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PITCH TO LAFS

Meet the 2022 winners

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PITCH TO LAFS

Winners

2022

What an HONOR to see such incredibly talented designers at this year's Pitch to LAFS! We are proud and extremely happy to see how Latin American design and fashion are growing, evolving, and leading the world one designer at a time. Today and always, keep inspiring the world with your incredible brands!

LATIN DESIGNER
OF THE YEAR

Port de Bras

LATIN ACCESSORIES
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Susana Vega Jewelry

POSITIVE IMPACT
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Annaiss yucra

Annaiss Yucra

Winners of
past editions

2019

In 2019 the winner was the renowned Colombian designer Maygel Coronel, who surprised with her proposal and her excellent business strategy. The second place went to Kris Goyri and the third to Collectiva Concepción, both Mexican brands.
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“THE PITCH TO LAFS
is not only a huge acknowledgement,

but also an opportunity to showcase your project and give a big step hand in hand with an extraordinary group of professionals. It is the chance you have to be listened by the fashion industry’s leading professionals and to receive the knowledge to create a solid base for your brand. Winning the Pitch to LAFS gave me the opportunity to be part of Moda Operandi’s showroom, thus becoming part of its family. It was a dream come true!”

- Maygel Coronel

Founder of Maygel Coronel, Colombia.

2018

In 2018 the first prize went to Colombian designer Kika Vargas, whose evolution as a designer and authentic style stood out. After the contest his pieces entered Bergdorf Goodman.
This year, the second place went to Escvdo (Peru) and the third to Sandra Weil (Mexico).
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“The most valuable thing of my
experience at PITCH TO LAFS

was the mentorship, the fact that professionals of the industry with countless connections were able to get to know my brand. For me, that was way more important than the $ 10.000 prize.”

- Kika Vargas

Colombian designer winner of the first Pitch to LAFS,
currently selling the pieces of her eponymous firm at Bergdorf Goodman.

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What is

PITCH TO LAFS?

Pitch to LAFS is an annual contest in search for the next big Latin American emerging talents. Five finalists per category present their brands in front of a jury formed by twenty fashion eminences. During the pitch process, the participants receive an in-depth consultancy by Istituto Marangoni’s mentors to perfection their proposal. The winners will obtain outstanding prizes and acknowledgments.

The

Jury

In each edition, twenty international leaders of the fashion industry participate as juries at Pitch to LAFS. Amongst them, there are respected buyers, important consultants, CEOs, Showroom’s directors, established designers and well-known editors.

 

Ramya Giangola, Esteban Cortázar, Astrid Boutrot, Carmen Busquets, Lisa Pomerantz, Araceli Graham, Trisha Gregory, Sarah Easley, Morena Zabeni, Eva Hughes, Christine Ellis, Luvi Wheelock, Victoria de la Fuente, Hakan Baykam, Ana Faria, Brian Bolke, Daniel Funis, Nathalie Kingham, Kelly Talamas and Valentina Collado were some of the past editions’ jury members. Soon, we will publish the professionals selected for this year.

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PITCH TO LAFS

2022 FINALISTS

Meet our 2022 PITCH TO LAFS FINALISTS.
We are incredibly excited to announce the 5 finalists of Pitch to LAFS in its category
Congratulations! We wish you all the best in the final round!
All pitch members
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The major prize is:
$10,000 USD

– An interview for The LAFS Podcast
– A one-year support from LAFS
– A general admission ticket to LAFS 2022
for the first three winners.
– A personalized course at
Istituto Marangoni Miami.
– Additional prizes will be announced later.

The ten finalists

will have time to prepare their presentations together with the mentors of Istituto Marangoni.
The Pitch to LAFS will take place during this event.

 

The criteria that will be assessed are: business development, creative design, brand authenticity, branding and marketing strategies and market penetration.

Pitch to LAFS group

See you
NEXT SUMMIT!

Observations:
● Discount for flights from or to Miami:
- 10 % discount in Y, B, M, U, K, and H.
- 8 % discount in J and C.
- 7 % discount in L, Q, T, and E.
- 4 % discount in N and R.
- The discount is not applicable in classes D, I, and V.
● Discount not applicable for Basic Economy, Branded Fares, and AM Plus tariffs.
● Discount applicable for all AeroMéxico flights.
● Discount not applicable for flights in shared code.
● Reservations and purchases through the AeroMéxico call center: Groups Desk or Direct Sales Offices.

Additional Information:
● The discount must be applied manually at the moment of the ticket expedition.
● Those interested must present the invitation letter to the summit or the inscription form.
● Name changes are not allowed.
● In case of date or time changes, additional charges could be applied based on the tariff, class, and availability differences.

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