PITCH TO LAFS
FINALIST

Latin Designer
of the year

Accessories Designer
of the year

Social Impact Project
of the year

CONGRATULATIONS

TO OUR
2023 PITCH TO LAFS
WINNERS!

Latin Designer
of the year

Maria Elena Villamil - Pitch to LAFS Winner

MARIA ELENA VILLAMIL

Accessories Designer
of the year

Paola Sighinolfi - Pitch to LAFS Winner

PAOLA SIGHINOLFI

Social Impact Project
of the year

Chiara Machiavello Pitch to LAFS Winner

ESCVDO

Meet the judges line up
who participated in our
last edition!

Maria Williams
Senior Buyer- Net-a-Porter
Silvia Tcherassi
Designer
April Hennig
Chief Merchandising Officer-
Moda Operandi
Johanna Ortiz
Designer
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
Stylist
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

What is
PITCH TO LAFS?

Is an annual contest in search for the next big Latin American emerging talents. Five finalists per category present their brands in front of a jury formed by twenty fashion eminences. During the pitch process, the participants receive an in-depth consultancy by Istituto Marangoni’s mentors to perfection their proposal. The winners will obtain outstanding prizes and acknowledgments.

Last Day to apply June 1st

Latin Accessories
Designer of the Year

Latin Designer of
the Year

Positive Impact
Project of the Year

PITCH TO LAFS
Winners

Pitch to lafs Winner latin accessories designer of the year
Pitch to lafs Winner Positive impact project of the year
Pitch to lafs winner 2019
Pitch to lafs winner 2018

The Jury

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.