Chicago-based designer Louis DeGuzman knows that art is all about the details. He describes his work as "intricate conceptualization" and stresses that a great deal of his inspiration comes from "Baroque architecture and Renaissance art." He says, "I always reference the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo and the way he executed his visuals with strong details."
We can get behind that. DeGuzman also employs recognizable graphic images and embellishes them with hand-drawn elaborate illustrations, giving them a fresh, new, urban vibe. DeGuzman says, "Fashion has also had a big influence on my work, especially when I would see my mother's silk scarf collection growing up. Brands like Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Versace, and Givenchy have all played huge roles in how I view certain aspects of modern day art and fashion, which ultimately affects the outcome of my pieces."