Entrepreneur & CEO
Creative Director | Fashion Producer | Consultant
Who is Albania Rosario? Her story is that of many who come to New York to pursue a dream of making it in the big city. But for Albania, her dreams and aspirations ran deeper than anyone could imagine. When she arrived to New York from the Dominican Republic, she knew she was destined to be something great.
Albania Rosario is the voice, the woman who brought Latin designers to the forefront of New York Fashion week and is the Executive Director & Founder of Fashion Designers of Latin America (FDLA).
"I do not take constructive criticism from people who have never constructed anything."
Who is Albania Rosario? Her story is that of many who come to New York to pursue a dream of making it in the big city. But for Albania, her dreams and aspirations ran deeper than anyone could imagine.
Albania Rosario is the voice, the woman who brought Latin American fashion designers to the forefront of New York Fashion Week and around the world. Albania Rosario is the Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Designers of Latin America. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she uprooted and moved to the New York City with her parents in December of 2000. 18 years old Albania began to pursue her academic career, at CUNY Hunter College. She didn’t even speak English. now she is a successful entrepreneur, she runs multiple business and its the founder and creative director at Fashion Designers of Latin America bringing Latin American designers to the world stage at New York Fashion Week and around the world. In addition to a range of talent from Latin America, the platform has attracted a plethora of talent, including designers such as Michael Costello, Marc Bouwer, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and most recently Carolina Herrera, Custo Barcelona, Gianina Azar among others.
Rosario’s background in advertising marketing and communications has helped her cultivate relationships with her local communities, bringing sponsors to her organization like Delta Air Lines, Hispanic Federation, Moët Hennessy USA, to name a few.
“14 Years ago I was working as a volunteer for NYFW and seeing the lack of opportunities for emergent upcoming Latino designers I had a vision and that vision was to create a platform that will allow Latino designers to be part of the fashion circuit in NYFW” Said Rosario.
10 years later Fashion Designers of Latin America it is that platform that recognizes and expose the outstanding contributions made to Latin America and the world by the Latino fashion designers.
It’s now been 19 years since Rosario, came from not knowing any English to running a global fashion platform that has helped develop Latin American designers to their fullest potential. Click to download full bio.