After conquering New York Fashion Week in the spring of 2017, breakout fashion designer
Matt Sarafa has his sights set on the capital of the fashion world, Paris. Debuting his new line “ROLEPLAY” on Saturday, September 30TH during Paris Fashion Week, at the Hotel d’Evreux, Matt is ready to reignite the industry with his new high-end line. At 19-years-old, Matt is one of the youngest designers to ever show at the illustrious Paris Fashion Week. Never one to be limit himself, Matt is already known as an accomplished young designer, and entrepreneur for creating his clothing line “Hot Me$$,” as well as his jewelry and clothing line “FAKE.”
Matt’s newest designs for “ROLEPLAY” will blur the lines between ready-to-wear pieces, mixed with different textures, and high-end couture. The remarkably talented young designer has drawn inspiration from every aspect of his life. Holding true to his belief that fashion is for everyone and knows no gender, “ROLEPLAY” will continue to show Matt’s talent for creating beautiful pieces of clothing that will give his wearers confidence to be who they are. The fun spring collection features many bright and fun pastel colors including baby blue, millennial baby pink and more. Created for both women and men, “ROLEPLAY” features pieces that are unlike anything his has shown before, that will once again show how gifted Matt is when it comes to creating for the world of fashion.
Not only debuting a new line at Paris Fashion Week this year, Matt continues to grow his online store with the world-wide release of his “FAKE” collection that will be made available on MattSarafa.com later this fall. Debuting in the spring of 2017 at New York Fashion Week, “FAKE” is Matt’s take on high-end, ready-to-wear street fashion. Along with the clothes for the line, Matt released an exclusive jewelry line that has continued to flourish, and sell out on his website. The line includes rings, knuckle rings, necklaces, chokers, hand chains, and more.
Growing up in Manhattan Beach, California, Matt always had an artistic side and was passionate about drawing and painting since he was a child. After binge watching an entire season of “Project Runway” with his mother at the age of 7, he knew fashion was his true calling. He then learned how to hand sew from his grandmother and eventually began taking classes to perfect his technique. Growing up in the age of YouTube, Matt started his own channel which features makeup tutorials and fashion tips and advice, which is watched by thousands of budding fashionistas looking for a little help and inspiration. This caught the attention of producers for “Project Runway: Threads,” which aired in 2014. A fan favorite on that show, Sarafa was a no-brainer choice for producers when the networks newest show “Project Runway Juniors” aired in October of 2015.
When Matt isn’t busy launching his new clothing line, building his fashion empire, or spending time studying as a sophomore at UCLA, Matt loves giving back working with charities such as Life World, Children’s Hospital LA and the Pink Lotus Foundation.