Six LatinX Designers To Know Now

Since 1968, LatinX communities have been celebrated in the United States in the fall during Hispanic Heritage Month. The month during September 15-October 15 pays tribute to the contributions and culture of LatinX and Hispanic people. To celebrate the occasion this year, we've highlighted six emerging and influential LatinX designers in the fashion industry.

Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst is a luxury women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collection. Growing up on a ranch, the Uruguayan designer grew up with an appreciation for possessions with purpose and tradition over trend and built her brand on the principles of timelessness, uncompromising quality and sustainability. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Nancy Gonzalez

Colombian designer Nancy Gonzalez has become one of the most celebrated handbag designers in the world and is renonwned for her use of exotic skins and unexpected color palettes. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Carolina Herrera

Over the last four decades, Venezuelan born Carolina Herrera has become known for her unparalleled ability to blend traditions of couture craftsmanship with the wearability and pragmatism of American fashion, and is a go-to brand for irresistible elegance. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo opened in 1998 after Chilean-born designer Maria Cornejo transformed a raw space in New York’s Nolita into a very personal store and atelier named Zero. Timelessness, ease, and a modern take on luxury are the essence of Zero + Maria Cornejo. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Manolo Blahnik

Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik is a Spanish designer and a master of the stiletto. A go to for ultra-feminine shoes with timeless charm, almost 50 years later Manolo still sketches every shoe himself. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta, the Domenican couturier and ready-to-wear designer, whose designs stood at the forefront of American fashion for almost 50 years, passed away aged 82 in October 2014. He was a staple in the New York fashion scene and was a trailblazer for LatinX designers everywhere. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

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