Raun LaRose is a NYC Based Menswear designer.

His inspiration for the collection came from a book titled: TIME TRAVELER by: Dr Ronald Mallet published in 2007. He was fascinated by the author’s vision of creating a time machine that could visit both past and future. After reading the book Raun formed this character in his mind – The young man who is a risk taker and wants to lead his generation into the future that is before us. Although he sometimes looks to the past his mind is focused on the future and what it has in store.  As a Designer he want to represent progression. “I don’t want to go backwards. I think fashion is and should always be about moving forward. I love and admire the past in which many great designers paved the way, But I want to speak to a new generation of men.”

“I have a passion for tailored clothing but I also like to leave room for question. I Want to take people on a journey through my collections, Let them explore a different side of life or even take them on an imaginative journey.  As a designer growing up in Brooklyn I was heavily surrounded by street fashion and that genre of fashion, My mom who was a seamstress would sew gown’s for a few high end clients. High end was her specialty.  She taught me about the quality of Luxury and design.I I didn’t realize until this Collection how much of an impact she had made on me. I wasn’t inspired by any designer in particular, But some designers that I find inspiring are Ricardo Tisci (Givenchy), Phillip Lim, Vintage Yves saint Laurent(Women’s), And Raf Simon’s. I feel that they represent what the future of Menswear.”

As a menswear designer Raun want men to see the beauty within themselves.  He want them to look and feel masculine, but still exude a certain type of confidence than cannot be defined. “I want to represent, Quality,Fit, Andoriginality.”