Hi, my name is Chantal Tru, I am a contributing editor at HOLA! USA. Last week I had the opportunity to attend ‘The Latin American Fashion Summit’ this year in sunny Miami. It was the perfect platform to see our favorite Latin American brands, celebrities & influencers all supporting the progress of LATAM fashion in the U.S. and around the world.
LAFS was created by entrepreneurs Estefanía Lacayo and Samantha Tams with the mission of elevating and enriching the Latin American fashion and design industry. The event has now become a global network for fashion creatives, designers, photographers, and content creators from Miami to Brazil.
This year’s conference provided industrial insights by huge names in the fashion world such as Alexandre Birman, Johanna Ortiz, and Lauren Santo Domingo...Yes, the LSD, who shared priceless advice to young entrepreneurs. One of the most amazing aspects of LAFS is the networking opportunities. Photographers, Editors, Content Creators and Brands alike can create long-lasting relationships that only further their careers locally and internationally.
Our favorite part of participating in LAFS was seeing the beautiful work of LATAM designers in person. We had the opportunity to interview so many attendees and ask about their looks and the outfits they wore, and most of them shared that they were wearing styles from trendy Latin American designers.
We meet Sharon Fonseca, Anggy Bryan, Laura Tobón, Rodner Figueroa, Taliana Vargas and many more amazing fashionistas.
Raquel Orozco, Monica Sordo, Johanna Ortiz, & Maygel Coronel were some of the top designers that attended the event while we also saw pieces from favorites like Maybe Vasquez, Kris Goyri, and Adriana Degreas.
The purpose of LAFS is to bring together a group of globally respected industry-related experts to provide valuable tools and knowledge to better the entrepreneurs of the fashion and design industry. It was a wonderful event filled with intrigue, emotion and with the mission to help build a bright future for LATAM designers.
We look forward to being a part of the LAFS community for years to come.
About chantal Tru
Chantal is a Mexican-American content creator, expert in fashion, travels and brides, lover of luxury and sophistication. She has recently joined HOLA! USA as contributing editor. Stay tuned for more content by her and follow her on social media!