Alan Gonzalez was born in Mexico and immigrated to Houston with his family when he was three years old. His father was deported when Alan was 15, leaving his mother a single parent of two in America. In high school, he started to develop an interest in fashion, and he designed his best friend’s prom dress. Knowing he wanted to pursue a career in fashion, he earned his Associate Degree at Houston Community College and then started working to make his dream become a reality.
He now designs his line, Alantude, full-time out of a small studio in downtown Houston. When he is not busy in the studio, he is passionate about his faith and works as a youth minister. His line is inspired by strong women with the most inspiration coming from his mother, the strongest woman he knows. Alantude is a mix of clean lines and pops of color, just enough to draw the right amount of attention to his customer. His ultimate goal is to become a household name and to empower women everywhere. He has shown his collections in Austin Fashion Week 2019, Fashion X Houston 2016-2018, Fashion X Dallas, and Fashion HTX.