Born July 7, 1966 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first of four children, Luis Antonio started designing since his early years in High School. After a couple of years in the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, Luis Antonio returns to Puerto Rico were he began working in designing his ready-to-wear collection.Luis Antonio’s label quickly became a household name among society women. His collections are modern and cosmopolitan, yet they posses a romantic, feminine quality about them which has been the reflection of Luis Antonio’s staple over the years. His use of ruffles, bows, vibrant colors, soft silhouettes and evening wear, characterizes his creativeness and architectural vision over the past two decades. Luis Antonio’s label also produces casual and formal, menswear and in recent years, his own shoe design-line by famous shoe franchise, NOVUS, INC.
Luis Antonio has been hired by such companies as Pepsi, Budwiser, Cover Girl, Coors, Heineken, Mercedes Benz, etc. to dress their models.
Most recently, Luis Antonio designed the complete wardrobe of the Actress, Mia Maestro for her Canadian movie: Meant to Be, as well as the wardrobe used in the store of her designer character. In addition, his designs were shown in top magazine covers, and he has worked as the personal designer for stars such as, Gisselle Blondet, Barbara Bermudo, Adamaris Lopez, Dayanara Torres, Luis Fonsi, Jackie Guerrido, Melina Leon, Mirka Dellanos, Ivy Queen, Astrid Muñoz, Kani Garcia. As well as International renowned stars like: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Don Omar, Amaury Nolasco (Prision Break), Jennifer Morrison (House), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Paulina Rubio and many more. On the business side, he opened a flagship store in San Patricio Town Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will soon open an atelier in Miami, Florida.
He has been a mainstay of the Puerto Rican fashion scene for the past 20 years, in which he has presented 2 collections each year in partnership with different non-profit organizations such as the Ricky Martin Foundation, the American Society for Cancer (Puerto Rico Division) and the Alas a la Mujer Fundation, among others.
Luis Antonio has become famous and consistent in the ever changing and competitive fashion world, because after 20 years, his work continues to blend elegance, luxury and ease. His pieces are eclectic, subtle yet with a touch of chic, gothic and retro. Luis Antonio has defined the standards of elegance and the best is yet to be seen.