Raul Peñaranda, declared by Forbes magazine as "one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs," will proudly debut his Fall/Winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection at Mercedes-Benz's Fashion Week on February 13th. Peñaranda is not just another designer. He's an inspiration. From an impoverished neighborhood in Venezuela to the runways of high fashion, Peñaranda's meteoric rise is a testament to the human spirit, the can-do attitude of a designer unwilling to fail, and a simply unparalleled talent.
"Peñaranda also plays a major role in keeping hundreds of the New York Garment District factory workers employed. He accomplishes this by continuing to manufacture new collections each season, which have grown in demand each run since his 2010 launch. While most high-end NY designers manufacture 80% of their collections in New York, Raul makes it his business to manufacture 100% of his designs in the USA as he continues to build his brand." ~ Forbes.