We had the good fortune of connecting with Dustin Argumedo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dustin, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
By the end of my career I want to be able to make an impact in the fashion industry’s eco friendly and sustainability practices. I also want to have and run my personal brand and it be 100% sustainable.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I wanted to join the Fashion Industry because I started working retail at G by Guess in Albuquerque New Mexico and I noticed there was a lack of creativity in Menswear. I thought the best was to do so was to study Fashion. Learning the basics of fashion was easy, refining my aesthetic has been a journey, of trying things and changing them as I go. A lesson that i’ve learned is that as creatives we have a vision in our heads that we want to execute, follow your gut, it might be the next big thing. not everything needs to be Marketable, or what’s already out there.

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.
I think i would start out in Downtown, I love taking all my friends visiting to The Flower district, Santee Alley, Grand Central Market. The next place would probably be Sawtelle Japanese Market, its full of a bunch of really good Japanese food. The beach is always a must! My favorite beach spots are Malibu pier, Pirates Cove and Leo Carrillo State beach, it’s also pet friendly, so you can take your furry friends! and probably end the week with a trip to Rodeo in Beverly Hills for a little shopping and then West Hollywood for some great food spots.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout my mentors! Angela Fuentes, Tomy Huang, Julia Szkiba, Nick Verreos, David Paul. I also want to shoutout my immediate family, for always encouraging me to follow my dreams and being supportive.
The Netflix team including Colleen Wilson and Melissa Curtis, for giving me a chance to cameo in their show!

Website: xaintx.com

Instagram: @dustin_argumedo

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/dustinargumedo

Twitter: @dustinargumedo

Other: Business Instagram: @xaintx.la

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Dustin Argumedo

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