More NYFW Excitement from Fashion Designers of Latin America! [Video]

Exciting highlights with Latino designers rounding out Day 2 and 3…



Editor’s note: Part 1 Day 1 of NYFW 2017 Fashion Designers of Latin America Showcase During NYFW- Day 1

Latin Business Today Director of Community Relations for Latin Business Today, Tina Trevino in a custom made Danielle Amato design getting ready for Day 2 of press coverage for the Fashion Designers of Latin America show.

Day 2 and 3 of the Fashion Designers of Latin America shows continued to impress the audience of socialites, style icons, bloggers, press, and fashionistas with some of the most talented Latin designers.

Here are some of the exciting highlights rounding out Day 2 and 3….

Joel Reyes of the Dominican Republic presented his last spectacular Fall 2017 collection this past March with the FDLA  and he didn’t miss a beat with his newest collection this fall. With a theme that veered somewhere between good girl/bad girl and the the white swan/black swan, every gown was utterly gorgeous.

From feathery trims to metallic laces, fringe, paillettes, and one incredible piece detailed in small mirrors—along with models hair-styled in jet black bobs and sleek updo’s with spectactor hats, the overall look was a dramatic restyling of 1920’s glamour.



Joel Reyes brings a bit of good girl and bad girl to his collection with the center image black gown being a stunning number accented with small mirrors bouncing light off at every angle like a disco ball.


Joel Reyes with legendary designer, Carolina Herrera present at the opening night festivities and Reyes at the finish of his show on Tuesday.

Tuesday also showcased the Dominican Republic’s, Alexander Acosta, with an amazing streetwear inspired collection. He is more well known for his female designs, but was specifically asked by the FDLA, founder, Rosario to showcase his menswear looks.

I loved his great use of fun unexpected color for men from fuchsia, red, and ochre being utilized in satins, velvets, and furs.


Joel Reyes and his White Swan | Black Swan ’20’s Inspired Glamour


A fun collection of bomber jackets, kimonos, trousers in novel shapes, and some very fun furs!


Super excited to meet the enthusiastic and high energy Acosta right after his show!

Then, shaking up the evening with the equivalent of an Ibiza beach party was the Venezuelan, Morena Valley swimwear collection. If there was any collection that could get us excited for next spring/summer, this was it.

From her fun flirty models playing with the audience, and the fired up energy of the show, the bright colors and fun patterns of swimsuits, great cut-outs, plunging necks, and metal hardware—it was a party!

Next page- More exciting highlights rounding out Day 2 and 3….Latino designers, video and photos 

Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino, Partner & Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today is President & CEO of Tocaya Design under which she does design consulting for major apparel companies as well as designs, manufactures and markets her women’s lifestyle brand, Tocaya. With 25 years of industry experience most recently as Design Director of KBL Group Intl. Ltd., she has managed large creative design teams. Trevino provides insight on upcoming fashion trends for each season collaborating with designers, merchants and product development teams to help develop brand appropriate apparel. She specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. Having previously worked with private label brands for stores like Kohl’s, NY & Co, White House|Black Market, and Ann Taylor to name a few as well as brands like Lee jeans, Wendy Williams, Brooke Shields Timeless, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Whitney Port, she has the ability to build brands from the design and merchandising process all the way through fitting, production, and marketing.

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