FDLA NYFW SS/2022  DESIGNERS

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Honorary President of FDLA | International Guest.

 

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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Custo Barcelona

Spain | International Guest.

Custo Barcelona fue creada a principios de los años 80 por los hermanos

Dalmau,Custo y David, tras un largo viaje que les llevó alrededor 

del mundo. En su camino descubrieron no solo nuevos paisajes

sino también las más  variadas manifestaciones artísticas, culturales y filosóficas. 

Una de las cosas que más llamó su atención fue el estilo de California,

expresado en el look de los surferos que vivían en el sur del estado, así como la psicodelia de la parte norte. 

 

La innovadora moda llena de color que encontraron allí les impresionó, especialmente un estilo de camisetas que no existía en 

España en aquella época. En la actualidad, se puede decir que Custo Barcelona 

existe como un estilo en sí mismo que en cierta medida sugiere una manera concreta de ver la vida. Una manera de ver la vida.

En junio de 2019, Custo Barcelona firmó un acuerdo de licencia

con Velmar S.p.A., propiedad de AEFFE S.p.A., para la expansión internacional

de la marca. El acuerdo abarca la producción y distribución a nivel mundial de

las colecciones de hombre, mujer, marroquinería, calzado y accesorios.

Los hermanos Dalmau seguirán siendo los responsables creativos de la firma al frente de un equipo de jóvenes diseñadores.

 

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Glenkora Comte

Ecuador | Ecoligical Designer | FDLA Digital Fashion Film Series SS/2022

Glenkora Comte is an Ecuadorian designer based in Washington, D.C. 

She has 14 years of experience in fashion design, with an emphasis on ecological sustainability and fair trade.

 

Born in Guayaquil-Ecuador, Glenkora is considered one of today’s most innovative ecological designers, encouraging sustainable fashion worldwide.

She launched her design career in Quito with the Ritual Fashion Event in 2007.

In 2008 she created “Fashion on the Dance Floor,” a unique fashion show concept combining fashion and music for Converse in Ecuador.

In 2009 she founded ARI, the Ecological Design Association of which she is currently president. Based in Quito, ARI reflects Comte’s longstanding commitment to help women through design. Her leadership has led her to life-changing collaborations with associations of artisans, women weavers, institutes and universities.

 

In 2009, she was invited to participate in the United Nation's “International Year of Natural Fibers.” In 2009 Comte also created the Young Entrepreneur’s Contest, “Designing the Future” with 47 students from institutes and universities. Through this and other initiatives, she spawned a new generation of ecological designers in Quito, Ecuador. She has partnered with the city of Quito’s Municipal Government to obtain venues, including the Museum of the City and other historic sites where she coordinated fashion shows and cultural events.

In 2012, Glenkora represented Ecuador through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the MIAMI BEACH INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK with her “Ecuador Loves Life” (Ecuador Ama la Vida) collection. Her collection fused hand-loomed artisanal fabrics combined with Lenzing’s TENCEL. She also featured footwear made with recycled techniques and Tagua accessories with her collection, which was showcased on Fashion TV.

Today, Glenkora is internationally recognized as a pioneer among modern designers for  blending ecologically sustainable fabrics (such as Lenzing) with artisanal fabrics to create unique and timeless pieces.

Yirko Sivirich

Peru | FDLA - Rising Star in Fashion 2020 - Documental

Peruvian fashion designer and ambassador
of the Peru Brand. Chosen in 2014 as a guest designer to attend the CaliExposhow. His collection "Sierra" was the winner of the Barrington Award for the best collection at LIFWeek 2015. Winner of the award for best collection awarded by the renowned Marangoni Institute at LIFWeek 2017 with his collection "Jatun Runa", inspired by Peruvian symbols.

 

The only Peruvian designer who represented Peru at Miami Fashion Week 2017.

He presented his designs at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Yirko Sivirich has participated in more than 15 international parades in cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Cali, Córdoba, Managua, Bangkok, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, etc.

