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.
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.