Layana Aguilar Biography
New York, London, and Paris are popular for being trendsetters in the world of fashion. In this article, we give you someone who is doing a combination of New York and Brazil. Layana Aguilar,37, is a Brazilian-born fashion designer based in New York City. She is also the founder of the Fashion Squad School, which educates children about fashion. At the core of her fashion design is a modern woman having elegant clothes designed for all occasions.
Layana Aguilar Age and Husband
Layana was born on 2nd July 1985 in Governador Valadares and raised in a small town in the State of Minas Gerais. Her grandmother was instrumental in shaping the person she would become in the future as she taught Aguilar sewing.
She went to New York to study and try a hand at fashion. She met and married her husband Philp Hordijk, a real estate broker and founder of New York Casas. The two are blessed with two children.
Layana Aguilar Education and Career
Her passion for fashion from a young age led Aguilar to join the Fashion Institute of Technology, the College of world-renowned designers such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, and other celebrities. While in school, Layana had the opportunity to intern as an assistant designer at Wes Gordon and Carlos Campos.
She had her first working opportunity as the Atelier Design assistant at Oscar de la Renta where her friend who was interning there helped Layan set up an interview. Her responsibilities were researching the best colors, trims, and fabrics for the market and attending product development meetings.
In 2011, she joined Renzo + Kai as a designer. Her roles were sketching apparel designs, presenting concepts, and communicating with local and foreign vendors. All of her work experience was preparing her to become a worldly recognized designer.
Her breakthrough came in 2012 when she participated in Project Runway Season 11. At the show, she had the opportunity to design the Uniform for Spin New York Lounge and a design worn by Heidi Klum in a commercial for Surprise fragrance.
After this show, Aguilar became a highly sought-after designer. She later teamed up with Disney to design the Ballgown for its first Latin Princess, “Elena of Avalor” and other popular designers in the United States.
In May 2019, she started the Fashion Squad School LLC, which has a mission of teaching children to become designers at their age. Aguilar plans to nurture creativity, confidence, and valuable skills in children from age 5.
Layana Aguilar Fashion Design
Aguilar’s unique style of combining South American and New York fashions makes her clothes unique and competitive. She combines sexy and elegance in all seasons’ clothes.
In an interview with Soul Brazil, Layana confessed that her heritage has been vital in shaping the person she is. Layana also stated that her designs are an extension of what she feels inside. She is also passionate about a clean environment.
Aguilar leads in promoting the preservation and conservation of the environment through promoting environment-friendly campaigns. Aguilar participated in community work as the Guest of honor at the Red Cross Youth, a fundraising event that celebrated the achievements of red cross activists and civic volunteers.
Layana Aguilar, Height, Weight, and Net Worth
From a girl with a passion for changing the world with fashion to finally coming to realize it. Aguilar has become a notable figure in the fashion industry and she has not shown indications of slowing. She keeps her followers updated with the latest fashions on her Instagram pages and website where all business happens.
She also started a fashion school to keep fashion alive. Her contribution to the world has made her a wealthy woman. Aguilar’s net worth could be not less than $5 million based on her work. Her physique is also an addition to her excellent skills and personality. Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches and her weight is 60kg.