A graduate of the prestigious Parson School of Design in New York City, Jose’s career is distinguished by his association with some of the most prominent names in fashion today. After training with such industry leaders as Anne Klein and Ralph Lauren, he moved on to design for the renowned fashion houses of Emanuel Ungaro and Oscar de la Renta.
Jose’s introduction to the direct sales market came in 1999 when he accepted a position designing of the Worth Collection. Though convinced this way of selling held vast potential, Jose’s desire to return to his designer roots persisted. In 2003, the opportunity to marry the two interests became a reality when Jose joined a licensee of Bill Blass as Design Director. Then, in early 2006, Jose became the Design Director for BILL BLASS NEW YORK. Offering sophisticated sportswear for the modern woman, BILL BLASS NEW YORK is the first world renowned design label of offer a bridge collection sold exclusively through private trunk shows.