Often indelibly associated with an illiberal cult of personality, when it comes to fashion, no brand is borne upon a single back. Best exemplifying (and celebrating) the power of teamwork within atelier-based artistry is Lafayette 148 New York, a commandingly cosmopolitan line for the modern woman poignantly permeating our sunny shores. Spearheaded by CEO & Founder Deirdre Quinn, Chief Creative Officer Barbara Gast and Creative Director Emily Smith, Lafayette 148 New York’s Sino-influenced professional pieces effortlessly broadcast the well-oiled machinations at the harmonious heart of this expansive brand while simultaneously encouraging and enlivening the increasingly emergent woman of today. Interested in seeing some of this glamorous garb in person? Lafayette 148 New York has a number of notable locations in South Florida, including their recently opened boutique at Brickell City Centre; Lafayette148NY.com.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.