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DEBUT designer Dustin Argumedo poses in front of four male models wearing his menswear designs

DEBUT Designer Dustin Argumedo Featured in Albuquerque Journal

Advanced Fashion Design Graduate Dustin Argumedo, who debuted a menswear collection that subverts the idea of Latinx machismo at last month’s DEBUT, is featured in his hometown newspaper. The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Dustin about his love of fashion and why he wanted to redefine the term “macho.”

“In Hispanic culture, there’s a toxic masculinity that exists to this day,” Dustin told the newspaper. “If you’re seen as anything different, it’s looked down on. I wanted to create clothes that you can wear and still be seen as manly. I want to take the term back and redefine it.”

Dustin also shared his dreams of working as a designer in Europe one day. “I do want to have a fashion brand that is 100% sustainable and have zero waste,” he said. “I think the fashion industry is working on becoming more responsible when it comes to waste. As a designer, I need to lead that change for myself."

Learn more about Dustin and his brand online at XAINTX.com and on Instagram @Xaintx.LA and @dustin_argumedo.

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