Camillo Love, designer.

By in Fashion, Features
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 “I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship. There’s something about someone who has an idea, and they create that idea into something real. I’m a pretty big guy and I couldn’t find a pair of jeans for myself, [so] that had me thinking about creating my own jeans. I couldn’t afford to do it like everyone else, [so] I had to get the experience. I had to figure everything out for myself. I got one sewing machine and started sewing in my living room.
For me, being in DTLA is a big plus. I can actually walk down the street, you know, listening to my music, and there are several denim wholesalers. On any given day, I can just go there and they’ll have a shipment in of nice, new Japanese denim, and I could just order it. This is my workplace. This is where I cut and sew all the jeans, in the heart of the fashion district.
I am my own pattern maker. I’m the cutter. I’m the sewer. I’m my own P.R. person. I’m a marketer. I package everything up and I send it out. What’s amazing about my business is that I know every customer I’m selling a pair of jeans to. It’s passionate from beginning to end. I think that makes me a lot different from the bigger companies. The jeans only touch two hands: the person who is making it and the person who is going to wear it.”

DIRECTOR/DP Bryan Alano
PRODUCERS Lizette Lopez and Javier Lopez
PHOTOGRAPHERS Parth Sutaria, Zea Huizar, Brenda Mendez
EDITOR Hanna Sturwold
COLORIST Jose Cortes
WRITERS Ray Villasenor and Cathy Doherty

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