Yas Gonzalez, where haute couture meets Caribbean flair. The Cuban-American fashion designer studied design and fashion at the Miami University of Art and Design. While still in school Yas launched a successful swimwear line that caught the attention of the fashion industry. This initial success is what motivated Yas to officially start her own line and open the doors to the Yas Gonzalez Boutique and Atelier. Behind the doors of her boutique, one can find anything from a dress for brunch, to a red carpet-worthy piece.
Through the years her portfolio has grown to be something to marvel at. Talent and hard work are evident when you have names like Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Mcqueen, Balmain o Christian Louboutin on your roster! Her designs have decorated various music videos as well star-studded stages and numerous red carpets. From Ricky Martin, to Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga, Yas continues to expand her influence in the fashion world.
So far it seems that there is nothing she won’t do or project she will not take on in order to succeed. Her dedication is clear when looking through the list of magazines and events that have featured her work: People en Español, Vanity Fair, British GQ, House of Coco, Mercedez Benz Swim Week, Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week, South Florida Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. She has also been the main designer at Miami Swim Week for 3 years. Most recently Yas was featured in British Vogue as an up and coming fashion designer.
In her newest project, the Havana Collection, you will get to see Cuba through the designer’s eyes. Each piece was carefully elaborated to truly represent the most beautiful aspects from her home country. The fabric used to craft each piece was created by Yas herself using images that she captured during her last trip to Cuba – such as the floor tiles at her grandmother’s house. The Havana Collection is easy to love, whether you are Cuban and want to wear a piece of home, or you simply want to own a beautifully crafted piece that’s is as unique as it is colorful. After all, la vida es un carnaval (life is a carnival)