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REVISTA J: Fibras y vibras latinas

Inspiración, educación, contactos. Bajo esos tres pilares, la primera edición del Latin American Fashion Summit se celebró el fin de semana pasado en Riviera Maya

REFORMA: Creativos que impulsan

Para darle fuerza y empuje a la industria de moda latinoamericana, Samantha Tams y Estefanía Lacayo crearon la plataforma Latin American Fashion Summit

DREAM LIFE FACTORY: LOOKBOOK: COLOR BLOCK INSPIRADO EN LOS 60S

La semana pasada tuve la increíble oportunidad de participar en el Latin American Fashion Summit en la Riviera Maya. A través de esta experiencia.

EL CONFIDENCIAL: Marcas nuevas y a todo color: la maratón estilística de Eugenia Silva en México

La modelo nos ha dejado con la boca abierta: ha vuelto al verano latinoamericano con unos looks de los que queremos cada detalle.

FER MEDIA: LAFS 2018

Este fin de semana pasado tuve la oportunidad de asistir al Latin America Fashion Summit en su edición 2018, la misión principal del evento fue empoderar a los creativos emergentes y a los empresarios.

DIARIOPRESENTE.MX: El empresario Ignacio Cobo Trujillo ofreció una conferencia en Latin American Fashion Summit 2018

Su trayectoria, ha comprendido puestos como subdirector de área de expasión y dirección comercial de compras.

EXPOK: Sustentabilidad y responsabilidad social: Latin American Fashion Summit

Como su primera edición, el Latin American Fashion Summit iniciaba bajo una clara premisa; impulsar las marcas latinoamericanas que, en palabras de Samantha Tams (cofundadora del LAFS junto a Estefanía.

THE FASHION REPORTER: La primera edición del LAFS lleva por seudónimo ‘Kika Vargas’.

Como su primera edición, el Latin American Fashion Summit iniciaba bajo una clara premisa; impulsar las marcas latinoamericanas que, en palabras de Samantha Tams (cofundadora del LAFS junto a Estefanía.

VOGUE: La ruta de éxito de estos diseñadores latinoamericanos.

Nunca como ahora el diseño latinoamericano se ha convertido en una tendencia global. Estos latinos nos cuentan cómo administran su éxito

VOGUE: Daniela Villegas, la joyera que hizo de los insectos su estética y lenguaje.

La diseñadora mexicana celebra su primera década en el mercado en la mejor hora del diseño latinoamericano. Conversamos con ella en marco del primer Latin American Fashion Summit

VOGUE: Ella es Kika Vargas, diseñadora colombiana y ganadora del Pitch to LAFS.

Nunca como ahora el diseño latinoamericano se ha convertido en una tendencia global. Estos latinos nos cuentan cómo administran su éxito.

EMAIL: Collecting María José.

Few people come around in your life who not only inspire and mentor you, but become amazing friends. I met Estefania in NYC through my friend Paulina

BAZAAR: Designer colombiano foi uma das estrelas do Latin America Fashion Summit, que aconteceu no México

A Riviera Maia, no México, foi palco do primeiro Latin America Fashion Summit, evento que reuniu cerca de 300 pessoas em torno de conhecimento.

FORBES: Latin American Fashion Summit, el nuevo epicentro de la moda en Latinoamérica

A unos días de celebrar su primera edición, esta cumbre de la moda será una plataforma para impulsar la moda latinoamericana.

FUNDACION C&A: Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Priority Issues at the Latin American Fashion Summit

This past 8 to 11 November, C&A Foundation sponsored the first Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS) to discuss new and emerging challenges and business.

VOGUE: ¡Atención diseñadores! Estas son las lecciones que nos dejó el LAFS

La primera cumbre de moda latinoamericana estuvo llena de aprendizajes para los nuevos diseñadores de la región.

VOGUE: Los mejores looks del Latin American Fashion Summit

En la primera cumbre latinoamericana de moda apreciamos los looks que inspirarán tu escape a la playa esta temporada invernal.

FASHION: Mis looks de Mexico

¡Aquí estoy recién llegada de Mexico! No sabéis que semana más maravillosa y enriquecedora he pasado.

FUNDACION C&A: La sustentabilidad y responsabilidad eje central de LAFS

Con el objetivo de impulsar a diseñadores emergentes y emprendedores a nivel regional, se creó el Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS).

VOGUE: EL EVENTO en México que reunirá a las personas más influyentes de la moda

Este año se llevará a cabo la primera edición del Latin American Fashion Summit en el Andaz Mayakoba Resort de la Riviera Maya del 8 al 11 de noviembre. Un evento que busca impulsar y empoderar a diseñadores latinos.

Quien.com: Issabela Camil entre los invitados al lanzamiento de LAFS

Se llevó a cabo el lanzamiento de Latin American Fashion Summit, plataforma que impulsará a diseñadores emergentes. La primera edición será del 8 al 11 de noviembre en el Andaz Mayakoba Resort.

Excelsior: Mentes ingeniosas

Empoderar a los talentos creativos que se están generando en México y America Latina, reinventar a quienes ya están establecidos y generar un acercamiento que fortalezca la industria de la moda.

El Heraldo de México: Emprenden a través de la moda

Con el objetivo de empoderar al talento latinoamericano, tanto emergente como emprendedor del mundo de la moda, Estefanía Lacayo y Samantha Tams presentan la primera edición del Latin American Fashion Summit México.

