Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is one of the most famous and personal designers in the Spanish and international fashion scene designers. Her bold and colorful creative universe reflects a point of view full of love, humor and optimism and conveys a concept of life focused on the smallest details and a world composed of vitality. With this unique combination of elements, she infuses a very organic and distinctive personality in all her artworks: textiles, furniture, crockery, technology, childcare, etc.
Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1960, at the crux of the Pop Art movement, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada was inspired by this vibrant, artistic mood of the era. She invoked this splash of pop onto her first collection which debuted in 1980 in her hometown of Madrid. Her creative designs spurred an instant success and went on to showcase on the catwalks of major fashion capitals of the world, including Paris and Milán, leading Ruiz de la Prada to open her atelier in 1982 in Madrid.
Benito Santos Ramirez
Born and raised in Tepehuaje Morelos Jalisco, Benito Santos studied medicine at the University of Guadalajara and later on Fashion design in Lanspiac Institute of Guadalajara. His fashion career started at an early age as he excelled in drawing, he started with cartoons and slowly evolved to fashion sketches and illustrations. Further in his career Benito decided to pursue his dream and translate his creativity and talent into couture night gowns.
Benito debuted his work as a Fashion designer in Intermoda, the most important fashion event in Mexico. After only 6 years of launching his own brand Benito has taken on an important role in the Mexican fashion world because he has become the go –to designer for women who love feminine dresses filled with glamour and exquisite detail. Benito has become a fashion icon known for his innovative way of utilizing patterns and hand embroidery in all his dresses.
He is well known world-wide due to his red dress that Ximena Navarrete wore as she received the crown for Miss Universe in 2010. Benito Santos is not only this pageant queen’s head designer; he also dresses important personalities in society, politics and entertainment in Mexico. Read More..
First making his mark at Premio Lo Nuestro Awards dressing his very first Latin celebrity icon Ninel Conde that gained him confidence and international recognition in the fashion world. Now he’s more mature and comfortable expanding into his 4th collection that he will be debuting this upcoming NYFW Fall/Winter 2016.
Born and raised in North Hollywood, CA, early into his young age Willfredo was always interested and involved with fashion. Style and presentation was a main component of his upbringing that filtered into his career. After attending several performing arts schools in Southern California and Sarasota Opera House, he started to migrate from performing arts and immerse himself into fashion. He moved to New York where he worked in retail and stumbled into designing bridal gowns for high-end clients, and embraced his love for designing couture.
He opened his first showroom in Los Angeles, CA and created his first collection named Old Hollywood Glamour, constructed to compliment the silhouette and the lines of a woman’s body, a running theme of all the gowns he designs. After months of work and persistence his dresses had caught wind of international celebrities such as Marjorie De Sousa, Chiquis Rivera and were featured in such publications as Elle Bulgaria, Runway Magazine featuring Nancy O’Dell, and People en Español.
Since then he has gained status as head designer for Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015 & 2016 and seen his looks all across red carpet events such as the Golden Globes, Emmys, People’s Choice Awards, Latin Grammys, Latin Billboards, & Premio Juventud. With Chicago, Miami, and LA Fashion week under his belt, Gerardo is prepared for New York.
Willfredo now resides in Miami, FL currently expanding his couture line. Ninel Conde, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Alejandra Espinoza, and Daphnie Joy are known to be a few of Gerardo’s star studded client list.
Nidal is one of the greatest couturiers operating in Venezuela. Has a formal education as an architect. With more than 30 years working for the most famous personalities of the media, he belongs to a generation of prolific designers in prêt-á-porter and haute couture, also with previous experience creating/directing fashion design schools making a path for the new seeds. In the last twenty years has taken the drive of fashion and printed the creative features of our region since the creation of his firm NIDAL DESIGNER, with a middle eastern roots and latin culture that show ups on every creation.
His firm is synonymous with refinement and originality. Each of his clothes is a sign of fantasy that women wear with flaunt. The ideal for someone who likes to dazzle, his fantastic creations of clothing never go unnoticed. That unique style made him winner of several fashion awards by the organization Miss Venezuela and others. His harmonized execution of the designs has led it to be chosen as a designer for beauty queens from multiple countries and beauty pageants.
Not leaving a side the social and pro industry work, creates (ACMOV) ASSOCIATION OF FASHION CREATORS OF VENEZUELA in the 2011, supporting the develop, projection and divulgation of the fashion industry in the country.
It is a small, refined man. Develops a concept of fashion (classic yet modern) is not just for the female sphere. Nidal has also been concerned about designing clothing lines for men, and in that sense, their proposals have been widely accepted due to the accurate picture of edgy man.
Joel Reyes Maria nacio el 17 de junio en la ciudad de santo domingo
desarrollando a muy temprana edad su talento en la industria de la alta costura y el diseño de modas. Se graduo de la academia de modas de la diseñadora
Adolfina Lluberes en el 2007. Numerosas figuras publicas escogen sus diseños
a la hora de las grandes galas entre ellas : Sarodj Bertin, yubelkis peralta, Carorile Aquino, Jenny Blanco entre otras grandes figuras de los medios de
comunicacion y ambiente artistico nacional e internacional.
Sus diseños han desfilado en las mas grandes pasarelas y alfombras nacionales e internacionales, tales como: Golden Globe, Latin Grammy, Cannes Festival
Films, uptown Fashion Week, Heat Awards, Oscar, y Premios Soberano.
New York City
Originally from Lima, Peru, Augustro Manzanares moved to New York in 2005 to realize his dream and passion for fashion and design. With a creative personality since he was very young, everything he creates has an eclectic mix of influences from his Latin background and his love for High Fashion. Starting as a child designing clothing for Barbie dolls, he has concentrated the last 10 years in women’s-wear designs and has elevated to become Assistant Designer for the design duo The Blonds. It was with this opportunity that he has made a name for himself in the NY fashion scene and decided to take his career to the next level at Uptown Fashion Week. His pieces can be found exclusively at Patricia Field in NY and include dresses, corsets, masks, and headpieces.