The Business of Fashion Week Is Back with Latino Fashion Designers [Video]

Kicking off New York Fashion Week with in-person events!

It was a special evening this Wednesday, September 8, 2021, as New York Fashion Week made a return to in-person indoor events. My job as Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today and our fashion lead means that I’m the lucky one who gets to attend these events and report on all things relating to fashion. My first assignment was the Fashion Designers of Latin America shows.

Yes, precautions were definitely in place with vaccination cards a prerequisite for entry to all attendees. The size was definitely scaled down, but this event was something to behold! The glamour, the looks, the media, the photographers, the influencers, the mingling and networking…it’s what makes fashion week so incredible. As I made the rounds and spoke to people, the one single thing that came up again and again was that this season felt different. There was more joy than drama, more positivity than pettiness, more reality than Instagram reality. I don’t think any of us took for granted that we are lucky to be able to return to live events. It was truly amazing to finally meet people in person whom I’ve only seen on Zoom calls since the beginning of the pandemic. I found myself saying repeatedly, “You really look the same as how I’ve been seeing you on my computer screen!” Silly, I know, but true.

The Fashion Designers of Latin America shows were incredible with Day 1 Latino and Latina designers including show opener Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, followed by Yirki Sirivich, Dayana Leon, Samantha Telfair, Jose Ventura, Paris Rodriguez, and show closer, Rosita Hurtado.

Join me at the show to see some of the evening’s highlights right here…

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