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BL's Top 5- Latin fashion designers

by Irma Sanchez

This week’s Top list will focus on the Top 5 Latin Fashion Designers

1.  Oscar de la Renta

This legendary designer, who was born in San Domingo, Dominican Republic, has designed for labels such as Balenciaga and Elizabeth Arden. He launched his own label in 1965 and has won a few awards such as Council of Fashion Designers, and Designer of the Year Awards in 2000 and 2007.

2. Carolina Herrera

This legendary designer was born in Caracas, Venezuela and founded her NY-based company in 1980. She won the Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004 and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Her clients include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Renee Zellweger.

3. Narciso Rodriguez

He is an American designer of Cuban descent who grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He was a designer for Anne Klein and then Calvin Klein before launching his own label in 1997. His clients include Michelle Obama, Selma Hayek, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

4. Carlos Miele

Brazil’s most famous designer made his debut at London Fashion Week on-schedule show during the Spring 2002 season. His clients include Eva Longoria, Camilla Belle, and many others.

5.  Victor de Souza

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Victor made his debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2002, and after working for various labels he started his own collection in 2002. His list of clients includes Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga.

References: Fox News, Remezcla

About Irma Sanchez

Irma Sanchez, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas before moving to California three years ago for a job and now resides in Chicago, IL. She has been a fan of Being Latino for some time now. She was excited to be able to join and contribute to the already amazing team. In her personal life, she works as an International Relocation Consultant and has moved many families across the globe. She thanks her job for making her culturally sensitive and learning the art of patience. She has a B.A. in Decision Science and if you ask her what Decision Science is she will refer you to Wikipedia because she just listened to her counselor when deciding to get that degree and has long forgotten what it meant.

In her spare time—when she is not working because she is a self-proclaimed workaholic or doing things with Being Latino—she loves to paint. She claims that she is still in the learning phase and it will be a while before she shares her art with everyone. She enjoys reading anything and everything because she says if you are not in the know, how can you be prepared to debate? She also likes to travel and spend as much quality time with her family that she can as they are still in Texas. She has a small obsession with her youngest nephew and is now considered the boring aunt.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. I believe we don’t know much about well known designers and fashion industry in Latin America. I see most of them look young and energetic. This is a trusted site to people who needs information about fashion in the South America countries.Thanks

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