Valentin Esparza

by Michael Cooper


Locked away in a bedroom-turned-workshop is T-Town fashionista Valentin Esparza, whose designs have taken the city by storm over the past two years. Esparza, self-taught through meticulous research and experimentation, launched a series of Golden Driller-themed t-shirts and his career in 2009. His Driller design would be seen on various styles of onesies, tote-bags and even pillows before the designer became tired with being known for one image and turned his attention to the larger challenge of hand-making fashionable apparel for women. This month Esparza is determined to unveil his third collection, hoping to turn more heads his way. Not bad for a self-taught artist who’s market remains wide open for the taking.