Fashion Designer-Founder of LEMLOREN & Professor
I am from Puerto Rico based in Paris. Currently, I am a professor at the Fashion Design Bachelor Program at the International Fashion Academy in Paris. I teach Textile Technology & Sustainability I and II.
I’ve been working in the fashion industry for over more than 10 years now between Puerto Rico, New York and now Paris.
After all these years working in the industry, I decided to make a MA program in Contemporary Fashion Design based in Paris and Florence, Italy. During my MA I started working in different fashion companies such as Raff Simons, Banana Republic-Gap, Inc., etc.
In my last year of my MA, I made a thesis capsule collection which was inspired by the rhythms of Afro-Puerto Rican music and dancing steps, knows as Bomba. In which, I decided to relaunch my brand in a more ethical and sustainable way. This collection I explored new ways of creating sustainable wearable pieces based on scraps and craftsmanship. The collection was selected by a jury to present in the last January 2019 in the Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week.
From there, I kept continuing working on sustainability and in the meantime, I give seminars in other schools and events in Puerto Rico, New York, and Latin America about what is sustainability and how we can integrate sustainability in our creative process and projects. Also, I am the creative director of my own brand label LEMLOREN.