Media Executive , International Couture Designer, Business Man, Entrepreneur and Mentor
A celebrated leader who is credited as an international fashion designer, Military Vet- USMC and a respected media man all while raising his daughter as a single gay Dad. In 2016 Uriel Saenz was selected Most Inspiring Latino along side people like Roselyn Sanchez, Fonseca, Becky G. and Ivonne Coll . Most recently VP of Multicultural Development & Strategy for the Los Angeles Times Media Group. Uriel Saenz has taken his work around the world, was selected featured American Designer in China and has been a participant of Mercedes- Benz fashion week. He has been published through his multifaceted career in Hollywood Reporter, Vogue UK, Univision, Glamour, WWD and many other national and international publications.
Uriel Saenz conceptual vision is focused on refined elements, attention to detail, social conciousness and faultless craftsmanship - all being the catalyst for him to gain an international “fashon-ista” fan base and global recognition from his discerning colleagues.
His designs feature a combination of sophistication, elegance and beauty and are coupled with interesting fabrications and textures, often borrowing from the past, but with a contemporary feel of the future.
Uriel has always had an unapologetic taste for luxury detailing - apparent in every piece. This is perhaps attributed to his first job working the grave yard shift at a luxury fashion trim house in his hometown of Los Angeles. Uriel Saenz is as prolific as he is diverse. He was featured in Leaders Magazine as "2013 Leader of the Future", designs and oversees all aspects of product development of his couture American luxury Lifestyle brand, with an emphasis of B2B and B2C initiatives. Uriel is committed to Green-light design direction and product manufacturing as well as Global exporting. All of this has allowed him to build rapid global brand equity and was voted Best Overall Clothing Brand in Lifestyle and Luxury by Modern Lux Magazine in 2010. He has been a Mercedes-Benz fashion week catwalk participant while offering his amazing fashion through boutique and custom atelier sales. He gives back to the community - mentoring and judging fashion shows by students nationally. Saenz is a natural born leader as VP of Multicultural Development for the Los Angeles Times he was tasked with developing new targeted projects to reach multicultural audience (Latino, Asian, LGBT, Black, Women etc.). In this role he has managed to create Latinos De Hoy an award show that celebrates the accomplishments of Latinos in the US, The Korean Globalization awards , a LGBT special section and digital platform, and many other projects that have gained the LA Times heightened visibility with-in these communities, while generating new revenue potential. His work has been featured in Hollywood Reporter, British Vogue, Glamour, WWD, Apparel News and other media outlets including TV, Radio, Magazines and News. Uriel has parlayed his ability to effectively communicate his creativity from concept to completion.