Fashion Designer, Fabiola Arias shares her opinion with Lisa of how fashion should make you feel and how it affects Fabiola when she sees women wearing her designs. For more Lisa: http://qvc.co/LisaRobertsonShow
We're here with Fabiola Arias. Hello, how are you? I'm doing great and Mr. Joe Zee, how are you? I'm great! Look at her dress, Lisa. I know! I'm trying not to stare at the dress because I don't want to be rude, but that is the most beautiful, beautiful dress. Obviously, it's one of yours, where does this amazingly evolved aesthetic come from in a young woman? I've always grown up around art and around theater. My mom was a costume designer and my father was a film maker in Cuba. So, they were always exposing me to theater to ballet. That was always in my life, so it's not a wonder that my designs are so whimsical and a bit theatrical. It's for the kind of woman who wants to step into a room and be seen and she wants to look beautiful and she wants to be seen in something that is truly different and unique and just get that wow. Fabiola is very smart to know that she does like to deal in the whimsical, she likes to deal in the fantastical, so she can offer those details and create these incredible gowns. Is a woman getting dressed for the red carpet every day? Absolutely not. The idea is that's what she's putting out there and one day those details and those elements that she's so good at will translate to a ready to wear collection. How do you feel when you see women wearing something you designed? It's amazing. It's the best feeling, especially when they tell you I feel so beautiful in this or oh my god, I just went to this party, this gala the other night and I wore your gown and oh my god it was overwhelming, the reaction that I got and just to hear that and see the client light up. That's the biggest reward. When you were studying to be a fashion designer, you were studying at Parsons obviously. What are all the things you have to learn in order to end up in this field and be successful? A lot of the things you need to be in this position, you don't learn in school and that's something that they don't teach you, you have to be a go getter and get in front of people and say hey look I made this. The education that you get in school, you know, to sew and to drape and you obviously take that with you to create your own point of view, but then the rest, it all comes from you to put yourself out there and go for it. You create such beautiful event dressing, do you feel like you're making these special moments for women? I feel like when I make my pieces, my emotion is going into it and when someone wears it or even when I wear my pieces, I feel amazing. The clients who wear my pieces feel this very emotional, unique thing and then they attract reaction. I think that's what fashion should do. I think fashion needs to transform. That you can put on a beautiful dress, you can put on a t-shirt, you can put on a great pair of comfortable pants and they need to make you feel something because in that transformation is what the clothes have done to take you to the next place. I think that fashion is like the best armor because even if you're not feeling so great, but you know that you have that one dress that's beautiful, you can put it on and you're going to feel great and you're going to exude that.