About This Show
Live2cre8 is An exploration, deconstruction and celebration of the creative process by industry leaders, pioneers and innovators in the creative arts with your host, Shane Almgren.
Some of the most creative minds on the planet - artists, musicians, inventors, painters, sculptors, artisans, magicians, choreographers, fashion designers, comedians, directors, producers and entertainers - discuss the process of creativity, and what inspires, motivates and drives them to creative excellence.
Hear their firsthand stories behind some of the most iconic artistry in our culture. Find out what lessons they've learned along the way, and what advice they have to share with others looking to follow in their footsteps. Discover the daily habits of those who've taken their creative passions to a professional level, and follow along as we discuss and dissect the right brain/left brain relationship.
Most Recent Episode
#023 Manny Cuevas: Fashion Designer to the Stars
6 days ago
Manny Cuevas was born into fashion design royalty. He began working with his father - the renown designer Manuel - at the age of 6, designing for and dressing everyone from American Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and both George Bushes - to music royalty such as Liberace, Johnny Cash, The Rat Pack Elite, John Lennon, Dolly Parton, Roy Rogers, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Jackson Five, David Lee Roth, Kid Rock, Jack White, and Kenny Chesney - to Hollywood icons like Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, and Sylvester Stallone, to name a few. After being approached in 2005 by Alan Tucker (who helped Calvin Klein create and launch "Calvin Klein") about creating a ready-to-wear line, Manny has developed into a global fashion force of his own. He's headlined fashioned weeks in New York and Mexico City, and his signature clothing line "Wear it Out by Manny" can be found in stores and boutiques around the globe. Manny designed the suit that Johnny Cash was laid to rest in. We cover a ton of cool topics in this extended episode including: • Getting started in his dad's shop at the age of 6 by digging leather scraps out of the trash and sewing them together • Working with Country Music elite like Johhny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Little Jimmy Dickens, Marty Robbins, and Porter Wagoner • Being bounced on the knees of Salvador Dali as a child • When major designer labels knock off your designs • Being mentored by Alan Tucker, co-creator of Calvin Klein • How taking big, unheard-of risks paid off in big ways headlining fashion weeks in New York and Mexico City • Working in the shadow of his father, Manuel, and the challenge of making a name for himself • Designing Bob Dylan's stage outfit for his concert in front of the Pope at the Vatican • A run-in with Sylvester Stallone as a kid • Learning lessons about how a man should talk to a woman by watching Ronald speak to Nancy Reagan • And SO much more!