By Daisy Carrera

[Photo by Jacinto Ariza]

The countdown for Latino Fashion Week begins! For its 7th year in the running, Latino Fashion Week (LFW) will be held October 1-5, 2013 at Block Thirty Seven in downtown Chicago. LFW is a series in a league all its own, honoring the best of creative Latinos in the fashion industry.

This year’s theme is “The Journey” and it is truly a celebration of the work and accomplishments the organization has seen since its beginning. Latino Fashion Week brings local, national, and international designers, models. media and fashion supporters of all kinds. It is a week-long series of events dedicated to showcasing Latino fashion in the United States.

Founders Arabel Alva Rosales of Mexican descent and Cesar Colon Jr. of Puerto Rican descent began LFW seven years ago and it has grown into nation wide tour ever since. With past shows in Dallas, Miami, and Chicago, Latino Fashion Week has been captivating the attention of Latino-American fashion designers and supporters on a national scale.

Latino Fashion Week has also seen works by designers from different parts of Latin America such as Mexico, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. It is truly an amazing way for Latino creatives to gather, build relationships and gain inspiration from one another.

Latino musical artists will also be present to spice up the event and get the positive energy flowing. Taking place in Chicago, the local series will also include various restaurants, boutiques, and media outlets from around the city supporting the Latino Fashion Week cause.

Check out the LFW list of upcoming events and the Gozamos Event Calendar this week to learn more about what Latino Fashion Week has to offer this year. The Gozamos team will definitely be in attendance as well so be sure to follow us October 1st through the 5th for live updates!

To get a glimpse at what is to come, watch the Latino Fashion Week 2013 promo video below.

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