"I believe the future of diversity in the fashion industry is optimistic. Sometimes I like to look back and see how far and how much we have overcome and achieved, and then look forward and see how much more still must be done."
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"As a sustainable brand, Collina Strada can be described fun clothing that has a positive impact and brings uplifting energy to its community."
"Sustainability is another important goal for our company, which the pandemic has also highlighted as a vital issue. In today’s world it is necessary to respect the environment and understand humanity’s impact, and to pass this respect on to future generations. With that in mind, my legacy would be incomplete without values of sustainability."
"When I started interning for Oscar de la Renta, one of the things I brought to the table was a love for color, as well as a boldness in a way that’s definitely prevalent in the culture of any Latin American country."