The very first thing Emilio Sosa ever designed was a blouse for his mother.
“I was about 15 when I went to a fabric store, dug around the remnants, and picked out a polyester charmeuse fabric. Then, I gave my sketch to my aunt who sewed the blouse for me. To this day I don’t know if the blouse has survived, but I think the little bow tie that went with it is still around somewhere.”
Sosa’s penchant for design began when he was a young boy. Born in the Dominican Republic, Sosa moved to New York with his family