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DESIGN

BIO:

Rodriguez is an Artist, Educator, Curator, and Cultural Organizer. She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons The New School of Design. With The Bronx as her backdrop Rodriguez's combination of costume design and sculptures creates whimsical revealing imagery of the complexities of her experiences as a Dominican American raised in The South Bronx. Through her art Rodriguez’s explores her dreams and realities, blending the lines between fashion and performance arts as a search of self-discovery.

Rodriguez expressed an early interest in the arts. As a sophomore in high school she acquired a scholarship with the Parsons Scholars Program. She continued her undergraduate education in fashion design at Parsons The New School of Design, were she graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design, attained a scholarship to study photojournalism in Paris, and Fashion Design at Central St. Martins London.

Rodriguez dedication to her community has been the driving force behind the creation of La Lucha, an artist-based organization that brings Dominican and Haitian artist together. As the founder of La Lucha, Rodriguez curates with the purpose of educating future generation. 

ecognitions:

Anna Toonk Scholarship, 2010: Full scholarship to attend Parsons Paris Summer Intensive Program
Parsons Scholars Program, 2006-2008: Full scholarship to attend college prep studio classes and programming at Parsons the New School for Design

Modern Day Nefertiti: 2016 Melanie Gonzalez Concept + Art Photography Yelaine Rodriguez Costume Design Head Piece

Aron Rose: Spring 14

Aron Rose Manhattan: Designs

Aron Rose Manhattan is a luxury designer's collection created in New York's Fashion District which embodies the very lifestyle and energy of the city.Inspired by the most defining art movements of the last century and using the finest European fabrics and artisanal sewing techniques, Aron Rose Manhattan merges classic lines with modern and clean aesthetics to create collections that exude style, attitude and femininity.

Aron Rose Manhattan Spring14 Inspiration: Chrysler building / Art Deco NY

Aron Rose Manhattan Spring14 Inspiration: Chrysler building / Art Deco NY

Parsons The New School For Design: Thesis 13

Cupid and Psyche : Thesis

Parsons The New School for Design Senior Thesis inspired by the painting "Cupid and Psyche in the Nuptial Bower" by Hugh Douglas Hamilton. Incorporating freestyle Knitting and simple drapes, this collection takes a new approach to Knitwear Design. 

Thesis Inspiration: "Cupid and Psyche in the Nuptial Bower" by Hugh Douglas (1792-93)

Thesis Inspiration: "Cupid and Psyche in the Nuptial Bower" by Hugh Douglas (1792-93)

Aron Rose: Fall 2014

Aron Rose Manhattan: Designs

Aron Rose Manhattan is a luxury designer's collection created in New York's Fashion District which embodies the very lifestyle and energy of the city.Inspired by the most defining art movements of the last century and using the finest European fabrics and artisanal sewing techniques, Aron Rose Manhattan merges classic lines with modern and clean aesthetics to create collections that exude style, attitude and femininity.

Aron Rose Manhattan Fall14 Inspiration: "Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)

Aron Rose Manhattan Fall14 Inspiration: "Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)