Latin American designers are dressing Hollywood starlets

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From Emma Watson to Lady Gaga, clothes and accessories made by artists of said region are conquering the world

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Lady Gaga is famous for her bold, unique way of dressing. When she wants more of a discrete look, she goes to Gladys Tamez, a Mexican hat designer that has the famous singer wearing her creations all over the world.

The cover of the album Joanne shows a light pink hat that was made by Tamez. At the 2016 Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show, Gaga wore a black glittery headpiece while performing her song A-YO/John Wayne. It contained 45,700 Swarovski crystals and 60 hand-beaded streamers. It required a team of 10 craftspeople and over 300 hours to make, according to WWD.

Santiago Artemis is a 25-year-old Argentinean designer. He is one of the few privileged designers to dress pop icon Britney Spears. He has a unique way of combining rough fabrics and delicate silhouettes.

Artemis´ creations have being evolving since his first fashion show in 2014 but has kept his vision intact. For his latest show, he moved away from shiny dresses to mature wear-to-office outfits

Other Hollywood starlets like Emma Watson and Gwyneth Paltrow are walking down red carpets in various Edgardo Osorio creations. Founder of the brand Aquazzura, the Colombian designer, combines Italian sophistication, fresh ideas, and sensuality.

Osorio understands the hard time that women have when wearing heels but also recognizes the fact that the right pair of shoes can make a woman feel invincible. That’s why his brand focuses on soft and light materials to make the perfect combination of comfortableness.

From Santiago, Chile to the world, Raquel Gremler is making costumes for stars like Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe. This Chilean designer has been part of the wardrobe department for 17 Hollywood productions. Among them are “Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)” , “Miss Peregrine´s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)”, and most recently “The Mummy (2017)”.

Gremler´s journey began in 2010 when she became a part of Janty Yates´ crew for the movie “Robin Hood”. Since then, she has worked with directors like Ridley Scott and Tim Burton. This South American designer does not limit herself to Hollywood movies, she was also part of the styling team of Taylor Swift´s fragrance promotion video.

Remember the stunning blue dress Kate Middleton wore to announce her engagement to Prince William back in 2010? It was a one of a kind dress made by Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel. The low V cut and knee-high design made famous the Latin-American-born brand.

The Duchess is not particularly a Hollywood starlet but the look she wore that day will be remembered for years to come. Other Issa fans are Keira Knightley, Sharon Stone, and even Madonna who wore a flying duck-printed satin blouse to the interview with Hamish Bowles.

LatinAmerican Post | Mariana Sandoval
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