 

Yirko Sivirich has dressed characters like J Balvin, Antonio Banderas, Nicholas Hoult, Leslie Grace, Gianmarco, Luis Fonsi, Valeria Piazza, etc.

 

Dante- Luxury Footwear 

Mexico

 

We are a Luxury Mexican footwear Company, which was born in November 2016 with the Fall '16 collection for men and women. Our product is 100% leather including materials, with imported and handcrafted finishes, giving an added value to the product so that our customers find their match. Each collection is designed according to the trends of every season, offering themarket a luxury shoe with personality and full of details. We want to publicize the workforce that characterize us as a creative Mexican company. 

Our product is the result of work of an incredible team and the wonderful artisan hands that collaborate together.

The combination of material selection and continuous improvement in our processes, allows us to offer a high quality product and exceptional service. We build dreams and we show what Mexico is made of: creativity & passion.

Our Mission is to represent worldwide the perfection and strength of Mexican art through the elaboration of our manufacture.

 

Our Vision is to be a Mexican brand that transmits love for fashion and crafts, through individual experiences

 

Our Values: Respect · Commitment · Excellence · Innovation

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Samantha Telfair - the MERGER brand

Puerto Rico

 

Samantha Telfair -Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, NYC has made the move to the west coast,  hitting the fashion pavement as Designer and Creative Director of theMERGER.NYC.   

 

Samantha started her career in fashion as a wardrobe stylist dressing celebrities

for red carpet appearances, editorial photoshoots, media appearances and music videos.  Today she is creative director and designer of her own luxury contemporary brand, theMERGER.   

 

The vibe of the theMERGER.NYC is true to the name, merging Uptown and Downtown NYC energy with city chic ready-to-wear designed with function and versatility combining Uptown and Downtown NYC vibes .  Samantha also creative directs and consults other emerging designers in product development, providing end-to-end artistic direction from initial concept to final product.   In between juggling her growing brand and business demands she manages to gracefully single handedly raise two teenage children.

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Jose Ventura

Dominican Republic

 

Jose Ventura was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At the age of 15 Jose moved to the United States and later studied biology and politics in Southern Germany. Ventura joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve to serve and give back to a community that afforded him and his family so many opportunities.

 

While serving in the US Military, Jose continued and ultimately completed his studies in politics and human behavior. Jose’s true passion was in fashion, and he spent some time experimenting with various techniques and began teaching himself the trade. Ultimately, he decided to assemble a portfolio and applied to Parsons School of Design in New York where he was accepted and recently completed his coursework.

 

Jose has a passion for luxury and wanted to be exposed to all aspects of the industry before launching his own brand. He worked in luxury sales at Tourneau and four months later he was named the ambassador of the renowned timepiece and fine jewelry company Cartier New York.

 

He quickly became the top sales associate and his passion for luxury really showed through his loyal customer base. During his time at Cartier his desire for luxury fashion grew even more. The way diamonds are cut and the fine detail that goes into these hand-made luxury pieces began to inspire a design concept he calls soft and hard. The inspiration of soft and hard was born from the exposure of seeing production of fine jewelry and how such strong medals are melted to provide a soft and elegant esthetic.

 

He started to work with knits and the use of unconventional materials to hand knit and weave fabrics. Mr. Ventura’s capstone graduation collection from Parsons School of Design was immersed in this idea of soft and hard that inspired him throughout his work and studies. The collection was made of knit fabrics made by him of industrial cords which provided the illusion of softness and comfort, metallic brocades and silk organza fabrics. Ventura completed an internship at 3.1 Phillip Lim as a technical designer which really inspired him to start his own company.

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Paris Rodriguez

Colombia

In 2008 Ms. Rodríguez entered the fashion industry paying special attention to the production of women’s clothing. With the experience and confidence acquired at the beginning of her career while working in Miami, New York, Dubai, Bogotá, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, she founded her brands: Bilbao, Mar de Dios, as well as the recent launch of Paris Rodríguez.

 

These fashion companies specialize in active wear, sportswear, swimwear, resort, accessories, and home décor, for the contemporary woman.

