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Brazil — Daniel Barreira
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Daniel Vecchio Barreira is a self-taught designer who started working in fashion by chance. As a young designer, he drew silks for surfboards before moving on to clothing and denim. And he’s never stopped. In his factory, Daniel creates and produces for Brazil’s best brands, overseeing the entire production process, from laundry, dyeing and transfer to cut, sewing and finishing. He has also successfully launched his own brand, UQBAR, which showcases his passion and inspiration and aims to delight the senses of every fashion lover.
Costa Rica — Sonia Chang
A fashion icon in her country, Costa Rican designer Sonia Chang’s designs have walked down runways around the world, both in shows and in renowned fashion festivals. With a career of more than 30 years, Sonia’s designs are recognized for their elegance and sophistication. Her garments are sold in Spain, New York and Central America.
Dominican Republic – Carlos De Moya
Dominican fashion designer, publicist and college teacher Carlos De Moya has presented his collections in DominicanaModa, Panama, Miami, Alaska and many national fashion shows. He won Best Female Prêt-à-Porter collection in DominicanaModa in 2009 with his collection En Point. He’s the designer of the national Dominican suit, is responsible for dressing popular figures in music and show business, designing costumes for the Spanish world premiere of the Broadway musicals Saturday Night Fever and Hairspray, and the Casandra awards in 2009 and 2010, and has worked on some industrial production projects for important Dominican companies.
United States — Lindsay Degen
Lindsay Degen began creating her quirky knits at the age of 13, when her grandmother gave her a set of knitting needles and taught her how to stitch. Lindsay attended the Rhode Island School of Design, as well as Central Saint Martins in London. After graduating, she moved to New York City to create DEGEN, her crafty, concept-based collections. She has gone on to design and produce an entire section of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, collaborate with Converse and My Little Pony, be named to Forbes "30 under 30," begin a baby line and, most recently, become a knitting professor at Parsons School of Design.
Costa Rica — Daniel Del Barco
Costa Rican shoe designer Daniel Del Barco has revolutionized the Costa Rican industry with his unique and sophisticated designs. His career has taken him around the globe, from studying fashion in Italy, Colombia and Mexico, to dressing high-profile personalities, such as Yuri and Maria Conchita Alonso. He is also responsible for the shoe designs of Miss Costa Rica contestants.
Chile — Daniela Hoehmann
Daniela Hoehmann is the designer behind the brand Roberta. Daniela has a degree in International Business and later studied two years of industrial design in Diego Portales University. Following this, she enrolled in the clothing design program at INACAP for her second degree—and the one that would lead her down her professional path. Her love for clothing came later – after passing through several careers – and it’s become her life. Daniela’s biggest influences are her mother’s eccentric taste for fashion, mixed with the embroidery and knitting that her grandmother taught her.
Argentina — Vanesa Krongold
Born in Buenos Aires, Vanessa Krongold is a 2010 graduate of Universidad de Palermo, with a degree in Textile and Garment Design and Fashion Production. She also studied at London’s Central Saint Martins School of Design. Her first collection, Paraíso Google, released in 2012, was a part of the Ciudad Emergente festival, which supports new designers as well as emerging bands.
México — Leonardo Mena
Born in Purisima del Rincon, Leonardo Mena is the ninth of 12 kids born to Maria del Carmen Mena and Ramon Lopez, a humble couple from Jalisco. From the age of four, Leonardo has maintained a love for art, one that initially took him from painting in children’s contests to fashion, dressing up his friends’ Barbie dolls, turning little pieces of fabric into dresses. When he was 10, his parents signed him up for drawing lessons where he showcased his talent. At 11, he won his first municipal prize with a painting called “Eva en el paraíso.” This filled him with motivation, and he has kept practicing and improving his creations.
Colombia — Ricardo Pava
As the founder of one of Colombia’s most prestigious male fashion brands, Ricardo Pava has advised and dressed businessmen, politicians, artists and celebrities around the world since 1991. After studying Art History on L’Instituto Secoli in Florence, Italy, Ricardo’s entrepreneurship, dedication and love for fashion – and for his country – took him back to Colombia, where he earned his degree in Fashion Design and Marketing at Arturo Tejada Cano School in Bogota in 1988.
United States — Philadelphia University
Mark A. Sunderland is Textile Engineer+Strategist and Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair. He is also the team director for the Philadelphia University collection featured in Epson’s Digital Couture Project. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of engineered advance textile materials, apparel products, commerce and operations, and has produced fabrics and apparel for the advance fabric performance and fashion apparel retail market, working with nationally recognized brands and labels.
United States — Sarah Richards
Designer Sarah Richards was born and raised in Manhattan. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, focusing on apparel and textile design. Her brand, RICHARDS, is a clothing line conceptualized and designed in her Brooklyn studio and produced in New York City. Founded in 2012, her brand offers contemporary staples for men and women, cut exclusively from prints designed by Sarah.
Canada — Sarah Stevenson
Textile and clothing designer Sarah Stevenson founded her namesake label in 2010. Sarah Stevenson Design is a luxury womenswear brand that focuses on original fabrics featuring Sarah’s own artwork. Sarah received the 2014 Swarovski Emerging Talent Award at the inaugural Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards and, in 2013, won the Toronto Fashion Incubator New Label’s competition and the Suzanne Roger’s Award for Most Promising New Label. Her approach to clothing as “Wearable Art” has garnered significant media attention and has been featured in such magazines as Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily, Elle, Fashion and Flare. Sarah has a Master’s degree in textile and clothing design from Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy.
Peru — Susan Wagner
Susan Wagner’s design work started by reclaiming and updating traditional Peruvian embroidery techniques. In 2005, she created her own brand that linked popular art with designs using traditional, modern and alternative materials. In her collections, she prioritizes the use of natural Peruvian fibers and recycled materials, as well as organic inks and limited-edition prints. She has participated in events and art exhibitions such as Perú Moda, Lima’s Fashion Week, Paris’s Ethical Fashion Show and she has had a stand in Paris’s Prêt-à-Porter. Her work was presented in Madrid’s 2010 Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño, and she has collaborated with the Spanish brand Cuso Barcelona and well as museums such as Museo Larco and MATE Museo Mario Testino in Lima.