2022 DESIGNERS

Abraham Pachecos

Top selling menswear designer in Honduras, with 2 stores and featured in 1 collective store in the capital city of Honduras. Graduated in Marketing & sales from Unitec.

Social media content creator expert. Founder & CEO of TheNewBlack & VeroVero clothing lines.

YLAI 2018 Fellow. Visual merchandising course in Guatemala City 2009.

Fashion stylist for several celebrities and prestigious personalities like: • Miss Honduras Universe 2009 Bélgica Suarez for Frunk

Magazine.
• Miss Honduras Universe 2015 Iroshka Elvir, Beauty Pageant Magazine special edition.
• Promoter of the launch of Michelob Ultra beer, Jen Selter
• Reggaeton singer Farruko, for Muevete, Whine Up
& GangaXtrip music video.
• National reggaeton singer Menor Menor for Muevete, Whine Up music video & campaign promotion.
• Reggaeton Singer Konshens for Whine Up music video.

Styling collaborations for international magazines such as: • Dark Beauty Mag, United States of America.
• Kaltblut Magazine, Germany.
• Frunk Magazine, United Kingdom.

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Boga House

Boga House is a fashion collective designed and produced in Honduras. “Our purpose is to contribute to the protection and dissemination of a cultural heritage of quality, originality, and its own characteristics”, says Boga House founder Amy Campos.

 

Our focus is to go beyond a single economic growth perspective to a holistic understanding of development. A complete disregard of people’s potential in the arts has underestimated the possibility of boosting the national economy by also making it possible for the most disadvantaged to establish a basic income for themselves based on their full creativity.

 

We are revolutionizing fashion and using it as a means for freedom and democracy instead of an instrument for oppression and objectification. We think of it as a way for the fulfillment of human expression and a countermeasure against violence.  Honduran reality limits hamper and leave no room for art.

 

We conceive of production, design, and the exchange of ideas between local artists, as interlinked elements that foster a true revolution of traditional mainstream fashion.

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Paulina Luna

Paulina Luna Manjarrez Mexican fashion designer. She was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. On October 6, 1992. During her childhood she admired art and architecture "I remember when my father took me to his work and I would spend hours looking at the construction, I saw many textures and materials at the same time". At the age of 12 she began to design and make clothes and self-taught techniques and composition of textiles. She studied fashion design in the city of Guadalajara. In 2016 she founded the eponymous brand, Paulina Luna.  As the creative director she feels that woman know how to behave with her designs. “Femininity is not pink or accentuated silhouettes, it goes beyond stereotypes”

 

The passion and hunger to generate a brand with a concept and, in turn, a free woman who, through a garment, transmits and brings fashion art to the streets that speaks beyond social stereotypes. With an elegant luxury pret-a-porter line with high-level materials and impeccable tailoring using traditional and experimental techniques.

Part of the brand's DNA is the experimentation of each piece, going beyond design. Architecture plays a very important role in its collections and conceptualization is the main key to it.

Symmetry, asymmetry, lines, oversize, elegance, sophisticated and a little androgynous is what defines the brand. Without leaving aside the fact that Paulina Luna's footwear has been a sign of design and innovation, full of desire since it has become an iconic piece of the brand. The combination of materials, design and structure has taken it to the top.

In 2019 she opened the first house of her atelier in Guadalajara Mexico. Paulina Luna has had a presence in Mexico, New York and London.

Paulina has presented in Mexico Minerva Fashion, Intermoda, Latino Fashion Week and the World Fashion Festival in Chicago, Mercedes Benz Laredo Texas.

In some international magazines present to mention some Vogue Mexico, Glow, Hauntend magazine, Chapelle magazine, cream magazine, among others.

 

She has dressed celebrities like Isabella camil, Kika Edgar, Zuria Vega, Angelique Boyer, among others.

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Eduardo Gonzales

Fashion and stage costume designer and Colombian poet, native of Medellín. He studied History at the National University and has been a professor of Costume History, in addition to giving workshops on the creation of stage costumes for various university institutions.

 

As a costume designer, he created the costumes for the operas: Norma, Otello, El

Barber of Seville, The Secret of Susanna, The Magic Flute, María de Buenos Aires; and of Theatrical lyric montage Bijoux Lyriques, staged at the Ateneo Theater in Madird. He has also elaborated concert costumes for the most important lyrical singers and international opera stars.

