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The Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS) is an empowerment platform that encourages emerging creatives and Latin American entrepreneurs in the fashion industry, providing them with an international setting to learn, connect and thrive.

This first edition of the Latin American Fashion Summit (LAFS) will be held from November 8th to 11th, 2018, at the Hotel Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico. This event includes a list of industry leaders and fashion experts as panelists and mentors. Their experience and know-how will highlight entry points in the business, shed light on industry practice, and cater to the obstacles faced in the region.

LAFS is the first fashion summit organized in Latin America and serves as a blank slate for all those who attend. Guests will initiate their LAFS journey in white with a collective address of the realities and fears of a pursuit in fashion. Guests will progressively journey into the colors of opportunity and insight altogether. By its closing, attendees will no longer be contrasting with their spirited and vivid surrounding, but rather coexisting and complementing it. With a newfound sense of empowerment and direction, guests will learn to navigate the obstacles of both culture and industry alike effectively.

In its pure colorful glory and tropical charm, Andaz Mayakoba Resort revives the authentic culture of Mexican hospitality through inspiring experiences. The Andaz Mayakoba is the ideal setting to maintain vibrant roots present, ignite creative minds and bring crafts together.

Over the course of 3 days, guests will experience different activities developed to foster creativity, promote the exchange of ideas, evaluate the feasibility of initiatives, and connect attendees with an unimaginable network. Through panels and workshops, this year’s focus will be on Sustainability, Technology, and Social Responsibility. The list of panelists consists of a worldly selection of designers, Tech/Fashion investors, CEOs, editors, bloggers and fashion influencers. Panelists and mentors will collectively address critical issues to establishing a brand, remaining relevant through culture, and innovation. Most importantly, they will offer insights on to how to overcome the myriad of challenges that Latin American creatives face as a whole.

The most valuable asset at the Latin American Fashion Summit platform is the networking opportunity that will be provided to creatives, designers and businesses.

Guests will be able to connect with a complete network of high executive levels, buyers, media representatives and investors through casual and formal opportunities for natural connections.


The LAFS was founded by Estefania Lacayo and Samantha Tams, two young Latin entrepreneurs with over 15 years of experience in luxury fashion and retail. These two entrepreneurs are determined to equip undiscovered Latin American talent with know-how and introduce the vast natural resources that the region has to offer. The LAFS platform will empower and educate emerging designers and entrepreneurs by providing awareness of the current industry as well as solutions to the upcoming challenges shaping the future of fashion.

The LAFS team is strategically formed by an Advisory Board and mentors composed of leading voices and high-profile visionaries who serve as ambassadors of the project.

This initiative is meant to awaken and expose the talent and natural resources that Latin America currently has to offer, by providing a platform that generates real opportunities.

Please fill out the form below to apply for press accreditation to the next edition of Latin American Fashion Summit, 8-11th Nov 2018.

We do our best to accommodate all valued members of the press. However, there is a limited number of press seats available, so we cannot guarantee access to all. Please make sure to provide us with the necessary information in order to assess the application. Applications will be assessed on a running basis.

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