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Celebrate Fashion Week Hispanic heritage month as Latinista™ Fashion Week & Ebsession Creative & Fashion Director curate this highly coveted event to present the NEXT designers in the Fashion industry.


Created by Dee & Co Group, Latinista™ Fashion Week has exploded into a competitive Fashion Week brand that gives established and emerging Latino designers an opportunity to showcase their collections during Fashion Week in New York City.


About Dee Rivera

Dee Rivera has been inspiring women on issues of vision and purpose for over 15 years. She travels addressing audiences ranging from 30 to 15,000 on topics including, “Renewing your DNA–Living Purposeful” “Dream Big” “BrandYou” and more.

Venue for SS18

PUNTO has 3 levels, 4 studios & 4,000 sqf of clean white walls. With a host of amenities & rental options book any combination of our contemporary studios or our entire venue for fashion shows, weddings, meetings, social events & film+ tv production.

Past Shows

Click here to view past shows and the celebs who have graced our red carpet. 


LATINISTA™ Fashion Week started in 2011 with IMAN Cosmetics & Latina Magazine and it is now on its 4th year. Dee Rivera , the Founder of Latinista + Latinista Fashion week says, "the goal was to give high-end designers an opportunity to be  discovered as well as give  new Latino/Latina designers a platform to show their collections during New York Fashion Week"  "We have grown rapidly and now it becomes one of the running and successful fashion platforms during New York Fashion Week not just for Hispanics but for fashion insiders as well. Celebrity Designer Cesar Galindo who joined the runway in 2013 caught the vision and has now joined forces and collaborated with LATINISTA™ to take it to new levels. As well as other designers such as Project Runway designer Shantall Lacayo, + Layanna Aguilar, Celebrity Designers, Chris Barreto, Cenia Paredes and many others!

Dee Rivera has become the Latina Anna Wintour for LATINISTA™ Fashion Week and  featured Cesar Galindo archive of his work January 2015 at the Historic El Museo Del Barrio sponsored by Ralph Pucci and was the first designer to do an exhibit at the museum.

LATINISTA Fashion Week is going National in 2018.




CZAR by Cesar galindo

CZAR by Cesar Galindo Spring 2016, a solid contemporary dress collection with soft separate components and varied edgy statement pieces in a rich palette of lemon lime, fuchsia, slate, cloud grays, purple and color blocked with pop orange, indigo and TECHNO floral prints - A Janice Joplin GLAM 

Moment all wrapped in modern sophistication. Original developed hardware details, Signature CZAR architecturally draped hems and necklines, in beautiful matte jerseys, and fluid crinkle silk chiffons, and crochet lace and tie-dyed fringe.


Layana Aguilar

As a mother, a wife and a fashion designer, her intention is to dress the urban woman who juggles different roles in life while owning her individuality and looking extraordinary!

 Layana differentiates herself by blending her experiences from living in New York City with  her native Brazilian culture. She combines the traditional and innovative, sophistication and comfort, creating a label that exudes sensuality with a feminine attitude that is confidently understated and empowering.

In February 2016, Disney turned to Layana Aguilar to design the Ballgown for its first Latin Princess, "Elena of Avalor". After appearing in season 11 of the fashion design competition show, Project Runway,  Aguilar was later hooked up with Disney through one of the show's judges, Tim Gunn.



In 2009 Chris Barreto in partnership with her husband , the Austrian model Thomas Grassberger, expand the artwork studio, which besides creating paintings for Art exhibitions and Art galleries, launches a fashion line with a limited edition of Art Wear with unique
textiles developed by the artist . Chris also produces custom made garments for artistic performances. In 2010 the studio creates a product line for Home Decor including pillows and exclusive prints for fabrics and wallpapers. With the success of the Home Decor , in 2015 Chris expanded her product line creating in collaboration with the prestigious Classic Rug collection her new line of outstanding Rugs now available at the Luxurious D&D Building in NYC.


Cenia Paredes 

Cenia Paredes grew up in a family dedicated entirely to dress making in her native Domini-can Republic. From an early age she helped her mother choose fabrics, participated in fit-tings and sketched designs for her mother’s clients. By age 11, Cenia was fully immersed into the costume made dress business to help her family. After immigrating to USA at age 20, Cenia graduated Summa cum Laude from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technol-ogy in 2004. She then worked in New York’s competitive fashion district for various re-nowned brands, but always kept her dream of designing her own line as her ultimate goal.





Words from the Artist

"I am an abstract artist from the Bronx with Ecuadorian roots. I mostly work with acrylic ink and watercolors, I tend to focus on abstract geometrical patterns attempting to convey emotions with these different colors and patterns. I like to focus on mental health awareness by making pieces that people can connect and resonate with where they can take something away from and maybe reflect with themselves or just at a time in their daily life. My logo is enrealment and that also is about my beliefs and what I try to get across. This idea “enrealment” is about focusing on both the light and dark sides of life not just being enlightened with the blissful side of life but also have enrealment where one is in all aspects of reality at once and i really resonate with that, I like to embrace the dark parts of life as much as the happy ones and just embrace what makes us human beings, it is a struggle but i still believe its beautiful and I hope my art embodies that."

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