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#ThrowbackThursday Designs from My First Collection & Photoshoot

My first real collection


“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” ~Federico Fellini

MONA LUCERO FALL 1985 FALL B&W These designs were done in about Summer or Fall of 1985. I used them for my portfolio to get into design school at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. My friend, Heather Shannon and I took pics of each other at Grant Humphreys Mansion in Denver.

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Visual Fashion Experiments from October 2011


these are stills from an experimental fashion video i shot with a simple personal camera and no extra light. although i loved how evocative the images were, they are dark and the details of the clothes are mostly lost. still…i like them. thanks to models deanna davia, andi todaro and for the help of expert fashion assistant, Zion Jasmine.

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#ThrowbackThursday Mona Designs from c.1995

Mona Lucero Faux "Fur Babies" Collection c 1995

Back in 1995, when I was just in the beginnings of starting my design line, I lived behind Coors Field before it existed. I lived in the most inexpensive but magical warehouse space.. There were wild animals still living nearby, raccoons, skunks, and the most exotic moths and giant praying mantises would fly into my studio. We lived among abandoned buildings and there was still a homeless tent camp along the banks of the river which was a short walk away. I had about 2200 s.f. For $400 and the landlady was very supportive…this photo was of a couple of friends wearing my designs. Now the area has expensive lofts and apartments. And Coors Field, of course. This was part of my second collection ever…they were faux fur fabric of bright colors. The fabric itself came from an old fabric store called Wazee Fabrics . I believe they were vintage 1960′s fabric. What a score!image

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Mona Lucero Featured in Colorado Public Radio Article, April 2, 2014


Below are photos of my designs and the interview.

Mona Lucero Colorado Public Radio 4
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