Elevate Your Fashion With These Latino Fashion Designers
Spring is upon us and so is a brand new fashion season. If you’re looking to update your inspo feed or just searching for some new Latino creatives to support, we’ve got you. From the famous to the newly blossoming, don’t think Latinos aren’t creating masterpieces that reflect and contribute to our culture.
Oscar de la Renta
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There isn’t a soul on this planet that hasn’t revered Oscar de la Renta’s designs. The Dominican’s work has been modeled by Kerry Washington, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.
Isabella Springmühl Tejada
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Guatemalan Tejada is inspiring us all with her “Down to Xjabelle” fashion line. Tejada has Down syndrome and was at first rejected from design school for this reason. After persisting, her work has since been featured at London Fashion Week.
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Lazaro Hernandez was born in Miami to Cuban parents. After he graduated from Parson’s School of Design, his entire senior thesis was bought by Barneys New York.
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Venezolano Sanchez has given us both casual wear and bridal wear. His foundation for design is based on his previous career as an architect.
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Herrera is the biggest name in Venezuela, and likely all of Latin America. Her style was first celebrated back when she was in the public eye as Emilio Pucci’s publicist. Her clothing is the definition of elegance.
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Azar is a Dominican-Lebanese breakout designer who already has the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Thalia on her client list. Think sequins and leggy J-Lo ready costumes.
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Puerto Rican designer Alfaro has been in the fashion industry since the 1950s, so you may recognize her name in department stores. Here you can see her adjusting the dress used for Bellas Artes de San Juan’s Beauty & the Beast performance.
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Uruguayan Hearst is giving us all the chic accessories we need. Peep this Cashmere Gauze Ravenna Dress and Reeves Velvet Sandal featured in Harpers Bazaar.
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Sofia Vergara and Renata Black came together to give us all this high quality, highly inclusive seamless underwear brand. Plus, paying $16 a month for fresh underwear delivered to your door also feels pretty accessible.
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Cuban New Yorker Lazaro has given us all our favorite dresses we’ve shipped on Say Yes to the Dress. His bridal collection is masterful and elegant.
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Guadalajara born Jimenez is known for his fairytale motif in all his work. His wedding line makes every bride feel like an untouchable Queen.
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Given to us by Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero, Selva Negra prides itself in bringing Latino vibrancy mainstream without compromising production ethics.
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Chile based designer Cornejo is all about women owned businesses. That’s why she emphasizes her brand as “designed by women for women.” We hope that means comfort.
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Colombia-born Ackermann is best known for his textured designs rich in deep, vibrant colors. Award-winning Ackermann is in high demand, with the likes of Chanel and Dior fighting to attain his creative expertise.
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Cuban-American Rodriguez worked for Calvin Klein before making his own name for himself. Rodriguez gifts us both garments and fragrance.
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Brazilian born Bonaldi is a brand that was created from high demand. As people started asking for custom made gowns, she launched the PatBO brand. Bonaldi is also charitable. She’s opened the Patricia Bonaldi School of Embroidery to help support other families.
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Tcherassi was born and raised in Colombia. After building her empire in fashion, Tcherassi has gone on to open a hotel and spa in Cartagena.
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This Cuban-Mexican designer has given us many red carpet looks at Latin Billboard shows. He’s even been featured in Miami Swim Week on several occasions.
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Belize-born Stirm has found success in fashion before but felt she had a responsibility to the environment. She closed her old company and created TWIG & PEARL, which uses at least 75 percent natural materials in each of its artisan-crafted products.
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You’ve likely seen Colombian Gonzalez’s luxury handbags at Saks Fifth. No matter how big her brand gets, however, she keeps the production rooted in her home community. All bags are created in her native city.