Forbes: Latin American Fashion Summit busca empoderar a nuevos diseñadores

El mundo de la moda es en muchas ocasiones un campo difícil de acceder y destacar, al menos para los cientos de diseñadores con alto potencial

Revista Mujeres – El Diario de Hoy: Estefania Lacayo promotora de la moda latinoamericana

Estefania Lacayo nos visitó para hablar de su ambicioso proyecto Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS). Una plataforma de empoderamiento, networking y desarrollo empresarial para diseñadores

latinamericanpost.com: A platform designed to empower and support Latin American talent

For years, glossy fashion magazines dictated trends and buyers followed the commands of editors who all too often responded to commercial constraints instead of truly engaging the consumers.

El Diario de Hoy, El Salvador: Industria de la moda tiene gran potencial en A.L.

En el Salvador hay mucho talento. El problema es que no tienen las conexiones correctas ni los recursos para desarrollarse.

THE LATIN AMERICAN FASHION SUMMIT

November 12, 2018

“Find your purpose.” Those were the words by Kute Blackson’s that inspired Samantha Tams and Estefania Lacayo to create the Latin American Fashion Summit, the first empowerment platform for the Latin American fashion industry, which took place at the Andaz Mayakoba Hotel in Riviera Maya from November 8 to 11.

For three days, more than 320 professionals from more than 20 countries came together to meet, share ideas and explore new ways to succeed in a fashion industry that is under constant evolution.

The focus of the summit was the empowerment of Latin American designers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Participants were encouraged to keep fighting for their dreams with the inspiration brought by their access to the industry leaders who could make a difference in their career trajectory. As Alice Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices, said during her panel: “It only takes one person to believe in you, to trust your own project and take it forward.”

This was a unique weekend that marked a before and after in the Latin American fashion industry, thanks to the assistance of panelists such as Esteban Cortázar, Colombian designer; Ángel Sánchez, Venezuelan designer; Daniel Funis, Farfetch Director for Latin America; Karla Martínez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America; Ramya Giangola, founder of Gogoluxe; Fabricio Cárdenas, RTW buyer for Net-a-Porter and former women’s designer buyer for Bergdorf Goodman; and Eugenia Silva, model and businesswoman, among many others.

The panels focused on the future of fashion, business strategies and the importance of social responsibility and sustainable development. They also reviewed topics that helped designers understand the methodology of presenting their brands to buyers from boutiques to department stores, as well as fashion magazines. On the second day of the Summit, the ten finalists of Pitch to LAFS presented their brand and collections to more than 20 judges. The winner, Kika Vargas, a Colombian designer, managed to conquer the judges with her marvelous project. The second place was taken by ESCVDO, a sustainable brand of Peruvian origin designed by Chiara Macchiavello, and the third place went to Sandra Weil, a brand of Mexican origin.

These exciting and surprising days began with the audience dressed in white to represent a canvas ready to be filled with color. The theme for the second day was Color Block and was focused on empowering and working on the objectives of each one of the participants. Finally, to conclude the Summit, everyone was dressed in tropical prints, celebrating that they found their purpose and sharing the enthusiasm for everything that was learned during these three days. As Esteban Cortazar said “LAFS will bring more opportunity, knowledge and collaboration by creating more sense of community for the Latin American fashion industry and beyond.”

“LAFS marked a change for the fashion industry in Latin America. It was the first step to unite and empower us, and to learn business strategies together, leaving aside the competition to focus on support and collaboration,” mentioned Estefania Lacayo, co-founder of this platform.

“We have proudly completed the first encounter of Latin American creatives, industry leaders and decision makers. The knowledge and connections that were achieved in the first edition of the Latin American Fashion Summit will help in the development of the Latin American fashion industry, will present new talents to a global stage and will place the names of our region’s designers on the highest pedestal,” said Samantha Tams, co-founder of LAFS.

We must acknowledge our Platinum and Gold Sponsors, who believed in this project from the beginning and helped with its execution: C&A Foundation, Andaz Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Frette, Verdi Design, Moët Hennessy, Boodles Gin, Hilasal, Brochier, Alma Weaving, Moroccanoil, Tata Harper Skincare, media partner Condé Nast, as well as Istituto Marangoni Miami and COMO ID.

In a very short time LAFS has become a fashion reference, and will take place every year to celebrate Latin American talent.

About Pitch to LAFS
Pitch to LAFS was created as an opportunity for the selected designers to present their collections to a room filled with the most influential agents in the industry. Finalists also competed for a $10,000 prize along with the chance to sell their creations at Farfetch and Armarium, as well as receiving advice and mentorship from key influencers from the fashion industry.

A total of ten designers from different countries in Latin America were chosen as finalists: No Pise la Grama, Jessica Butrich, Escudo, Kika Vargas, Patricia Padrón, Child of the Universe, Armando Takeda, Sandra Weil, Lorena Saravia and GUiSHEM. Some of the judges were Lisa Smilor, Irma Martínez, Morena Zabeni, Eva Hughes, Amalia Korasidou, Brenda Díaz de la Vega, Stacey Caldwell, Victoria de la Fuente, Cloclo Echevarría, Giovanna Fabricio Cárdenas, Araceli Graham, Claudia Torrico, Hakan Baykam, Luvi Wheelock, Lisa Pomerantz, Sarah Easley, Trisha Gregory, Christine Ellis, Cassie Smart y Salman Khokhar.

About LAFS
The Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS) is the first regional platform that seeks to promote Latin American designers and entrepreneurs focusing on business development, networking and empowerment. The LAFS was founded by two Latin businesswomen, Estefania Lacayo and Samantha Tams, whose mission is to awaken interest in Latin American fashion, promote the exchange of ideas and encourage creatives and entrepreneurs to learn, network and thrive.

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