by John Russel Jones

Fashion Designers of Latin America (FDLA) has announced the official schedule and participating fashion designers for the upcoming FDLA season during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) September 12th through the 14th, 2022. FDLA shows will take place at STUDIO 525 in the center of the historic West Chelsea Highline Arts District in New York City.

This season the FDLA fashion festivities will showcase a three-day event with multiple shows including the launch of MARCAS LATAM (Brands of Latin America) newest FDLA project. MARCAS LATAM / Brands of Latin America is a sustainable-ethical Latin American finest e-commerce platform featuring the best products from artisan & emerging fashion designers curated by FDLA and exclusively made for MARCAS LATAMmarketplace – ecommerce & showroom in New York.

Toribio & Donato (Costa Rica)

“We believe the future of Fashion is LATAM! Now more than ever, consumers are choosing to support Latin America brands over big-box chains. There are millions of thriving fashion small businesses in Latin America and at MARCAS LATAM, we are empowering fashion designers’ entrepreneurs around Latin America to grow their business and chase their dreams,” said Albania Rosario President & CEO at FDLA Group Inc. & Marcas Latam.

Following the launch of Marcas Latam, FDLA continues an in-person showcase featuring some of the best upcoming Latin-American Fashion Designers, headlined by  Toribio&Donato from Costa Rica, CUBEL from Colombia, and FDLA former honorary president and special guest Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Cubel Official (Colombia)

“LATAM designers are an outstanding force in the world of fashion, and this new edition of FDLA will showcase must-follow brands and names from our region. I am honored to be witnessing the progress of FDLA, of the curatorial inclusive, diverse and sustainable approach they are following, and of the bright future ahead for the organization,” said FDLA honorary president Jose Forteza.

Participating designers include Benito Fernandez (Argentina), Carmen Seminario(Peru), Cubel Official (Colombia), Elan by Elan Footwear (Mexico), Elizabeth Munoz (Peru), Indira & Isidro Jewelry (Mexico), Toribio & Donato (Costa Rica), Virgilio Madinah (Colombia), and Yosmany Larrea (Cuba)