Born and raised in Brazil, Layana Aguilar aims to capture the Brazilian culture with a twist by combining the sophisticated feel of New York, where she now lives. Layana graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2010 and shortly after received the Hilton Hollis Award. She was a participant of Project Runway Season 11 and has collaborated a design worn by model and television host, Heidi Klum. Among her many accomplishments as a fashion designer, she also recently debuted her LAYANA AGUILAR Fall/Winter collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2013. This year she will be presenting her cocktail and red carpet designs for the first time at LA Fashion Week. Visit Layana Aguilar to shop collections and watch a web series of her journey through New York Fashion Week.