It is not very often that I am impressed or inspired by local designers. But when I discovered Furne One, it was like finding a rose in a frozen pond. The designs were so courageous; especially for the humdrum landscape of California fashion. My first reaction was “this designer LOVES the art of creating fashion without any apologies.” You are going to love it!
J.M. What does Furne One mean?
J.M. How did Furne One come into existence? Where did it all begin?
IT ALL BEGAN WHEN RELUCTANTLY AND ALMOST HALF HEARTEDLY JOINED A PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNING COMPETITION AND ENDED UP BEING THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER. UP UNTIL THEN, I WAS JUST FEELING MY WAY THROUGH, SO TO SPEAK. BUT WHEN I WON I FELT THAT WAS DESTINY’S WAY OF POINTING OUT THE EXACT DIRECTION TO TAKE.
J.M. Tell me about your childhood. What kind of kid were you?
I CAN SIMPLY SAY I AM A DREAMER.
J.M. Your designs are very courageous and yet super sexy. What females in history get your juices flowing?
WELL ACTUALLY IT ALL DEPENDS ON MY INSPIRATION AND THEME OF THE SEASON. BUT SHE EMBODIES A VERY STRONG CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY ASIDE FROM BEAUTY AND GRACE.
J.M. Who are your favorite designers?
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, GALLIANO, CHANEL, RICCARDO TISCI, RALPH RUCCI, CHRISTIAN LACROIX.
J.M. What kind of woman wears Furne One?
AN AMATO WOMAN IS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS, IS STRONG, AND INDEPENDENT. SHE ISN’T AFRAID TO EXPRESS HERSELF AND DOESN’T BELIEVE IN THE DICTATES OF FASHION. SHE ISN’T BOUND BY CONVENTIONAL RESTRAINTS. MOST OF ALL, SHE IS SOMEONE WHO LOVES HERSELF AND CELEBRATES THE POWER OF HER FEMININITY.
J.M. What celebrities have you dressed?
KATY PERRY, JENNIFER LOPEZ, SHAKIRA, NICKI MINAJ, HEIDI KLUM, NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, NEON HITCH, KAYA JONES, AMBER ROSE, AND NICOLE SCHERZINGER
J.M. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
ACHIEVING MY INSPIRATIONS AND MAKING THEM BECOME A REALITY.
J.M. Describe your home in six words or less.
QUIET, CALM, SPACIOUS, AND MINIMAL.
J.M. As a teenager where did you think you would be now?
SAME PLACE AS WHERE I AM NOW.
J.M. What brings you the most joy?
I CAN SIMPLY SAY SAFETY AND GOOD HEALTH OF MY FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.
J.M. What fun things are you working on now?
I AM CURRENTLY CREATING A SCENT FOR MY UP-COMING PERFUME.
J.M. Where can we see more from you?
WELL I MAKE SURE MY WEBSITE IS ALWAYS UPDATED ON ANY CURRENT PROJECTS OR SHOWS I AM IN. SO AT LEAST MY FOLLOWERS CAN SEE WHAT NEW VENTURES MY BRAND NAME AMATO AND I ARE IN. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW ME AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AMATO HAUTE COUTURE
J.M. Leave us a quote to carry on with.
-SUCCESS ISN’T PERMANENT AND FAILURE ISN’T FATAL (BY MIKE DITKA)
-REMEMBER THAT GREAT LOVE AND GREAT ACHIEVEMENT INVOLVE GREAT RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK.