Wilfredo Rosado's work in jewelry is known throughout the world. Celebrities such as VP Kamala Harris to Gwyneth Paltrow have worn his work. In an interview with Fashionista, he discusses his rise throughout the industry and more.
"I remember, as far back as a kid — my mother was very fashionable, actually. She always dressed us very well, and I was very trend-conscious very young," said Rosado about his initial interests in fashion. "[In the] 70s, there were these huge shoes called the Marshmallows, with a white gum sole. I must have been in third or fourth grade, and I drove my parents insane — I had to have the Marshmallow shoes. They ended up taking me to Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn because it was the only place that had the Marshmallows in my size. This is how insane I was for these. My brother was also very, very much into fashion, so we had a subscription to W when I was in seventh or eighth grade, and a subscription to GQ. When I went to high school, I was obsessed with Italian Vogue. I was always going to the international newsstands and buying Italian Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue.