Vogue – On Saturday, the second edition of the Latin American Fashion Summit concluded in Cartagena, Colombia, with a designer competition. Maygel Coronel, who makes luxury swimwear, won the $10,000 prize.

The four-day conference and networking event is the brainchild of Estefania Lacayo, a Nicaraguan New Yorker with 17 years of experience in the fashion business, and Samantha Tams, a retail specialist. They launched the project in 2018 to help Latin American creatives and entrepreneurs who had previously had little-to-no access to the industry’s international decision makers. With the promise of panels, workshops, and dinners at home, Lacayo and Tams lured the likes of Carolina Herrera and Francisco Costa, entrepreneur Carmen Busquets, jeweler Ana Khouri, Matches Fashion’s Natalie Kingham, and Colombia’s own rising star Johanna Ortiz to the summit, and 600 attendees participated…

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