By Cristina Arreola | 12/02/2014 - 14:25
It's true: you can be a fashion designer when your grow up! Denise Focil is proof.
By Nicole Forbis | 09/11/2014 - 13:49
#NYFW was a whirlwind, but we've highlighted some of the biggest trends and looks from the runway — is it time to start shopping?
By Samantha Leal | 04/27/2014 - 10:00
When it comes to celebrities and fashion, figuring out your style and what looks great on a red carpet is key. These celebs have it down – sticking to tried-and-true designers that make them look absolutely amazing. Here are some of their favorites:
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2013 - 14:21
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:
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?
By Latina Staff | 04/29/2011 - 17:34
Fashionistas, meet your new Latina fairy godmother: Ecuadorean Denise Focil, the woman behind two fashion labels we love, Alpinestars by Denise Focil and ASTARS. Launched in 2009, Alpinestars by Denise Focil is known for its impeccably constructed leather jackets, made with luxury fabrics such as Italian lambskin.
By Jazmin Perez | 09/13/2010 - 11:15
Mexican designer Christian Cota showed his Spring 2011 collection at Lincoln Center on Saturday as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2010. Cota—who said he found inspiration in the Yucatan jungle while hanging out in a “high-tech eco-cabin”—shared an impeccably tailored array of gorgeous designs.
By Janel Martinez | 08/25/2010 - 15:30
After 30 years of creating elegant, unforgettable pieces, Venezuelan-born designer Carolina Herrera receives the distinguished “Mercedes-Benz Presents” title for this season’s spring/summer 2011 collection.
"I am very proud to be chosen as the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer," Herrera said in a press statement. "To be recognized in such an important year in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week history, is, without question, a wonderful honor."
By Elayne Fluker | 08/24/2010 - 13:30
Lanched in the early 1980s by Spanish brothers Custo and David Dalmau, Custo Barcelona first caught the attention of Hollywood A-listers with their coveted printed t-shirts and their use of bold, bright colors, graphic patterns and mixed fabrics. When the line first premiered at New York's Spring/Summer Fashion Week in 1997, it stood out among the greys and neutrals that dominated the runways at the time.