Exceedingly stylish and ridiculously cool, many of my favorite women in fashion all have one thing in common: They’re all Latin American. Trusting their impeccable taste, I sought advice on the best summer trends from a handful of chic women, some of whom I’ve been lucky enough to meet and others I’ve admired from afar.
I polled seven of the most influential voices in Latin American fashion, including Karla Martinez de Salas, the editor in chief of Vogue México and Latin America, andSilvia Tcherassi, a veteran Colombian designer. Not only do all of these women have a stellar personal style, but they’re also indispensable ambassadors of Latin American talent. Araceli Graham, for instance, runs the online retailer Cooperativa Shop, which only stocks brands from the region. I’ve also tapped Cloclo Echavarria of Creo Consulting, a platform and consultancy company for Latin American brands; Kelly Talamas, a whip-smart creative director and consultant; and Nane Miller, a Costa Rican blogger.
Last but certainly not least, I included Estefania Lacayo, co-founder of the Latin American Fashion Summit, who succinctly explained her motivation for co-founding the annual conference. "A few years ago, we began noticing that despite the adversity and challenges particular to the region, there was increasing interest in the area: our culture, our music, our language, and of course, our emerging fashion scene," Lacayo explained on Instagram. "This only confirmed what we already knew: Latin America has unparalleled potential." Agreeing wholeheartedly, I’m excited about all of these ladies’ summer trend selections below. Scroll down to shop their picks.
Source: Who What Wear – Erin Fitzpatrick