The Top 5 Latino Designers We’re Most Looking Forward to at NYFW

New York Fashion Week is here, and that means a slew of designers are showing off their fabulous clothes, shoes and accessories to the fashion-hungry masses. And while there is some amazing talent out there, there are Latino notables who have proven they’ve got the looks to drive shoppers (and editors, and buyers…) crazy. Here are the top 5 Latino designers who will be making the big splash at NYFW this year:

1. designers 01 Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

For decades, Venezuelan Herrera has been making women feel beautiful with her amazing designs. Often referred to as “Fashions First Lady”, Herrera was named the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004 and honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. We can’t see what she has in store for Spring/Summer 2014!

2. designers 02 Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona

Known for their printed tops and graphic designs, the Dalmau brothers (Custo and David) have made their way in fashion for a number of years and will be taking the stage this fall to debut their newest line.

3. designers 03 Czar by Cesar Galindo

Czar by Cesar Galindo

Cesar began his career in fashion designing corsets and period costumes for The Miami City Ballet, and then for The Houston Grand Opera in his hometown. Known for exquisite gowns and dresses with impeccable detailing (owing to work as a tailor) and was brought into the fashion spotlight when his kimono dress landed on the cover of Elle in 1993.

4. designers 04 Ricardo Seco

Ricardo Seco

A self-taught designer, Ricardo Seco was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico and is considered to be one of Mexico’s most influential designers. Ricardo’s creations are designed with both men and women in mind and are easily recognized for their patterns and fit.

5. designers 05 Candela


Gabriela Perezutti is a Uruguyan designer who focuses on equestrian detailing and traditional gaucho elements. Since its initial launch as a t-shirt line, Candela has evolved into a unique brand encompassing a full line of clothing.