Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Spain | FDLA Honorary president.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is one of the most famous and personal designers in the Spanish and international fashion scene designers. Her bold and colorful creative universe reflects a point of view full of love, humor and optimism and conveys a concept of life focused on the smallest details and a world composed of vitality. With this unique combination of elements, she infuses a very organic and distinctive personality in all her artworks: textiles, furniture, crockery, technology, childcare, etc.
Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1960, at the crux of the Pop Art movement, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada was inspired by this vibrant, artistic mood of the era. She invoked this splash of pop onto her first collection which debuted in 1980 in her hometown of Madrid. Her creative designs spurred an instant success and went on to showcase on the catwalks of major fashion capitals of the world, including Paris and Milán, leading Ruiz de la Prada to open her atelier in 1982 in Madrid.
Shantall Lacayo is a former participant of Project Runway Latin America 2010. She is considered a pioneer of Fashion Design in her country and a promoter of Nicaraguan art and culture around the world. She definitely leaves her mark every where she goes. New York, Miami, Paris, among other fashion capitals have witnessed her indisputable talent.
Going back to her roots, Lacayo recalls being surrounded by art as long as she can remember. She was born in Managua Nicaragua on May 4, 1984 and was raised by her mother Lauren Lacayo, the owner of an Art Gallery “ Museo-Galeria Genesis” a very especial place where she grew up surrounded by the creativity and excentricity of all the Plastic Artists and their artwork.
From her debut in PRLA, Shantall has made a name for herself through the female online specialization of Prêt-à-Porter. She is characterized by her great artistic content, the creation of fabrics: visual and tactile; constantly inspired by the fusion of plastic, historical and modern arts. As a personal imprint, she reinterprets national autochthonous elements with the purpose of retaking and promoting the Latin American cultural roots.
Some of her recent recent achievements include “My Little Pony” collection with HASBRO 2017 ,Miami Fashion week 2017, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Panamá 2012-2017 Who´s Next Paris 2014, Capsule Show New York 2014. Also, she has featured in magazines and international media such as Harper’s Bazaar Argentina, Vogue y Revista Siempre Mujer New York, Forbes, Nexos de AA, Vanidades, Hola.com, Univisión, El Nuevo Herald, Diario las Américas, E-Entertainment, HOLA! TV, Glamour México, People en español, among others.
Manuel Tiscareño is the second generation of his family in the wedding and bridal dress design business, involved in the bridal industry since 2008. Tiscareño is currently the head of design of his personal brand Tiscareno Bridal Couture. Manuel studied History of Art and Design, which has served to give a unique touch and a global perspective to his designs. Tiscareno Bridal Couture has been recognized for its quality in different publishers and national and international fashion events, with presence in showrooms in Mexico City since 2017 and in 2018, at 29 years old, inaugurates its first design studio in Mexico , San Luis Potosí, and its Second Studio in Texas, with a national expansion project for the United States and Mexico. During the month of June, Tiscareño presented his collection in Mexico City as part of the Mexico Bridal Fashion by Vogue event and presented his new collection at International Dubai Fashion Week last October. Tiscareno Bridal Couture has had participations in different national magazines such as: Nupcias Magazine. Harper's Bazaar Vogue Vanities Brides The universal The Excelsior Alter Magazine. Among other.
Santa Cruz / USA
Aria Garcia is a fashion designer, actress, influencer and proud transgender woman. She is
CEO and Creative Director of AREGA, an emerging women’s couture fashion line based in
New York City. A native of St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands, Aria’s grandmother gifted her very
first sewing machine when she was eight years old. It served as the catalyst for self-exploration, growth and the willpower towards achieving personal and professional goals.
Aria’s exquisite AREGA collections have graced New York Fashion Week runways on the
world stage. She is credited with creating signature red carpet statements for iconic style
influencer Patrick Starrr and an arsenal of domestic and international clients including
Japanese pop star Mika Nakashima and many others. In 2017, Aria was selected as a semi-finalist for the hit fashion reality television series Project Runway and made history that year
becoming the first ever transgender woman to compete for the title of Miss Universe
U.S. Virgin Islands. Aria captured the 1st Runnerup title and the groundbreaking experience coming close to representing her country on the Miss Universe stage underscores her
tenacity, fearlessness and firm belief in confronting challenges to achieve ordained destiny.
Aria is multitalented and has simultaneously cultivated her career as a designer, actress and
influencer. She most recently appeared on the Ryan Murphy directed FX hit series “Pose.”
