Today we’d like to introduce you to Max Galore.
Hi Max, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I moved to LA in 2018 originally following my passion to make music. When I started getting more of an inside view of how things in the industry really worked, I was turned off. While my interest in music was dying, my passion for denim and high fashion was booming. I remember wearing Ksubis all the time back then, I had a blue pair with patchwork and crazy stitching designs throughout… that really sparked my interest in jeans. I’ve always been insecure about my jeans and the way they fit, Ksubis seemed so perfect to me and inspired me to start my own fashion label. I immediately started creating mood boards, I have a “Bornstar Inspiration” album in my phone with over 2,000 pictures and counting. I sourced Japanese denim in downtown LA, and researched denim manufacturers online which lead to me finding my manufacturer in New York. Also, let me say that I’m not completely turned off by music because I still love it and love being around it. I just don’t care for it to be my main profession anymore.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Has it been smooth? Hmmm… It’s been okay, it’s a totally new road for me since I have no previous fashion background. There was a lot of new terminology I had to get accustomed to when speaking with manufacturers. Also, it can be expensive, especially when there’s no telling how you will perform with sales.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I design jeans and right now I’m working on my first collection for Fall/Winter 22. A lot of people who know me have met me through making music and now through fashion. I think I’m most proud of the fact that I had a vision a few years ago, and I’m executing it how I imagined. In life, there’s no straight path anywhere but all that matters is that you stay determined to reach your destiny, and I feel like I’ve been doing decent staying on track. I think what sets me apart from others is my high standards and how hard I am on myself. I’m always unsure of my designs and second guess them even if they’re great in someone else eyes… I’m never satisfied.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m looking forward to working on women’s wear. I believe that’s my new focus going forward. A lot of designs I make are men’s pants and I always feel bad when girls ask why I don’t have any available in their sizes. I think I get more feedback for them too, they appreciate my work and I can see that.
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