FDLA is delighted to announce that Jose Forteza has been appointed as the new Honorary President of Fashion Designers of Latin America as of August 16th, 2021.

Speaking about the appointment, Albania Rosario, FDLA Group Chief Executive Officer said:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Jose Forteza as our new Honorary President. Forteza serves as senior editor at Condé Nast Mexico & Latino America. We are confident that he will bring the intellectual insight, creativity and empathy that he has shown throughout his career to his new role and we very much look forward to working with him.”

The announcement of Jose Forteza appointment was made the morning of Monday August 16, 2021 during the FDLA Designers digital conference, at which over 200 member from across the FDLA platform were in attendance.

Biography of Jose Forteza:

Born in Havana of Spanish and Cuban descent, Jose Forteza has lived in Europe, Dominican Republic and the United States. Currently, Mr. Forteza is the Senior Editor of Condé Nast (Vogue, GQ and AD) for Mexico and Latin America, has been in Condé Nast Publications for more than 20 years. Master in Journalism and International Relations, José Forteza has been Curator for Latin America of the World Fashion Week, International Advisor for DAB Bolivia, EsSCAD speaker, in the United States; Lecturer at ICEM, Spain; and international jury Barcelona 080, Miami Fashion Week and San José FW. Likewise, he has been a consultant for Country Brand institutions in several Latin American countries. In addition, it acts regularly as consultant and member of the international jury at fashion events in Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. In addition, Forteza has been a consultant for advertising agencies such as Zubi Advertising, in United States. Mr. Forteza began his professional career as a Diplomat as an Attaché Cultural, but he soon derived to the Music Industry as a producer and manager of Jazz artists and Word Music. Simultaneously, he founded the publishing house Ideas Publishing Group, which was later bought by Condé Nast International, with whom they have been for over 20 years. TV writer - Producer and radio host, Mr. Forteza has been nominated for an Emmy Award and is a Producer Grammy Award winner. Fluent in English, French and Spanish. Based in Miami.