I promised myself if I was going to start my own project, I will enjoy the ride and run away from all those negative thoughts. People can tell you how difficult it is to start your own business, but I decided to believe that it was going to be the most exciting ride of my life, and surely has been.
Our first presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion week San José happened in April 2017.
Origen was our first collection. A collection really personal and emotional, because it was related to my childhood and home country, Chile.
I thought I was going to be so nervous, but actually I was only worry about the models and the way they walked. The music was from Violeta Parra, performed by Mercedes Sosa. A very slow and low tempo music, not really what you could expect on a runway. The models were a little out of their comfort zone, no high heels, oversize garments, slow music and no makeup.
The first show of the night was our show.
The music started , the first model was walking down the runway and she almost fall! The runway was a little slippery and everybody noticed it. My heart pumped.
And I thought, “ if she falls, there’s nothing we can do, maybe clapping?!”
My dad was sitting in the audience, and Erick, our tailor too, watching his work in the runway, a unique moment.
The collection was a total success. I quit my job and dedicate totally to Muss Muss. We won best collection award and the team received the recognition they deserved.
I had dinner and went to bed, dreaming about my next runway.