Liz Black’s timeless aesthetic comprising pure, minimal forms and elegant lines has won her in only four years a loyal celebrity fan base and impressive fashion credentials. Last year, she was invited to participate in the Commonwealth Games’ Fashion Showcase, and was commissioned a set of exclusive pieces by renowned luxury e-tailer Luisa Via Roma. She also created capsule collection for British retail giant River Island, making her the first Venezuelan and Latin American fashion designer ever to collaborate with a major high street brand.
Colombian-born Marcela Velez and Melissa Losada present a prime example of the exceptional talent that can come out of Latin America. It was only two years ago when they launched their luxury handbag label M2Malletier, and in this short time, the brand has positioned itself as a leading emergent luxury name. A perfect balance between modern and minimal style, their the recognizable signature ‘needle’ handle – inspired by medieval armour and medical instruments – has been sported by the likes of Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett, just to name a few.