BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Lacroze graduated from Escuela Superior de Cretivos
Publicitarios (School of Creative Advertising). He
continued his studies in Espacio Buenos Aires under the
teaching of Fashion Stylist Florence Arguello. He
has gained experience in styling and image and apply it
to the contemporary world.
Emilio is a perfectionist and is passionate about his
work. His work is versatile and detailed.
Emilio has collaborated with Brando, Sophia, 90 +10, D-mode,
and Catalogue Book to name a few. Some of his work
has been featured on EFM's homepage.
Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
How did your career start as a fashion stylist?
I started out as booker and scout for South
American Models (now Rebel Management). During my years
in the agency, I began to get involved with fashion
thanks to Rosario who introduced me into that world. At
the same time I started studying Art Direction and
Fashion Styling and this combination provided me with
full knowledge and enough contacts so to decide and
continue my growth in that direction and finally launch
myself to the market as a fashion stylist.
EFM: Have you always had a
passion for fashion?
I can recall as a kid
being attracted to how people looked. Now I am an
obsessive analytic investigator of fashion. I know I was
born for this.
Do you think being a fashion
stylist is self taught; or do you have to have an “eye”
Have to have an eyes for
fashion principally , And second to be prepared and to
study looking fashion all the time.
Where do you get your
get my inspiration from life itself. I do analyze music
videos, movies ... I have always seen musicians as an
inspiration for trends in fashion.
What is your typical day like?
I live through
my mobile phone making calls all day long, walking,
looking for clothes, thinking, listening to music,
meditating, eating and sleeping.
How do you prepare for a
I get online as soon as I wake
up, browse photos international editorials in search for
references, and talk to the local magazines and press
and model agencies. I also contact hair and make-up and
after I go in search of the clothes together with my
crew, leaving everything set for the photo-shoot.
Photographer: Antonela Arismendi Stylist: Emilio Lacroze
EFM: Every stylist knows that
you have to be overly prepared when on location; what is
in your “kit” right now?
Metal clasps, thread and
needles, paper tape, scissors, and always god humor.
EFM: What is the "must" have
A hat always looks nice.
What are the latest fashion trends right now in
Plaid, motorcycle boots and
boots with laces (like Dr. Martens).
How do you keep yourself up beat while working
Where do you see yourself in
five years in the fashion industry?
I see myself working for the best
European magazines. I'm already planning to be there by
October this year so wait for me and contact me through
my web site
EFM: What is your advice for an
aspiring fashion stylist?
lose hope, work hard, and believe in yourself and your
talent...and whatever anyone says never let go until you
become the best.
Photographer: Malcolm Mac Gibbon Stylist: Emilio Lacroze
Interview by Rochell “E” James