"solstice" Fall 2016 Collection Constanza Oquendo | Constanza Oquendo since 2012 | Constanza Oquendo was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1988. Since an early stage she developed an interest in fashion and passion to create. Without taking aside her true calling pursued a Bachelor Degree in Media Communication, by the third year of this journey she simultaneously took a Basic Tailoring and Pattern making course. A year after, suddenly she saw herself managing a small workshop inside her apartment; people were starting to get notice of her talent.
Since that time and still, Venezuela is going through a very volatile and tremendously unstable phase; economically, socially and politically. Despite that and against all odds; right after she received her BA launched her own fashion label in July 2012, which was a challenge,
As a result of hard work, the brand received hundred of favorable publications, gain a solid private clientele and Constanza became one of the leading high end fashion designers in the country. Even got to be considered by Haper’s Bazaar Latin America as “One of 10 designers to keep an eye on from around the world”.
Because the social obstacles in the country were becoming threatening, she decided to move to NYC in 2015 and enrolled herself in a Fashion New Media Graduate Program at Pratt Institute, had two PR internship experiences, one at Zac Posen in the same year and Coach in 2016 as their Global Brand Communication/PR Intern which finalized in May 2016 along with her graduate studies. Now she is eager to start growing her brand internationally.
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