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Latin American Designers That Should Be On Your Radar

The region's finest

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. 

(Cover photo from: @jessicabutrich)

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