Latin American Designers That Should Be On Your Radar | Clozette

From Carolina Herrera and Isabel Toledo to Oscar de la Renta and Manolo Blahnik, Latin America has produced notable fashion designers through the years. The vibrant aura, colourful patterns and lively looks that designers from this region are known for has been beloved the world over. If your fashion taste calls for exuberant styles, then you should definitely look out for collections from up-and-coming Latin American designers. Keep reading to get to know them.

Johanna Ortiz

While Johanna Ortiz is certainly a name known among the elite, her label has now gained mass international recognition after the announcement of her upcoming collaboration with H&M — joining the likes of Giambattista Valli and Karl Lagerfeld who both launched collections with the Swedish clothing retailer. She's most known for her unique and inventive floral patters and dramatic silhouettes that will surely catch the eye of any fashionista. 

The Mallarino sisters

Founded by the Mallarino sisters, who both live in Paris and their native Colombia, MALLARINO is a jewellery label that combines the sophisticated Parisian aesthetic with bold Colombian elements to create one-of-a-kind designs. All pieces are handmade in the Mallarino Mallarino workshops where trained Colombian craftsmen use a unique technique called filigree which is the hand-sewing of jewels using a gold thread.

Silvia Tcherassi

As a hotelier, interior designer and fashion designer, Silvia Tcherassi is a master of many trades. Her hotel, The Tcherassi Hotel + Spa in Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, is deemed as one of the most successful and beautiful in the area. Her fashion label? Thriving more than ever. Silvia Tcherassi pieces are sought after and known for its high-quality materials and vivid designs. The perfect picks for ladies who love donning playful gowns and dresses.

Juliana Ferreira and Maya Pope

Brazilian designer duo Juliana Ferreira and Maya Pope are the forces behind Isolda, a womenswear label popular for their bright, tropical-printed casual and beachwear. Most of their pieces use breathable fabrics like linen which is always a plus. 

Jessica Butrich

Love pop design elements in your shoes? You should check out Jessica Butrich's shoe label. From novelty heels to cutesy touches, Butrich's designs are all ambassadors of positivity and boldness. Their innovative and quirky collections will surely appeal to playful souls. Not to mention that the designs are so unique, you won't find it anywhere else. 

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Excited for the weekend? Us, too! Especially because we've got a lot of launches and exciting happenings to look forward to. From the release of the Harry Potter x Pandora collection to the opening of local pop-up spaces, here are the updates you shouldn't miss.

Harry Potter X Pandora collection is here

Harry Potter Pandora Collection

After launching the Pandora Me line with Millie Bobby Brown, the Danish jewellery brand is back again with another exciting collection. This time, they're collaborating with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for a capsule collection of 12 hand-finished products including charms, pendants, and a bracelet inspired by iconic characters and symbols from the Harry Potter films. We're particularly loving the cute Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley sterling silver charms and the elegant Golden Snitch pendant in Pandora Shine. For this collection, prices will start at SGD69/~USD50. Not bad, huh?

Pantene Miracles launches in Singapore

Pantene Miracles Singapore Launch

Pantene's first-ever treatment range is now in Singapore! This special hair care line first garnered popularity in Japan and has since become one of the most talked-about treatments in the region. Formulated with Pantene's 'Liposhot' which is a unique repairing ingredient with a high concentration of Pro-Vitamin B5, Pantene Miracles helps replenish damaged hair. To celebrate this launch, Pantene and Guardian Singapore partnered to unveil a grand atrium event at Knightsbridge Mall in Singapore from 30 November until 8 December. Anyone who visits the atrium will be treated to instant hairstyling with Pantene Miracles Treatments. You can also receive free product samples by participating in their games and programs. Do visit!

BLACKPINK to make a comeback in 2020

That's right, we can all expect a comeback from BLACKPINK this coming 2020! As reported by News1 Korea, the beloved girl group is preparing for the spotlight once again and will be releasing new songs (maybe even a full album?) soon. According to AllKpop, YG Entertainment also responded to the news by saying that although there's no exact date yet, the expected comeback is early next year and that the girls are currently busy with recording. Oh, yes!

Guardian x Olive Young K-Beauty Playhouse is now open

Guardian x Olive Young K-Beauty Playhouse

Not sure where to hang out this weekend? Get your girlfriends together and go see the newly opened K-Beauty Playhouse — an experiential and multi-sensory pop-up space at ION Orchard B4 Atrium. It will feature up-and-coming Korean beauty brands like BOTANIC HEAL boH, Bring Green, RoundAround and WAKEMAKE. It's open from 27 November to 3 December only, so make sure to visit soon. 

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