Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is an annual celebration of Hispanic Americans and their influence on the culture and history of the United States. With roots spanning Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, the Latinx community and its rich diversity have inspired many designers who share this common experience. Here we highlight 10 Latinx-owned fashion and accessory brands you must know.
Our top picks include Tach Clothing, an Instagram favorite known for its colorful knitwear designs. Gauge81 is loved for its timeless mini dresses, while BARRAGN creates experimental styles that bridge the gap between fashion and art. MOZH MOZH aims to preserve Peruvian textiles by working with local artisans. In the same spirit, Selva negra strives to maintain a sustainable supply chain with ethically sourced materials. In the accessories, we put the Puerto Rican imprint in the spotlight Hernan Herdez and Mola Sasa, of which the latter collaborates with the indigenous communities of Colombia for its collections.
Read on for some of our favorite brands owned by Latinx.
The eponymous label of Mexican designer Victor BarragÃ¡n, BARRAGÃN is one of the hottest names in the New York fashion scene. Appreciated for its experimental designs, the brand blurs the line between fashion and art with flowing garments with contrasting fabrics and prints.
Founded by an American-Mexican content creator Desi Perkins, DEZI was launched in 2020 with a range of eyeglasses that are causing a stir. With designs inspired by travel and personal experiences of YouTuber beauty, the brand is loved for their stylish and affordable frames.
Founded by Colombian designer Monika Silva, Gauge81 is a must-have brand for chic basics and evening wear. Among her collections you will find many retro-inspired mini dresses perfect for a weekend brunch or a night out.
HernÃ¡n Herdez, owned by Puerto Rican designer Melissa Hernandez, uses recycled materials to create timeless jewelry. Her handmade earrings and bracelets are crafted in organic shapes, while her brass and silver rings are adorned with colorful gemstones.
Mola Sasa founder Yasmin Sabet celebrates her roots by collaborating with diverse indigenous communities in Colombia. The works of local artisans, including traditional textiles, are incorporated into the brand’s handbags and top-handle pouches, as well as earrings and bracelets.
MOZH MOZH is a women’s clothing brand that strives to preserve Peruvian traditions by working with female artisans from indigenous villages, while using local materials such as alpaca, cotton, wool and natural rubber.
Based in Brooklyn, Mexico City-born designer Sabrina Olivera aims to tell positive stories through her clothes. Her latest project “Everybody’s Darling” explores self-confidence and security, celebrating hyper-femininity, curves and sensuality.
Selva Negra is a ready-to-wear brand founded by Kristen Gonzalez. With durability and affordability in mind, the included size designs are offered at affordable prices and are carefully produced with ethically sourced materials.
Simonett is both an independent boutique and a ready-to-wear brand. Founded by Simonett Pereira, the brand creates fluid and timeless models that can be worn all year round. Simonett is committed to maintaining a transparent supply chain with the goal of becoming a sustainable business.
Popular on social media, Tach Clothing is loved for its whimsical knit cardigans made locally in Uruguay. Inspired by vintage clothing, her pieces feature colorful threads woven into cute shapes and patterns.