Houston designer Alan Gonzalez is using his talent for fashion to help seniors in need

Fashion for a good cause

Houston designer Alan Gonzalez is using his talent for fashion to help senior citizens in need | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Houston designer Alan Gonzalez is using his talent for fashion to help senior citizens in need | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2

HOUSTON – When Houston designer Alan González stopped by our studio in January to show us his latest collection, he had no idea face masks would be one of the most sought-after items in 2020.

He's now making those masks with a new purpose and he shared with Houston Life details on these special designs.

González, who achieved national recognition after being part of the 18th season of Bravo’s competition series “Project Runway,” flew back from New York to be with his family in Houston during the pandemic, and started making masks at home with his mom.

“It started with just her and I making about a hundred, then the number grew. We did two hundred and now we’ve grown and we’re making about two thousand masks a week. So, we’ve been able to bring in a whole team to help out Alantude and get those masks out there for people,” said González, who is giving 100% of proceeds for these face masks to Meal on Wheels, a nonprofit that provides home-delivered meals to disable adults over 60 in the Houston and Galveston areas.

The masks are $15 each and the designs are limited edition.

“Everyone wants to help out, everyone wants to stay stylish and safe. This pandemic, if all goes well, it will go away, but fashion will always stay. I say, make it fashion,” said González, who has raised more than $4,000 to provide food for senior residents.


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