One Goal: To redefine the Fashion Industry in the Areas of Innovation and Design Ingenuity
A world-class businessman and salesman, Antonio Chavez pursued his lifelong dream of
becoming an inventor and fashion designer after settling in Toronto, Canada more than 25
years ago. Born as Antonio Enrique Chavez into a lower working class family in a small village in Guatemala, he spent much of his teen life escaping the country dude to a civil war (circa1990) within the region, and eluding forced military service, with nothing but the shirt on his back and the shoes on his feet, Antonio Chavez knew he was destined for far greater things.
He traveled to the Mexican border with only 500 guatemalan quetzal throughout his journey, and after many failed attempts, he finally reached Los Angeles, California where he worked odd jobs in order to survive. It was when he registered for Refugee Status in Canada that he knew he could finally pursue his lifelong dreams.
His keen sense of innovation and design inspired him to tackle the fashion industry of women’s and men’s footwear, including various fashionable accessories, such as men’s ties, belts and wallets, and transformable heels for women. It was his invention of transformable shoes that would change the course of the fashion industry for decades to come; a product never before seen on the market, allowing you to change the look and style of your shoes with interchangeable straps to fit any occasion.
However, he did not stop there. His passion, drive, and ambition for much more had led him to designing and creating women’s couture; dresses, bathing suits, and catsuits that perfectly combine avant-garde design with wearable practicality – also known as Wearable Art Couture. His approach focused on fusing shimmering gems, crystals, and diamonds into abstract concepts with various accessories that further compliment the overall aesthetic and appeal of an entire outfit or design. His couture has been coined world-wide as Wearable Art that is unique, daring, and one of a kind.
For the past 5 years, Antonio Chavez has innovated men’s & women’s fashion on a global
scale, with designs and products that have shifted the course of the industry into a new era, with Chavez Inc. on the forefront of this new and exciting landscape. Today, Antonio and his team at Chavez Inc. travel the world attending glamorous and wondrous fashion shows and events across North America’s fashion capitals, including Los Angeles & New York, and in Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Antonio Chavez continues to share with the world his unconventional creations through footwear & wearable art couture.
Look for the full feature spread in the upcoming Spring print issue of Spencer Magazine!