Media and communications studies major Martin Figueroa-Ramirez ’11 appeared at the Cultural Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland as part of the city’s Fashion Week. He showed off his custom-designed shoes and gave oil painting demonstrations, “so people see that I’m serious about my art—not just some kid scribbling on sneakers.”
At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miami-based hip-hop artist Clemente sported a pair of Figueroa-Ramirez’s shoes on the red carpet.
The article, “Fashion as Art,” appeared September 10 in the Frederick News-Post.
See Figueroa-Ramirez at work in the video, “Your Sneaker, Your Self,” originally published on the UMBC website December 2009.