Monday, January 6, 2014

“Styled To Rock” Andre Soriano Speaks OUT

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with fashion designer Andre Soriano who appeared on Bravo’s Reality TV Series “Styled To Rock” hosted by Rihanna. Soriano is one of the industry's hottest up-and-coming designers everyone’s buzzing about. Andre who has been featured in Italian Vogue left LA Fashion Week audiences speechless and amazed with his runway show. His vision and fashion interpretation is inspired by Old Hollywood glamour for today’s women and men maintaining a standard of unparalleled quality. Through his career in design he has embraced the idea that “fashion is freedom.” We talked to André about life after “Styled To Rock” and his spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights, Soriano stated, “I love LGBT and I have always supported the lesbian, gay, transgender community and bisexual as well. We did a fashion show a long time ago where it supported kids to be positive that it’s okay to be gay and everything. So I’m an avid supporter and at the pride parade in San Diego, which is really great to support that cause. In 2014 now that marriage is out in the open I think people are more acceptable. Of course there are still like different areas, just like how everyone is staring at me because I’m wearing high heels right now. It’s quite interesting because I think it’s a little more accepting now but a lot of young people especially just like me growing up in the south need mentors and stuff. You know I never really had that so in this position I like to mentor the young kids in the LGBT community. Sometimes in San Diego I will volunteer and just go out and support the younger generation as well.”

Andre Soriano was born in the Philippines and gravitated toward fashion as a way of expressing himself after moving to America as a child. Recently he organized and participated in a fashion show benefit for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan that tore through the Philippines. Currently he’s designing couture for celebrities attending the 86th Academy Awards in March 2014. Andre’s fashion mantra is “Peace, love, glamour and fashion!"
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