I discovered latex while I was studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. With its unique qualities, I was naturally fixated on latex, an outlier to typical materials in fashion design. I studied under a local latex designer and haven’t looked back since.
For years, people have assumed that Vex is a big company with multiple designers and a huge production team. The truth is, Vex is me, and I am Vex. I began the brand before graduating college twenty years ago, and it has been my sole focus and passion sketching, designing and making each piece by hand in mySouthern California studio with the help from my small team. Each piece created at the studio has a story, and for me, each piece I create is personal.
Vex has taken me to places I could have never imagined. I was a runner up on the Bravo fashion competition show, “Styled to Rock,” hosted by Rihanna. My pieces have been worn by icons of fashion, art, and culture, including Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Dita Von Teese. My work has found its way onto the pages of iconic magazines like W, Vogue, Interview Magazine, and more. Vex has become greater than I ever imagined or dreamed of when I first discovered latex.It’s my hope that Vex and its unique pieces will inspire you to discover something new in yourself.