This previous weekend the Latinx neighborhood cemented its foot within the vogue world with the first-ever Latin American Style Awards within the Dominican Republic on Saturday.
The awards acknowledged regional icons in 13 classes, with greater than 25 international locations collaborating. The occasion’s mission is to honor the area’s heritage, rejoice variety and inclusion, and bolster the way forward for essentially the most excellent Latin American abilities, serving to to form the style trade.
The occasion passed off as a number of Latino designers have spoken up about constructing manufacturers in another way, to be extra inclusive. On the WWD Attire & Retail CEO Summit in October, Willy Chavarria stated he’s been constructing his model to “empower folks.”
“I’ve introduced in folks to work with me who’ve seen oppression or are struggling. They’re queer, they’re brown, they’re chubby — it’s an area to make folks really feel higher about themselves and to really feel as empowered and exquisite as we actually are,” Chavarria stated.
And Raul Lopez of Luar stated he “needed to create an area the place social class didn’t exist … I wasn’t accepted in my neighborhood. I used to be a homosexual boy wanting to decorate up, and I didn’t match the mildew.”
The occasion was based by Latin American vogue legends Constanza Etro and Silvia Argüello and hosted by Dominican actress and singer Leslie Grace, with Argentine-Spanish worldwide vogue mannequin Iván de Pineda. The occasion passed off within the iconic Amphitheater of Altos de Chavón in Casa de Campo.
The three-day occasion kicked off on Thursday with a welcome cocktail at Mare Restaurant, situated at La Cana Golf & Seaside Membership and a part of Puntacana Resort & Membership. On Friday, the Latinx neighborhood gathered for an unique opening evening cocktail and finalists’ showcase for the jury on the historic personal villa of Oscar de la Renta on the Puntacana Resort & Membership. Style trade members, designers and neighborhood supporters, reminiscent of Grace, Pineda, Valentina Ferrer, Tokischa, Haider Ackermann, Anna Dello Russo, Indya Moore, Kean Etro, Carmen Busquets, Chavarria, Lopez, Stella Jean, Elena Velez, Camila Coutinho, Laura Tobón, Babba Rivera and Marina Testino confirmed as much as rejoice.
The awards ceremony showcased star energy from throughout vogue, with a global jury panel, presided over by Colombian designer Haider Ackermann and comprising Elle USA’s editor in chief and Colombian native Nina Garcia; journalist and vogue icon Anna Dello Russo; stylist and i-D world vogue director Carlos Nazario; supermodel, actor, and activist Indya Moore; Fondazione Sozzani artistic director Sara Sozzani Maino; philanthropist, strategic investor and entrepreneur Carmen Busquets; chairman of Digicam Nazionale della Moda Italiana Carlo Capasa; CEO, Council of Style Designers of America Steven Kolb; entrepreneur and artistic director Margherita Maccapani Missoni; head of editorial content material Vogue Mexico & Latin America Karla Martinez De Salas; amongst others.
Winners included: Photographer of the 12 months Camila Falquez, Dominican Republic Native Star Lineisy Montero, Model of the 12 months Luar, Equipment Model of the 12 months Daniela Villegas, and Designer of the 12 months Willy Chavarria.
“The whole lot begins from one individual’s dream. By no means ever neglect about your dream. A dream you dream alone, it’s solely a dream. A dream you dream collectively? It’s actuality,” stated Ackermann as he introduced the award to Chavarria.
“My work is for my household, my associates, it’s for you, it’s for us. Because of the jury, I’m very grateful for this,” stated Chavarria in his acceptance speech. He was introduced with the Menswear Designer of the 12 months award on the CFDA vogue awards Monday evening in New York Metropolis.
The night culminated with Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, as he was awarded with Latin vogue icon of the yr, introduced by Constanza Etro and Silvia Argüello. Balvin honored the massive win with a halftime present efficiency singing a few of his best hits reminiscent of “La Canciòn,” “Reggaeton” and “Mi Gente”
The Latin American Style Awards Trophy was created by modern artist from El Salvador, Studio Lenca, who’s at present based mostly at Tracey Emin’s TKE Studios in London.
The star-studded night culminated at SBG Casa de Campo, the place visitors loved cocktails and danced the evening away, Latin type.
For the complete listing of 2024 Latin American Style Awards nominees, and winners (in daring), see under.
Latin Style Icon of the 12 months
Designer of the 12 months
Willy Chavarria – Mexico
Johanna Ortiz – Colombia
Kate y Laura Mulleavy – Mexico
Raul Lopez – Dominican Republic
Stella Jean – Haiti
Model of the 12 months
Raul Lopez – Dominican Republic
Agua by Agua Bendita – Colombia
Botter – Curaçao / Dominican Republic
Farm Rio – Brazil
Johanna Ortiz – Colombia
Nous Etudions – Argentina
Rising Designer/Model of the 12 months
Karoline Vitto – Brazil
Àcheval – Argentina
Banzo – Mexico
Diotima – Jamaica
Elena Velez – Puerto Rico
Lucas Leão – Brazil
Artisanal Venture of the 12 months
Verdi – Colombia
A New Cross – Colombia
Ayni – Peru
Carla Fernández – Mexico
Joao Maraschin – Brazil
Mozhdeh Matin – Peru
Accountable Venture of the 12 months
Desserto – Mexico
Ecocitex – Chile
Chain – Argentina
Ponto Firme – Brazil
Vístete de Sueños – Venezuela
Equipment Model of the 12 months
Daniela Villegas – Mexico
Fernando Jorge – Brazil
Paula Mendoza – Colombia
Sordo – Venezuela
Style Movie of the 12 months
“Divina” by Ode – Brazil
“Regreso a Venezuela” by Maco Diaz – Venezuela
“Rito” by Mar+Vin – Brazil
“The Desert Spirit” by Mauricio Sierra – Mexico
Mannequin of the 12 months
Hiandra Martínez – Dominican Republic
América González – Venezuela
Devyn García – Cuba
Lineisy Montero – Dominican Republic
Valentine – Mexico
Style Photographer of the 12 months
Camila Falquéz – Colombia & Mexico
Mar + Vin – Brazil
Sofía & Mauro – Argentina
Rising Style Photographer of the 12 months
Elliot & Erick – Cuba
Gleeson Paulino – Brazil
Pedro Napolinario – Brazil
Santiago Sierra – Mexico
Style Artist of the 12 months
Marcelo Gutierrez – Colombia
Chino Castilla – Mexico
Stephania Yepes – Colombia
Dominican Republic Native Star
Lineisy Montero – Mannequin
Giannina Azar – Designer
Indo Mita – Artwork Gallery
Le Blanc Studios – Model
Tiempo de Zafra – Accountable Venture
Yoanny García – Marca de Accesorios
Style Influencer of the 12 months
Zaya Guaraní – Brazil
Babba Rivera – Chile
Camila Coutinho – Brazil
Laura Tobón – Colombia
Marina Testino – Peru
Zucki – Mexico