Born and raised in Los Angeles, Raul Melgoza was attracted to luxury and beauty from an early age. He found inspiration visiting museums and exploring the shops on Rodeo Drive.
After completing a business degree from the University of Southern California, he left the West Coast to pursue his desire of studying fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Melgoza flourished as a student, graduating at the top of his class. He was nominated Designer of the Year and was one of ten students chosen to debut their senior collections at the Parsons Annual Benefit Dinner, a prestigious event attended by industry heavyweights and an extraordinary opportunity for promising designers.
Following his presentation at this event, Saks Fifth Avenue asked to display his collection in the windows of their flagship store.
Upon graduation in 2005, he joined the women’s fashion house of LUCA LUCA where he worked closely with Luca Orlandi. He quickly rose to the position of Senior Designer.
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