Growing up with his great-grandmother, Victoria Hernandez, in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Agustin at an early age was already in a family in clothing and textiles. His great grandmother was a seamstress that created handmade garments with details that featured embroidery and bead-work. Agustin's great-uncle was a tailor as well, so he was well equipped with the basic equipment and skills needed at a young age.
Agustin left Mexico, leaving his grandmother, to live in Seattle, Washington with his parents in the United States to fulfill his american dream of becoming a designer. Over time, he moved with his father to South Dakota for a business endeavor in the cattle industry for some time. Sometime during the course of his junior high and College years Agustin and his family were in turmoil. From his family visa expiring, to the loss of paperwork in the immigration bureaucracy created setbacks and complicated restrictions that forced him to put his passion for fashion on hold.
As luck would have it, in 2014, Delgado and his fiancee hired an attorney to help him with his prolonged situation. Within a few weeks of vigorous communication, Agustin was able to obtain his green card and could finally continue his dream pursuit. Though he didn’t initially pursue it at the time, Agustin attended Wayne State and pursued an education degree, wanting to teach English as a second language.
Though he attended Wayne State, Delgado always kept an interest in sewing and creating fashion sketches. He would create custom designs with Avant-garde or Haute Couture looks in his spare time. Finally, with some encouragement from friends Delgado decided to take fashion design classes at Metropolitan Community College and his dreams were realized. Attending MCC immediately sparked his creative intuition, drawing inspiration from designers like Alexander McQueen, Guo Pei and soaked in all the additional knowledge needed to excel. A lot of Delgado encouragement and Influence comes from his instructor, Nancy.
Agustin Debut his creations at Omaha Fashion Week and won for his spring collection, “ Enchanted Dreams” in March 2018 and gave a graceful return to OFW Fall 2019 featuring his “Queen of the Night' ' Collection. Agustin designs have been highlighted in “Spirits of the Opera”, an event for Opera Omaha, for 3 years. He was also in Encounter Magazine in August 2018,along with the Ronald McDonald event in 2018, 2019 and Omaha Fashion Magazine both 18/19 issues.
His designs were also shown at the exclusive, World Food Prize building in Des Moines. Delgado has been invited to multiple fashion weeks around the country and overseas and was extended an invitation to be part season 17 of “Project Runway” and World of Wearable Art in New Zealand. Now forty plus years, he’s an american citizen who resides in Omaha,Ne designer Agustin Delgado living in his world of dreams.
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