Menswear Designer Ericka del Rosario Destined For Great Things

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Talking to San Francisco-based menswear designer Ericka Del Rosario, it’s clear from the enthusiastic tone of her voice that the young designer is just 19 years old. But when the Philippines-born immigrant begins to speak on the significance of her cultural background, the importance of maintaining her roots, and the teenage pressures of social assimilation, her tone becomes serious and revenant. Del Rosario’s gone from the crime-filled Project 6 (Quezon City, Philippines) to the Alexander Wang New York offices and ultimately the hilly San Francisco Bay Area, where she runs her own outerwear label, Kakáslok. Opening up about her lifelong journey, Del Rosario spoke with The FADER about learning as she grows and defining success on her own terms.

Read the whole interview here.
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