A Star is Born: Kolston’s Very Own Robert Rodriguez

Meeting Robert Rodriguez of Kolston was a career highlight that still resonates with me. As I stepped into his studio this past summer, I was immediately struck by the sense of humility that radiated from him. This iconic designer, whose creations have graced the bodies of celebrities and adorned the racks of high-end retailers, possessed a down-to-earth disposition that took me off guard in the most refreshing way.

Rodriguez’s elegant and charming demeanor only added to the experience. He shared anecdotes from his journey, from his early exposure to the fashion industry in Miami to his time at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where his talent was recognized with the Critic’s Award for Best Designer of the Year. His career trajectory, from the house of Christian Dior to becoming the Chief Creative Officer for the iconic American brand HALSTON, was nothing short of inspiring.

As he spoke about his transition to creating a common thread between art and fashion with the launch of his luxury evening wear collection, KOLTSON, I couldn’t help but be captivated by his passion and vision. His work, which speaks to a variety of women for many occasions, is a testament to his dedication to the craft.

Leaving his studio that day, I knew that I had witnessed a meeting with a true visionary. I eagerly anticipate the day when I, too, will possess one of his masterpieces, not only as a testament to his incredible talent but also as a reminder of the profound impact he had on my career and creative journey. Robert Rodriguez is more than an iconic designer; he is an embodiment of passion, humility, and the limitless possibilities of art and fashion intertwined.

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