An Interview With Model Ricardo Dominguez
Inside Barcelona´s Museo Martitmo, the 15the edition of Barcelona fashion week was awash with new talent. One such ´up-and-coming´ face was 21 year old Columbian model Ricardo Dominguez, who will be one of the beautiful faces headlining the main desfile for Custo Barcelona.´ I think he saw something special in me, and that´s why he wants me in his brand´ said Ricardo.
Having been on the runway for around 5 years now (3.5 years in his home soil of Columbia, then Paris and now onto Barcelona), Ricardo has ran up a lot of miles. ´I was very lucky to be sent to Paris, as for me that is the capital of fashion. The agency there saw me on-line, spoke to my mother agency, and away I went´ he said enthusiastically. Also, he is one of the newer trend of models working on the ´Androgyny´ element which we have been seeing on the runways with increasing frequency over the last few years within Europe.
Different cities have different criteria in the fashion world. High end fashion (and all its associations) is still firmly rooted within Paris, which attracts a high end editorial look. Whereas Barcelona, which is up and coming for fashion, to me will always be commercial platform, which is not a bad thing.
Due to social media and Instagram, in many cases your profile can be your CV. Today, the model management market is highly competitive, like never before. Due to social media and Instagram, in many cases your profile can be your CV. Agencies like Select are now scouting on-line alongside designers such as ´Hedi Slimane´ and his infamous ´boy-safari´ castings. ‘I feel very special as I have to work beside, and against a lot of very talented people. With regards to Barcelona, I came here directly. I did not attend any of the official castings, but from what I have seen of the city, I will be sure to do so for next season´ he commented.
Ricardo currently is the first ´new breed´ of Androgynous model to come out of Columbia, which has earned many positive fashion points of recent thanks to the current Miss Universe winner and top design Haider Ackermann. ´ I open doors for a lot of Columbians, and that´s the good thing about it. There are some really talented people out there looking for their dreams. We have a lot to do. ´ Judging from Ricardo´s currently popularity, I am sure we are going to be seeing a lot more of him in the future, as Barcelona fashion goes from strength to strength.