Ernesto initially comes across as quiet and thoughtful. However, his humble and mature head does not dampen his ambition and drive, but instead makes him see reality and how he can find his place at the fashion table. Ernesto sat down with me to talk about his time in London his roots and inspirations, what really makes him different and fighting for his dreams post CSM.
His love for his Spanish heritage and the women in his family is not something Ernesto shies away from, and it’s clear they have both had a huge influence on his designs. It is also the first thing he brings up “I come from a really small town in the south of Spain called Seville. My whole family lives there, we’re very close, and I always wanted to create work that relates to me personally or my family.” The women in particular seemed important to Ernesto. “They have huge eccentric personalities and an incredible sense of style. My grandmother is in a wheelchair but still wears so much jewellery, has purple hair and dresses up every day. I love that.”