Designers

 
The 7 Breakout Latino Designers of 2012!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 12/27/2012 - 13:42

Well chicas, as we get ready to wrap up yet another year (farewell 2012), we began thinking about some of this year’s breakout Latin designers. C’mon, we definitely couldn’t finish the year without reminding you who made their grand entrance into the wonderful world of fashion, could we?


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Reef We Heart Guatemala
WATCH: Reef Brand Partners With Guatemalan Artisans
By Samantha Leal | 10/26/2012 - 14:00

Reef, the brand behind those cool surfer-inspired shoes and sandals, has partnered with Guatemalan artisans and workers in an inititative that brings together fashion and finance. The We Heart Collection is an ongoing collaboration between Reef's design team and workers from developing countries around the world. They incorporate their handmade crafts and items into a special selection of Reef product. The purpose? To provide a platform for the workers to grow their business, build strong communities and share their crafts with the world. 


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Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl's
First Look: Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl's
By Samantha Leal | 10/10/2012 - 14:00

Narciso Rodriguez is one of our favorite designers. So when we heard the Cuban fashion powerhouse was working on a collection for DesigNation for Kohl's, we were ecstatic. While the line doesn't drop until November 7 (mark those calendars!) we've got a sneak peak at the pieces that will be hitting the racks. Which piece will you be buying?


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Derek Lam Spring 2013 hair and beauty
WATCH: Behind-the-Scenes Beauty at Derek Lam
By Latina Staff | 09/20/2012 - 17:00

"Feminine and luxurious" described the beauty look at Derek Lam's Spring/Summer 2013 show for New York Fashion Week. With hair inspired by a modern, urban woman, this look is sleek and sophisticated. LeAura Luciano got a a peek behind-the-scenes at the show to give you the scoop. Watch the video below!


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Nicole Richie greets fans at David Jones in Australia in 2012
10 Latino Stars & Designers Bringing Fashion to the Masses
By Sugey Palomares | 08/27/2012 - 15:00

In case you missed the memo, our buying power is expected to increase to a whopping $2.1 trillion by 2015. That includes fashionistas looking for designer deals at every turn. It's no wonder why there are so many Latino designers and celebrities dropping clothing lines for department stores left and right! Check out the ones you should keep a look out for during your next shopping trip. 


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Mara Hoffman Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2012
Fashion Designer Mara Hoffman Talks About Her New Collection & Her Love of Arroz Con Pollo
By Nicole Forbis | 07/24/2012 - 19:00

Mara Hoffman’s Swimwear 2013 Fashion Show was anything but ordinary (especially with wolves howling in the background!).  The inspiration? “Desert Outlaw Gypsies” where Hoffman “toughens it up a bit” with bold prints, bold colors, and bold cuts galore.  We caught up with the designer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami where we got the inside scoop on her designs, her love life and raising her son in a Latin-American household.

So, we hear you partnered up with Hawaiian Tropic this season, what fueled this pairing?


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Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012
Fashion News: Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 Collection Gets Bolder Than Ever And More
By Sugey Palomares | 05/29/2012 - 13:00

- Count on Oscar de la Renta to create intricate designs that embody nature and ultimate femininity. The iconic designer recently displayed his new 2013 Spring Collection in a Bryant Park showroom, which was nothing less than spectacular. Models were seen in bold designs with electric color schemes and demure plaid prints. Some of them were even spotted rocking bright neon streaks in their hair. Would you try the edgy look for next spring?


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Francisco Costa for Macys
Francisco Costa Partners With Macy’s to Create Brazilian-Inspired Line
By Verky Arcos | 05/04/2012 - 12:22

Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director to the popular high-end fashion brand Calvin Klein collection, is the newest designer to jump on the “affordable” bandwagon. Known for his minimalistic and chic aesthetic, Costa will be teaming up with Macy’s to create a limited edition dress line. This will be Francisco’s first time creating a collection at this price point, with dresses ranging from $135-$180.


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Designer and model Camila Alves
5 Must-Haves From Camila Alves’ Handbag Collection MUXO
By Verky Arcos | 03/27/2012 - 16:08

Brazilian model and soon-to-be Mrs. McConaughey, Camila Alves, has teamed up with her mami, Fatima, to design and create a handbag collection, MUXO, for QVC that’s inspired by Alves’ experiences in both New York and Brazil. MUXO, meaning the “Goddess of the Water,” has the colors and materials from Alves’ native Brazil, but also offers the practicality of a bag that allows you to hustle and bustle in NY making for a bohemian yet stylish everyday bag.


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Actress Zoe Saldana wearing Narciso Rodriguez at the Star Trek DVD Release Party
Narciso Rodriguez: 5 Latinas Who Wore It Best
By Verky Arcos | 03/23/2012 - 13:10

At the 19th Annual Gala for El Museo Del Barrio on May 17th they’ll be honoring philanthropist Yaz Hernandez, Bacardi, and renowned designer Narciso Rodriguez. While we are proud of them all, we fashionistas are especially excited about the Cuban-American designer being honored for his outstanding career and loyalty to the organization.


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