PITCH TO LAFS are officially open

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for to showcase your talent, creativity, and passion.
is an annual contest dedicated to uncovering the next big talents from Latin America. Among hundreds of applicants, only fifteen finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their brand and business models on the final day of the Miami Summit. These finalists will face a distinguished jury comprising CEOs, Fashion Directors, Buyers, Established Designers, Stylists, Editors, and Consultants—some of the most influential figures in the fashion world
During the intense pitch sessions, the jury evaluates each finalist based on specific criteria. The winners are then announced during the Closing Ceremony Gala, a momentous occasion attended by all summit attendees. The prizes are not just financial; they include coveted opportunities like trunk shows with retailers, mentorship sessions, and, most significantly, enhanced visibility within the fashion industry. It’s a journey that starts with over 1500 carefully reviewed applications, leading to the spotlight shining on the brightest stars in Latin American fashion.
For any inquiries, please contact info@lafs.com

Latin Designer of the year


Accessories Designer of the year


Social Impact Project of the year


In each edition, twenty international leaders of the fashion industry participate as juries at Pitch to LAFS. Amongst them, there are respected buyers, important consultants, CEOs, Showroom’s directors, established designers and well-known editors.

Ramya Giangola, Esteban Cortázar, Astrid Boutrot, Carmen Busquets, Araceli Graham, Trisha Gregory, Sarah Easley, Morena Zabeni, Eva Hughes, Christine Ellis, Luvi Wheelock, Victoria de la Fuente, Hakan Baykam, Ana Faria, Brian Bolke, Daniel Funis, Nathalie Kingham, Kelly Talamas and Valentina Collado were some of the past editions’ jury members. Soon, we will publish the professionals selected for this year!


Maria Williams
Senior Buyer- Net-a-Porter
Silvia Tcherassi
April Hennig
Chief Merchandising Officer-
Moda Operandi
Johanna Ortiz
Molly Nutter
President- ByGeorge
Alejandra Caro
Marketing Director- Harrods
Jen Daft
GMM of Apparel- Shopbop
Arielle Siboni
RTW Fashion Director- Bloomingdales
Trisha Gregory
Chief Brand Officer-
Luxury Stores at Amazon
Beth Buccini
Owner & Founder- Kirna Zabete
Ana Khouri
Jewelry Designer
Fabricio Cardenas
Head of Growth – PSYKHE AI

Divya Mathur
Fashion & Retail Executive

Ramya Giangola
Founder- Gogoluxe

Stacey Caldwell
Founder – Caldwell Creative Studio
Eva Hughes
Business & Leadership Expert
Donata Minelli
CEO- Ulla Johnson
Alan Bursztyn
Owner, Malva Department Store
Rickie de Sole
Women’s Fashion &
Editorial Director- Nordstrom
Shira Sue Carmi
CEO- Altuzarra
Irma Martínez
Sarah Easley
Founder & CEO MaisonMarché

Carmen Busquets

Entrepreneur, Strategic Investor, and Philanthropist

Stephanie Horton

Senior Director, Global Consumer Marketing, Commerce at Google

Nina Farran

Founder & CEO of Fashionkind

Morena Zabeni

Founder of Winwood Fashion Showroom