In theater he has created the costumes for: Macbeth, The Little Prince, The Woman with the Fan, The Sardine Has a Cock, Furniture the Canary, Waiting for Gardel, Deliquios del Amor y la Locura, Kali Yuga.

As a poet, his work is part of several Colombian and international anthologies of

poetry and received honorable mention in various international competitions. has to his credit

two published books: Itinerario de la Sed (2020) and Efímera Cura (2022).

 

His high couture fashion has been presented in the following shows:

Miami International Fashion Week. 2010-2011

Argentina Fashion Week 2010-2012-2016

Pasarela Punta del Este. Uruguay 2011

República Dominican Fashion Week 2012

Gala de la Belleza. Bolivia 2010

Mercedes Benz Fashion Day. Bolivia 2014

Montañita Fashion Week. Ecuador 2013

Salinas Fashion Week. Ecuador 2005

Ethical Fashion Show. 2008.

Bogotá Fashion 2001

Fashion Week Latino. Bogotá 2001

Gran Salón de la Boda. 2004.

Festival Internacional de Moda Ética. 2014

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Veronica de la Canal

Winner of the "I the young" contest Fashion Creator' Representing the country at the Carousel of the Louvre in Paris. Winner of the 'Celebrity Star' award for the best designer in Miami Fashion Week 2006.

2008 First female designer in history Argentina, which presented its collection at Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Special guest at the Trend and Luxury fairs in the city of Milan. Invited to present her collection in Barcelona and Madrid First female designer in history be summoned to present her collection at Harrods stores, London.

Invited to all Fashion Weeks in Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, etc.) An undisputed figure of the most important fashion shows in the country

*Dress all the Celebrities of Argentina Recommended and recognized by: Fundación Exportar, Chancellery of the Argentine Nation, and foreign fashion entities. Member of the Argentine Chamber of Fashion Invited to present her collection in Dubai.

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James de Colon

Chicago-based couturier designer James De Colon is a native New Yorker with strong ties to his homeland San Juan, Puerto Rico where he currently resides. Designing apparel from ready-to-wear to high-fashion eveningwear, as well as custom designs for a legion of private clienteles.  De Colon designs with real women in mind, women who are confident enough in their lives to wear clothing that is unique, sophisticated and classic. “My designs have longevity, and can be worn year after year, without going out of style”, says De Colon.

 

De Colon has been a featured designer in Mayor Daley's cultural initiative, Chicago Fashion Focus; and one of his gowns, entitled Flamboyant, inspired by the flower of Puerto Rico, was featured in Mayor Daley's city beautification project, Gardens of the Magnificent Mile in 2007. James was honored as a finalist nominee for the prestigious "Latino Entrepreneur of the Year 2007" by the Chicago Latino Network. In 2011 De Colon was recognized as top designer for the 83rd Oscars Awards design competition where his dress inspired by the movie Black Swan was featured nationally.

 

De Colon feels, "There is nothing new about the concept of women's fashion . . . it's as old as time. The concept of the designer, however, is always new. I believe that a woman's wardrobe should be a seamless blend of texture, color, and style that exudes glamour, elegance, sensuality, comfort, sophistication, and most important of all femininity."

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Kolori 

Design and Art for Dressing Company was created in 2015 by the sisters Bonnie and Patty Castañeda, with the aim of promoting the "art to dress" in Honduras and other countries.

 

Each of our costume pieces are an original design.  Our garments redefine the use of the tunic, leaving behind its usual use for beach and showing it as a simple but elegant and functional garment, which can be worn day and night, and very practical for trips.

 

The garments show all kinds of combinations of color and movement. They are vibrant, which is why they express emotions and feelings. They are aimed at women of all ages and who seek to show their own identity. Each piece is hand painted and with original motives, sometimes inspired by the flora and fauna of our country Honduras.

 

The pieces are elaborated 100% in Habotai silk, combining different techniques inspired by the ancient techniques of shibori, serti, as well as free hand. We use non-toxic paints for higher quality textiles, and each piece is made with the least possible invasion in its construction, so that the piece maintains a style that can be used for a long time. The more recent creations we have incorporated elaborate garments painted in 100% natural cotton.