FW18 DESIGNERS

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Spain | FDLA special guest designer.

 

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.

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Nidal Nouaihed

Venezuela

 

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.

Miguel Chong

Honduras

Miguel Chong, born and rasied in Honduras. A fashion designer of haute couture and "ready-to-wear". With a trajectory of 27 years, it has stepped progressively to position itself in the national and international market as a renowned designer, working with great personalities of fashion and Honduran society. For his designs and career, he has been invited to participate in national and international catwalks such as Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Malaysia, among others, to represent Honduras.A fashion designer of haute couture and "ready-to-wear". With a trajectory of 27 years, it has stepped progressively to position itself in the national and international market as a renowned designer, working with great personalities of fashion and Honduran society. For his designs and career, he has been invited to participate in national and international catwalks such as Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Malaysia, among others, to represent Honduras.

 

Benito Santos 

Mexico

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..

 

Carlos Sierra

Venezuela 

Carlos Sierra was born in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1978, since his childhood he lived among fabrics, from an early age he began working for a textile company, this learns to identify by name each textile and texture. At 17 years old he began his academic training as a fashion designer at the Institute Monsignor of Talavera in the city of Maracaibo, where he qualified fashion designer, in training acquire the skills, technical and professional domain in Fashion design and manufacture. Upon completion of his career participating in different courses at the Fashion Design, in turn organizes workshops taught by Carlos Sierra in textile. In 2000 his young age opens fashion house Desing Carlos Sierra, CA, founded by the same Carlos fruit of their dreams, the same year launched its first collection which is displayed in the Lia Bermudez Arts Center in Maracaibo, from there moved to Caracas in Venezuela Fashion dresses, high-scale event in Venezuela, the collection ends its run El Salvador where Carlos Sierra gets the honor as nobel Designer.

Fernando Alberto

Honduras 

He established in Los Angeles, he is considered one of the Honduran designers most imminent, representing the third generation of designers, continues with the legacy of his family in the luxury garments, which flow effortlessly
with each movement.Fernando Alberto has an incredible knowledge and appreciation for the high fashion, and infuses in its garments a great elegance, creativity and quality The beauty of its embroidery and clothing crafts transform
their luxurious fabrics into unique designs and exceptional, always capturing the essence of modern women in its prêt-à-porter and girlfriend collections.
Among the celebrities who choose him are, Joy, Belinda, Paulina Rubio, Ana Claudia Talancón, Fernanda Castillo, Aislinn Derbez, Paty Cantu, Carmen Villalobos, María Josee and Marisol Gonzaalez.
His fashion career is inspired by honesty, family and philanthropic search.

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Marianla Balbi  of Cuarto Colorado Brand

Argentina 

Marianela Balbi is a Graphic Designer and the founder of Cuarto Colorado. Passionate about fashion and art and in search of continuous professional growth, she decided to use her graphic knowledge, both technical and creative as well as technological, in fashion. She obtained ¨Sello del Buen Diseño Argentino¨ awarded by Ministry of Industry and was the winner of ¨Buenos Aires Emprende¨ in Argentina.

Cuarto Colorado is a clothing and accessories brand with a new fashion proposal for rainy days: "to flood the city with art, colour and design with innovative outfits that set a trend for rainy days". These products have a high added value due to the exclusivity and diversity in the design of their prints.

Cuarto Colorado's mission is "to change the color of a gray days". Its designs were exhibited in prestigious fairs as well as national and international fashion shows such as Rooms Fashion Fair in Tokyo, Japan, Colombia Moda, Miami Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, Buenos Aires Moda Look, Pinamar Moda Look, among others. In 2017, the brand was launched in the United States as part of its international expansion strategy.

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Humanoide Switzerland

HUMANOÏDE one of FDLA emergent brand ( Special Guest from Montreux Moda)


HUMANOÏDE is a Swiss brand of ready-to-wear clothing which aligns itself with
the trends of the most popular brands and new generations meanwhile
imposing its own style, its own design. That style is a pure merge of modernity,
elegance and a bit transgressive.
The brand’s targeted customers are wealthy women free of complexes. By its
play of flowing materials and transparency, the brand has an inventive and
contemporary fashion approach.
HUMANOÏDE is the story of a young Swiss stylist of 21 years old- a bit adventurous
daring to display her style and creativity through her models.
During her studies in styling and modelling in Lausanne, accidently her friend
from her class suggests her to take part in a competition for young stylists:
Montreux Moda (Switzerland). Together they decide to participate and present
a collection. With an honourable 3rd place, the young stylist realizes that the
touch of her pencil and her design qualities are being appreciated. So, her
passion-design and fashion- takes a whole new scope and she decides to
launch and create the brand HUMANOÏDE at the end of 2016 standing on her
own feet.
Throughout meetings and opportunities, the brand nicely sets up. The previous
spring a new collection is being presented in Lausanne (Switerland) following
the Cannes film festival in France where few personalities choose to wear a
HUMANOÏDE dress to walk up the famous steps.
 

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Carlos Benguigui

Spain | FDLA special guest designer.

Carlos Benguigui was born in Melilla, Spain. Resides and works in Venezuela designing masculine and feminine fashion.

 

His proposals mix the classic with the avant-garde making an amalgam with the international trends and his style placing everything that makes his particular stamp.

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Calala by Belgica Suarez

Nicaragua Brand

Calala represents today’s woman:

A successful, self-confident woman, with a wardrobe that reflects  her achievements as well as those to come.

Calala´s main objective make women feel comfortable, elegant, capable, fashionable, fresh and radiant in her day to day, making sure the finishing touches in each one of the garments meet the expectations and have the quality of the strong, empowered woman of today.

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Giselle Matamala

Honduras/Chile

Giselle was born in San Fernando Chile, 

but since very little she has lived in different 

countries like Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and her actual home now Honduras, reason why her designs reflect a mixture of different cultures. 

She studied Design at the DUOC de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 

and at the School of Fashion Design Carmen Müller of Chile. Her collections have been presented in different countries like Chile, Guatemala, Panama, Dominican 

Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Paris Workshop (2011), has also participated at

the World Fashion Week 2014 in Paris. One of her designs was selected to form 

part of the exhibition “WOMAN THAT CHANGE THE WORLD” that took place in 

2016 at the Museum of Clothing, Madrid Spain. She was named by the 

ECONOMIST Magazine as one the most powerful Women in the Region for her 

designs that cause influence in the fashion.  She dressed the first Honduran to 

ever win the Ecuatorian Pageant event “Reinado del Banano”. Her designs have 

been selected in 2 different Red Carpet event at the Latin Grammy as the top 

10 best dressed having been used by Maria Teresa Interiano. TV Presenter of 

Despierta America of UNIVISION. 

Giselle Matamal's secret ingredient is her risky way of mixing different fabrics, 

textures, colors and forms which has made it her personal seal during all this 

years.

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