The magnitude of her appearance garnered exposure and recognition of her ascending
acting career that has fostered other amazing opportunities she embraces with open arms.
Aria’s journey, accomplishments and unwavering love for her community are at the
epicenter of her work as a youth activist. Her professional journey and transition have
empowered her immensely as she continues to proudly live in her truth inspiring others to
live in theirs.
Daniel Vercchelli Peruvian designer, with more than 15 years of experience. Passionate about the textile
Fashion, he has specialized in designing tailor-made suits for ceremonies, grooms and executives with handcrafted processes and state-of-the-art technology, giving rise to the Modern High Tailoring, Marking the difference by the
creation of the extensive types of cut that stylize the figure of its clients and with innovative
collections that make them unique in their field.
Ana Lauren Pamintuan
| FDLA Rising Star | Graduate from the Fashion Institute of South Florida
AnaLauren Pamintuan was born in the Philippines, raised in LA, and resides in
Miami, Florida. As a budding newcomer to the fashion industry, she has been
honing her skills from a very young age, following in the footsteps of her late
grandmother Lorenza, who was a dressmaker and businesswoman in the
It is of utmost importance to AnaLauren that her collection of womenswear is a
reflection of women’s empowerment, strength, freedom, sensuality, and vibrance.
Most recently, her “Live Out Loud” and “Zen Tropics” collections extended her the
opportunity to showcase a new line of work for NYFW FW19. Honored to have been
blessed with her God-given gifts, AnaLauren is articulate with her vision, passionate
about her process, meticulous in her design, and tenacious in her execution.
One of her favorite quotes comes from Erma Bombeck...“When I stand before God
at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say “I used everything you gave me.”
Carlos Sierra was born in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1978, since his childhood he lived among fabrics, from an early age he began working for a textile company, this learns to identify by name each textile and texture. At 17 years old he began his academic training as a fashion designer at the Institute Monsignor of Talavera in the city of Maracaibo, where he qualified fashion designer, in training acquire the skills, technical and professional domain in Fashion design and manufacture. Upon completion of his career participating in different courses at the Fashion Design, in turn organizes workshops taught by Carlos Sierra in textile. In 2000 his young age opens fashion house Desing Carlos Sierra, CA, founded by the same Carlos fruit of their dreams, the same year launched its first collection which is displayed in the Lia Bermudez Arts Center in Maracaibo, from there moved to Caracas in Venezuela Fashion dresses, high-scale event in Venezuela, the collection ends its run El Salvador where Carlos Sierra gets the honor as nobel Designer.
Pagandry by Sandro Pagliari
| FDLA Rising Star | Montreux Moda Switzerland.
Sandro Pagliari was born in 1984 in the swiss region of Jura .
As a child, he is already surrounded by the universe of sewing shops and the studios.
His parents both enjoy designing their own clothes, and Sandro often takes part in shootings
as a child model.
In 2012, he decides to close the hairshop he owned for nine years and begins a training to
become a interior designer. Always attracted by the fashion industry and stylism without diving into it he finally face the facts and realizes he must follow this path. He begins the Bachelor in
Fashion at Canvas school – Switzerland.
Influenced by the past while firmly rooted in the present. He describes his work as an endless
research for balance between opposite, colours, materials and the message given by his pieces are all composed in the diversity of Sandro’s influences. Wheither it’s the colors, the materials or the message conveyed by his creations, Sandro Pagliari likes to express diversity.
Dominican Republic | RDFW
Lawyer and owner of Bia Fashion House.
Bianna Candelario is a lawyer in her first profession, but her passion for fashion made her take a break in court. "Since 2013, my passion for fashion has materialized as I always dreamed,
my clients identify with my way of dressing and that has helped me to make my collections
Bia Fashion House is a challenge that every day is growing in myself, we propose to be the
preferred fashion house of women with a defined personality. Since the beginning of her
fashion career Bianna has received the support of different personalities and successful
women in the Dominican Republic. In 2017 Bianna was able to dress a number of personalities and celebrities whom have elevated her career. For the last 6 years Bianna has presented in
numerous fashion events showcasing her previous collections which she names December
Lights in 2015 and Glam Collection in 2016. Bianna also presented her designs on the platform of the FEM (Dominican businesswomen International). In August 2018 she presented her most recent collection called SPECTACULAR COLLECTION as the opening designers in Dominican Republic Fashion Week.