• Derek Tokarzewski

Iris Rodriguez Couture

Designer Iris Rodriguez Couture, World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine, Photo by Montu, Cover Girl Angelina Kali

World Class Argentina Fashion has the pleasure to interview the adorable Argentinian Fashion Designer Iris Rodriguez who with her brand Iris Rodriguez Couture, triumph in the world, with this humility and great heart conquers the planet!

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: When did you decide to become a fashion designer.

Fashion it has been a key part of my life as far back as I can remember. I have fell the call in my heart and it has only strengthened as I have gotten older . I still remember refusing in nursery when I was 5 years old to draw things such as houses family members .. I just wanted to draw models and clothes … I have been always fascinated by fashion and beauty .

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: You did your study at Roberto Piazza Institute, how was the experience?

The experience was amazing I still remember all the subjects and teachers . I had scholarship in those days my favorite subject was Art history and . My final work was chosen for the catwalk as one of the best gown I have never felt so proud in my life the hard work paid off.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Tell us about your fashion travels around the world, but let's start with your first trip to New York. How was it living there and what did you learn?

My days in America my first experience away from home in a foreign country I was 24 years old then at the beginning wasn’t easy my English wasn’t good enough I had to work hard in all sort of jobs such as waitress and nanny as many immigrants do but I have never stop to dream that one day my design will be in NY Fashion Week. In 2005 I worked for an independent designer in collaboration fixing clothes and helping in her atelier. In few words I can say America was my foundation to believe in myself and to push my dream to become a designer.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: When did you left NY and relocated to London?

In 2007, the reason. Love. I fell in love with my ex partner he was an English man we had a distance relationship for a while then I decided to move to the UK. Again me and a new challenge make a living in a foreign country. The choice between US/UK was in front of me. My dream wasn’t NY FASHION WEEK anymore it had a new name, LONDON FASHION WEEK.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: What idea did you bring to England, and what was the first thing you did there?

The first year I lived in a rural area outside Nottingham where my ex was from, not much to tell regarding to fashion. I started to feel a bit disappointed, I did miss the big city. After I split with him I found the best place in the world call London . Then I looked for courses in St Martins School the prestigious academy in the city. I was also attending fashion shows and getting involve in backstage production as a volunteer.v My first job was a dress for Miss Latin UK for her presentation in Chelsea stadium London during SM catwalk Fashion show. It was a lovely red dress excellent choice for a beautiful Cuban lady, very eye catching style.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: When did you officially start your career as a fashion designer?

After my presentation in Chelsea stadium I had so much compliments and calls. Then I realized my works worth and I needed to make more dresses! One Monday afternoon I had a call from Miss Savita K from house of Ikons international platform for designers from all over the globe. She offered me a place as emerging designer to show my creativity a huge opportunity the dream started to become true.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: What was the title of your first collection?

My first collection for house of Ikons during London fashion week 2017 was called EVITA inspired in my icon EVITA PERON. The first collection had so much heart I couldn’t think of any other name. 

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: What fabrics have you used?

For this collection I have used: velvet, embroidered tulle, tafeta, brocades, guipure lace chiffon and organza.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: How man fashion shows and fashion weeks have your been part of?

House of Ikons during London fashion week . Scotland international fashion Festival. Agadir Morocco international fashion weekend .and my dresses has been in events around the world such as Miss world beauty Korea, Gala short film festival in Cannes France ,during Paris and Milan Fashion week recently Dubai dressing a top model Steph Birch in her events in UEA as brand ambassador

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Besides being a great designer, you also do charity work please tell us about it.

Charity is the key to thanks God for his generosity there no other way for me . My family is humble and we believe that being humanitarian make a huge change helping is the answer I'm in debt that’s why I do every year a fashion show to help different organizations foundations and charities in Argentina . In 2017 the money raised in my fashion show was to help the victims of domestic violence 2018 children in need . I am a believer God will guide me to my next charity this 2019!

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Tell us about the wonderful event Miss Film Festival International / Argentina which you are the director of.

Last year I have met two lovelies ladies while I attend the gala in Cannes Carolien ter linden founder and Rebeca Riofrio co founder of this amazing beauty pageant call Miss Film Festival International Cannes after accept the proposal to become the national director for my country Argentina I started to organize the event choosing my hometown Salta as *host province * where ladies from all around Argentina will compete to represent the country in Cannes as cultural ambassador. The event was declared cultural interested with the local government as sponsor the event was a success for first time in Salta designers from different countries and judges from LA California , Milan Italy , London UK visited Argentina . The lady from Salta was crowned Miss Film Festival International Argentina 2019

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: You've been recognized around the world, mention some of them.

2017 Panache Global award . Outstanding role in my community in the fashion industry .London UK

2018 Oscar Della Moda Europa representing London Milan Italy

2019 Milestone international award . Emerging Fashion designer . Dubai

2019 Recognition for my work in the fashion field international by Concejo Deliberante de Salta. Argentina

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Which one was most important to you?

The most important my mothers look when she look into my eyes. Seeing how proud she is for all the things I have done .

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Tell us about your next collection.

My next collection is call dreamer inspired by my strength and passion so personal vibrant and romantic

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Tell us about your 2019 projects?

I have two important projects , to produce the first platform in London to emerging designers from Latin america call LONDON FASHION LATINO FESTIVAL. During London fashion week sept 2019 also I will be working in a beauty pageant that I'm director to MISS POLO ARGENTINA.

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine: Tell us where we can find you


Instagram: IRISROD1978

World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine is excited to interview such a talented designer as Iris Rodriguez, we wish her the best in the world!

Interview by Maria Fernanda Capicci Editor in Chief of World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine.

Designer Iris Rodriguez Couture, World Class Argentina Fashion Magazine, Photo by Montu, Cover Girl Angelina Kali, Make up Paula Clark, Hairstyle Dar Barot, Jewerly Alexandra Miciul, #WorldClassArgentinaFashionMagazine #WorldClassBrand Derek Tokarzewski Owner of World Class Brand Publishing Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org

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