Latin American Designers Shine: Highlights from Guatemala’s Semana de la Moda

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In recent times, it seems as though every city boasts its own fashion week. Given the rising prominence of Latin American talent, such as Raul Lopez and Willy Chavarria, who made a splash at New York Fashion Week. It also followed in the footsteps of renowned Latin fashion designers like Oscar de la Renta, Gabriela Hearst, Silvia Tcherassi, and Narciso Rodriguez. Additionally Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and Latin Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week are just a few examples of the many fashion weeks. Additionally, the Fashion Designers of Latin America, a collective of designers, has emerged.

Semana de la Moda Guatemala: A Fusion of Latin American Creativity

Guatemala’s fashion week, known as Semana de la Moda Guatemala, recently concluded in Guatemala City, bringing together designers from eight Latin American countries – including Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Colombia – for 24 runway shows. Local designers took center stage in the runway shows, showcasing their unique talents.

Gaitán’s Resort Collection: Futuristic Glamour in Silver

Mariandree Gaitán, a Guatemalan fashion designer, focused on shiny, silver party attire in her new resort collection, aiming to accentuate the natural beauty of women. The collection features silver pants, dresses, and tops, reflecting the futuristic spirit and glamor of 2023. 

Nicteel by Owana Lima: Revitalizing Traditional Textiles with a Golden Touch

Nicteel by Owana Lima spotlights Guatemala’s renowned artisan, patterned textiles that capture the essence of the country’s customs and culture. Additionally Lima updates these traditional fabrics for everyday use, incorporating button-up shirts, crop tops, and dramatic architectural cuts in her latest collection, which prominently features the color gold.

NoName: Jonathan Morales’ Edgy ‘Street Couture’ Takes Center Stage

NoName, a brand created by Mexican designer Jonathan Morales, showcased cutouts as a major trend at Guatemala’s fashion week. Additionally, Morales deviates from the typical Latin American fashion with his bold designs that characterize “street couture,” a blend of high and low, edgy, and traditional styles.

La Roja by Misha: Sustainable Chic with Upcycled Plastic Handbags

La Roja by Misha, founded by Michelle Townson, is known for upcycling plastic into high-fashion handbags. Sustainability is a key focus, with all bags handmade by Guatemalan artisans. Townson’s latest collection features bold blue bags and flower-patterned totes.

Lanificio Di Livenza: Bespoke Elegance in Menswear

Lanificio Di Livenza, a menswear designer, specializes in classy, bespoke tailoring. The brand showcased custom tuxedos, pinstripe suits, and business wear. With Guatemalan model Rodrigo Ovando taking center stage on the runway. 33:3 by Linda Liz, created by Costa Rican designer Linda Liz, is a size-inclusive athleisure brand catering to women of all sizes. Liz’s latest collection comprises futuristic, modular shapes and features turquoise, peach tones, and jean-hued items.

Isabella Springmühl Tejada: Trailblazing Designer Embraces Inclusivity and Tradition

Isabella Springmühl Tejada, the first fashion designer with Down syndrome, has become one of Guatemala’s most recognized designers. Her inclusive fashion line uses traditional Guatemalan textiles to create jean jacket-like coats, jackets, and shawls that are colorful and fun.

Giannina Azar: Sparkling Creations for the Red Carpet and Beyond

Dominican Lebanese designer Giannina Azar is celebrated for her glittery gowns, including the chandelier dress. It was worn by celebrities like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani, her new Chandelier Collection in red-carpet-ready gala nights.

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