Ms. Rodríguez is committed to meeting the lifestyle needs of diverse women everywhere. Through her efforts, she has forged a path of recognition and expansion into international markets. Currently her designs maintain a presence in Dubai, México, USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, among others, as a result of the commitment, the work, and the quality of the brands.

 

Her greatest pledge to women emerged with the creation of the Mar de Dios Foundation in 2019, whose mission is to provide women, the tools necessary for strengthened spirit, through training and education.

 

We are a Colombian fashion company with distributors in Spain, the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central and South America.

 

Our fashion group consists of three brands: Bilbao
Active Wear, Mar de Dios, and Paris Rodríguez, all sold through distributors or online. Our journey began in 2010 when founder and CEO, Paris Rodríguez, joined the fashion world crafting women’s clothing.

 

Thanks to our CEO, from that point forward, the scope and range of the company have evolved. During this growth, we have not lost sight that our clients, who demand high-quality fashions, fair pricing, original design, optimal production, as well as sales, both in stores and online, are at the
heart of everything we do.

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Indira & Isidro - Jewelry Brand

Mexico

 

INDIRA & ISIDRO are a brand of Mexican artisan jewelry.

 

Indira and Isidro met in 2002 in Los Cabos Baja California Sur,

Isidro with 34 years of experience in the world of jewelry, began working in Cancun, Quintana Roo in 1985, learning different techniques, under the tutelage of the Teachers Míguel Canto, Felipe Dominguez, Plácido Hernández and Manuel Sánchez.

 

Indira, who graduated from a law degree, venturing into the world of jewelry in 2010, with her brand INDIRA GEMS, inspired by the pre-Hispanic culture of B.C.S. In 2017 they decided to merge and form the INDIRA & ISIDRO brand with a collection of idiosyncratic pieces using natural elements.

 

The brand currently have a jewelry store that bears our name Indira & Isidro Jewelry Designers in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur in Mexico,

where they have more than 1000 pieces on display.

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Yas Gonzalez

Cuba

 

Yas González (Havana, December 17, 1984) is a fashion designer, journalist and businesswoman of Cuban origin based in the United States.

 

Her company "House of Yas" has produced pieces for artists such as Alejandro Sanz, La India, Diana Fuentes and the duo Gente de Zona. She has also been in charge of making costumes for music videos of Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. She is recognized as the first Cuban to have presented her work in Paris Fashion Week.

At the age of six he moved to the United States, specifically to Miami, where he made a professional career in the specialty of journalism, communications, and voice over with a career in which his publication Hit Magazine, an entertainment magazine, stands out.

In the midst of this performance, he discovered that his greatest passion was fashion and the way to interpret it, so he decided to study Design and Fashion at the Miami University of Art and Design. Period in which he managed to capture the attention of the industry with a suggestive line of swimwear.

The House of Yas designs are committed to a common discourse: the purest Cuban identity, capturing the attention of the media and consumers with their creations.

Yas González has dressed artists and celebrities such as Diana Fuentes, Alejandro Sanz, Descemer Bueno, Malú Trevejo, Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, Jennifer López, Leslie Cartaya, Oscar Pzysk, Jon Secada, Gente de Zona, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, María Conchita Alonso, Michelle Obama, the Princess of Dubai Hend Faisal Al Qassemi, among others.

Dayana Leon

Venezuela

DAYANA LEÓN; Nació en Caracas, el 03 de octubre de 1.977, bajo el signo de Libra, de nacionalidad venezolana – española.  Estudio Derecho y modelaje, pero su pasión era el mundo del diseño y arte.

 

En el año 2004 lanzo su propia línea de ropa Prêt-a -Porter conocida como DAYANA LEON By Ms Xisty (Eme Ese Xisty) ofreciendo feminidad, elegancia, frescura y sobriedad a la mujer de hoy. Sus mas recientes colecciones han sido presentadas dentro de eventos y pasarelas internacionales como FDLA Miami Art Basel, Barranquilla Fashion Week entre otras plataformas.

