Meet Oscar Pacheco Torres

Name: Oscar Pacheco Torres

Classification: Freshman

Major: Studio Art

Age: 18

Hometown: Brownsville

Oscar Pacheco Torres has directed some of the biggest independent fashion shows in the Rio Grande Valley. With no economic help, he has been able to turn his vision into a reality. I got to ask him about how he got started directing fashion shows, the message behind his fashion shows and his future.

How did you get started directing fashion shows?

I have been working in the fashion industry since 2014 but didn't get my first real break until I met Nolan Navarro, a model and creative director who let me work as a stylist for his blog launch party. He believed in me from the beginning and through him, I met many influential people including my partner Juan Martinez who I organize joint fashion shows with. I learned everything I needed to know in order to venture out by myself. Nolan left to Austin to pursue a brighter future in fashion and it paid off, he now is signed with RED models.

Tell me about the fashion shows you’ve organized.

My first independent show was on Dec. 17, 2016 it was called, “Vision De La Mode,” it was a show with the theme of brutality mixed with modern alternative looks. It was dark and was a breakthrough especially for the valley. We sold out the whole venue and had people line up to come see us. My second and most recent show was in July 30, 2017 it was an outdoor experience set in a huge field where you could get in by invite only. It was regarded as fresh, new and “A perfect mix of raw and beautiful.” 

What idea or message do you try to convey through your fashion shows?

The main thing I try to convey is the idea of self-love and the breakthrough of social boundaries. I want people to see my styles and feel empowered. I’m enabling self-expression and self-love/ respect. At the end of the day it’s your style and your life.

What are your goals for the future? 

I want to finish school with a degree in art and hopefully move to New York and embark on a path where I can meet more influential people. 

What does fashion mean to you? 

Fashion is more to me than a form of expression, it’s all my ideas channeled into one art. I create clothing that is changing people’s views on social constructs. I don’t believe in gender when it comes to fashion I break the norms and do it for people who can’t, it’s a passion for me and I made a decision that set the road for me forever.

 

Special Thanks to Nolan Navarro, Eduardo Monita and Mike Sanchez for providing pictures