Groundbreaking Evening at LA Fashion Week for Latinos


By/Por:  Leah Bergman

Photo Credits:  Leah Bergman

For the first time during LA Fashion Week, Latino designers have been showcased in back to back shows called “Estrellas de Moda” benefitting the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.  Veronica Kerzner, Co-founder of Style Fashion Week, said “I’m getting back to my roots, and I wanted to do this in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.”

The show highlighted three designers:  Adolfo Sanchez, Mario de la Torre, and House of Glaudi.


Mario de la Torre’s collection featured classic lines. His line was symbolic of the personal tragedy he has encountered with the recent death of his father.  He usually strays away from black, but he said.  “My line goes from darkness to light.”  He also spoke of how he celebrates the form of a woman and included a maternity gown.


Johana Hernandez, known for her couture line of Glaudi, launched her fun and flirty collection at Style Fashion Week, House of Glaudi.  She said, “This is for the everyday woman.”  When asked about her participation honoring Hispanic Heritage month she said that she likes to design for every woman, but “I’m a Latina girl.  I’m young and I grew up in Compton.  I like to be true to my roots.”  She continued with, “I’m a Salvadorian girl that was born here and I’m very proud of that” She is an internationally known designer who has traveled all of the world and has a zest for life; however, she has not forgotten her humble beginnings. She said, “ I love sharing. I love uniting cultures together.”



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Adolfo Sanchez

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