indian food I have tried in Los Angeles. It’s family-owned and you can really feel and taste all the love the foods made with. I have always had an amazing night there and highly recommend everyone trying it.
You can’t visit LA without going on an amazing hike and for this, I recommend “Los Leones Trail” if you can make it to the top you’ll be rewarded with a really beautiful scenic view of the ocean. It’s not a difficult hike with many places to stop if you want to rest a bit before continuing and will give you such a beautiful view of Los Angeles.
Last but not least visit “The Row” in downtown Los Angeles, which is a new development consisting of unique boutiques and a few really delicious restaurants.
Others will tell you to check out Melrose, Sunset Plaza, Hollywood to see the stars on the Blvd but if you ask me I think you will have a much more L.A. experience with the places I mentioned.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I don’t know if I have one specific person or organization that has helped me get to where I am because there have been so many people who have been instrumental in my life and still continue to be instrumental. Although I do know that if it wasn’t for all the industry people who have worked with me like my seamstresses, pattern makers, and factory workers I wouldn’t be where I am today. Although I am self-taught in many ways, I can honestly say that it’s all the people who I have worked with that have taught me everything I know today.
Robert John Kley, Rajeep Brown, Flying Solo NYC