About

About Us

 

LATINO FASHION WEEK® |LFW™| is the only full week and tour dedicated to Latino Fashion in the United States, showcasing top Latino designers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. LFW is a multi-day branded entertainment environment providing opportunities for fashion designers and sponsors to come face-to-face with primary celebrities, musical talent, media and consumers. LFW also includes Model’s Night Out™, a fashionable way to raise funds and create awareness for great causes. LFW is not just a fashion show. It is a movement. “By Latinos, For Everyone.”

 

 

Mission

Latino Fashion Week® was created to support the talent of local, national and international Latino designers and is the premier resource institution for those in the Latino Fashion Industry.

2016 Theme

In its tenth year, the theme for LATINO FASHION WEEK®, “A Decade of Elegance,” celebrates the ability to create fashion that is elegant, beautiful to the eyes, stimulating to the spirit and forever imprinted on the soul. LFW™ is a showcase of all that is fashion during the 2016 Tour in the cities of Miami and our hometown Chicago. The Chicago three-day event will include runway shows, celebrity appearances, VIP receptions, Fashion Lounges and much more. Each day reaches a different target market. “Join the Movement.”

 

Co-Founders and Producers

ARABEL ALVA ROSALES, J.D.

An entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience, that has been described in Chicago Magazine as a “Renaissance Woman” because of her ability to discuss concerns on Wall Street, global issues and what is happening in our communities. Arabel serves on the Chicago Mayor’s Fashion Council and is the CEO & President of AAR & Assocs. LTD., a successful information technology & management consulting firm.

CESAR ROLON, JR. 

A media expert with over 15 years of experience; he is CEO of Imagen Marketing Consultants, advisor to Pro Export Colombia - apparel and textile, publicist for Sony Discos; named by Hispanic Executive Magazine as “Chicago’s Marketing Crusader”.