One of my favorite aspects of being a fashion editor is discovering exciting new brands and designers. Whether it’s small labels in their infancy or more established brands that catch my eye with their unique designs, it’s always a thrill (and an honor!) to share their creativity with a wider audience.
Being half-Paraguayan, I grew up in a household fervently proud of our Latin American culture, from the Latin music that filled our home to the yerba maté we drank daily, so there’s no doubt that I get particularly giddy when I discover talent that speaks to my roots and culture. So today, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m excited to shine a light on a number of brands and designers from the Latin community who are making a mark in the fashion space. And who better to highlight some of the coolest up-and-coming brands than the talented Latina editors and journalists—from the East Coast to the West—whose job it is to write, discover, and keep abreast of fashion talent? Scroll below as they share the Latin brands they’re most excited about right now.