Latina on the Runway: Get a Sneak Peek of The SS16 Collections

In anticipation of New York Fashion Week, we've rounded up sketches from our favorite brands including KARIGAM (from Venezuelan designer Karina Gamez), Custo Barcelona, Gabriela Cadena, Desigual and more. Take a look at their inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections:

1. Angel Sanchez

"A sunny and cheerful spring." -Designer, Angel Sanchez

2. Mara Hoffman

“Our brand is often associated with far off, worldly inspirations, and this one is about bringing it on home. The Spring 2016 collection is our interpretation of classic Americana, inspired by the great Willie Nelson.” -Designer, Mara Hoffman

3. Custo Barcelona

"Made in Spain: The collection celebrates the multicolor personality of the eclectic but unique woman, who's proper but rebellious. Patchwork dresses, sheer tops and embroidered bell bottom pants are some of the fundamental pieces to look out for in the SS16 collection by Custo Barcelona."

4. Pamella Roland

"His and her uniform dresses." -Designer, Pamella Roland

5. Betsey Johnson

"Betsey Johnson will showcase The Curious Case of Betsey Button during New York Fashion Week. This season commemorates Betsey’s colorful 50 years in the fashion industry."


“I was inspired by the melding of the futuristic, geometric, technological and asymmetric references of present day Manhattan architecture – using intricate compositions and layered textures to create a collection that is equal parts sophisticated and modern.” -Karina Gamez, Creative Director, KARIGAM

7. Gabriel Cadena

"Gabriela Cadena's Spring/Summer 2016 collection draws inspiration from 1930s fashion architecture. Art deco motifs are mixed with fringe, elaborate embroideries, and prints to give the collection structure and movement."

8. Desigual

“This season’s collection is filled with handmade details and wild prints, reminiscent of Barcelona’s graffiti artists and the modernist motifs that adorn the city's classic buildings.”


 “Sun, sea, and the rugged landscapes of Southern California inspire color, while global craft influences technique and texture”


10. Herve Leger by Max Azria

 “Escape the Ordinary.”