 

Su nueva coleccion que lleva de nombre Attraction 2020 sera prensentada en la plataforma digital FDLA Durante la semana de la moda de Nueva York. NYFW SS/2021

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Leti Faviani

Chile - FDLA Digital Fashion Film Series SS/2022

 

A brand full of attitude ...
Leti Faviani, Venezuelan and image consultant based in Chile a country that she treasures as her own and where she launched her dream of Life To Go By Leti.

 

With a facet of a business woman as a technology business advisor for 5 years,

Leti began her design and clothing brand few years ago. Her passion for fashion and good dressing was born together with her designer friends in Venezuela,

where she looked closely at her work plus the admiration for years of iconic Venezuelan talents in the fashion world, such as Carolina Herrera, Angel Sánchez and Nicolas Felizola.


To Go By Leti started  at the beginning of 2018, in a small showroom located in the city of Santiago de Chile, at an iconic design neighborhood called ̈Barrio Italia

with a proposal of transformed and intervened pieces. In April of the same year To Go By Leti makes its official launch in the most important fashion event in Chile, the catwalk of the Santiago Fashion Week; her collection marked a great trend between color and elegance. From there, the brand begins to dress Chilean television personalities and distinguished personalities of the Chilean Government.

Giannina Azar

Dominican Republic - FDLA Digital Fashion Film Series SS/2022

Desde Thalía hasta Jennifer López, los vestidos de Giannina Azar se han paseado por las importantes pasarelas del mundo de espéctaculo.

La diseñadora Giannina Azar llegó a la moda por instinto, atraída por los saris que vestían sus tías, por las telas sedosas que cubrían sus cuerpos y por las piedras que adornaban aquellas túnicas, que todavía le sirven de fuente de inspiración.

Desde pequeña -esta hija de padre libanés y madre dominicana- sintió una pulsión por el diseño, por crear y recrear con las manos. A los 4 años, en unas vacaciones a Puerto Rico, se perdió en una tienda en la capital, San Juan. Su mamá la encontró detrás de un mostrador “quitándole las piedritas a un traje” para entender cómo se zurcían al vestido.

 

La hija de una secretaria ejecutiva y de un hacendado, estudió en el Instituto Mercy Jácquez de Santo Domingo. Luego cursó estudios en una escuela de diseño ligada a la prestigiosa Parsons School of Design de Nueva York. También ostenta títulos como diseñadora gráfica publicitaria y como decoradora de interiores.

 

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Rosita Hurtado

Bolivia

Born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the enterprising woman traveled in 1982 to Paris France to study fashion design at the Dominique school, then studied at Yocanda Atelier in Porto Alegre Brazil. From there she moved to London England to study patterning Industrial and ends an Associate of Fashion Designer at the Art Istitute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA.

 

Her collections have been presented in different international places and has shared catwalks with great designers such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Tommy Hillfiiger, Alexandre Mac Queen at New York Fashion Week in 2004, She has also presented her collections in Paris Pret a porte, Fashion Week of the Americas, Texvecal in Santiago de Chile, Puerto Rico Fashion Week, Ecua moda, Los Angeles Fashion Week, Bolivia Fashion Parade organized by (Together in the world) and as a special guest Queen Sofia Of Spain in Palma de Mallorca. Her most recent collections have been seen in the FDLA platform for the past few years.

 

Three times presented her fashion at the UNESCO in Paris, France and received in Ecuador at the Golden Needle Award .. In 2009 was recognized by the Univision chain as one of seven Heroes of the Planet with its Ecological line. "For two years I created the Ixoye line, a casual urban fashion with cultural purpose which is being recognized worldwide for its originality, to show the world through the clothing Latin American culture." Said Rosita Hurtado.

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Idol Jose 

Venezuela

 

Idol Jose is a Fashion brand created by Idol Hernandez and Juan Francisco Cabello both from Venezuela and doctors by profession.

 

They have joined forces and talent since 2016 to create a clothing brand that combines the avant-garde with high fashion, aiming to make exclusive suits under an artesanal vision with modern tailoring techniques of high ethnic value and socio-cultural impact.