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.

Categories

Latin Designer of the Year (Women’s RTW) /
Latin Accessories Designer of the Year /
Positive Impact Project of the Year

PITCH TO LAFS
2022 Winners

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!

2022 PITCH TO LAFS WINNER

LATIN DESIGNER
OF THE YEAR

Port de Bras

2022 PITCH TO LAFS WINNER

LATIN ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Susana Vega Jewelry

2022 PITCH TO LAFS WINNER

POSITIVE IMPACT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Annaiss Yucra

PAST EDITIONS
WINNERS

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.
2019 PITCH TO LAFS WINNER

Maygel Coronel

“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!”

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).
2018 PITCH TO LAFS WINNER

Kika Vargas

“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.”

PITCH TO LAFS

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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