ABOUT THE LABEL:
IRISHLATINA is a sustainable clothing brand offering seasonless pieces made from post-consumer products. Keeping clothing out of landfills by reusing them as fabric, and by producing under a “slow fashion” model, IRISHLATINA strives to make a positive impact on the fashion industry.
Based between New York and Los Angeles, IRISHLATINA is inspired by a mix of cultures and coasts.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Rebecca Rivera established the brand IRISHLATINA before ever attending design school. Born and raised in Southern California, Rivera studied Costume Design for the Theatre before graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
While in her last semester, Rivera was chosen to compete in the annual FUSION runway show. A competition between 15 of the top designers from both Parsons and FIT. Upon graduating, Rivera qualified for the top 50 in the MUUSE X Vogue Talents Young Vision Award Competition.
For her label, IRISHLATINA, Rivera fuses the casual silhouettes of street wear with the time-honored tradition of old world quilting techniques reminiscent of when garments were made at home.
She recently presented her Spring/Summer 2017 collection at LA Fashion Week to rave reviews. “Rebecca Rivera showed off her skills as a mix master of the literal and figurative.” -Khanh T.L. Tran for WWD