Company Designers lead the brand in creating designs for our tailored and sportwear clothing lines, including accessories. Leading the vision of the company by bringing into life designs and products that our customers love, our designers travel the world to be inspired by new trends and meet with the best fabric sources to bring excellence in quality and workmanship. They also tour primary fashion markets to meet with customers for special orders.
Fall/Winter 2022 travels include Spain, Italy, France, and Dominican Republic. Twice a year, designers visit New York, Las Vegas San Francisco and Dallas to meet with customers with booked appointments. Company stylists are assigned certain markets and coordinate all designers visits to ensure an extraordinary tailoring and service.
Leonardo Cordero Suria, CEO & Chief Fashion Designer While studying fashion design and textile science at the Philadelphia campus of the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Leonardo decided to join the family business after completing his masters degree. He became the company vice president in 1993, and led efforts to convert the retail menswear Caribbean company into a solid and dynamic enterprise.
In 2004 he became chief executive officer and led efforts to transform the multi-brand offerings into a mono-brand. Since then, the designer has presented over 20 collections in re-known fashion runways, such as, San Juan Moda, Dominicana Moda, RDFW, among other. Under his leadership and creativity, the brand has continuously evolved over the years as a men’s tailoring bespoke powerhouse, focusing on designer collection lines, custom made programs for men and women, and ready to wear collections.
Ana Sofia Cordero Mellado, Fashion Director & Head Fashion Designer The young designer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising & Design from Southern Illinois University. Later, finished her masters degree in Fashion Design Womenswear from Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy. Following her masters degree in Milan and working experiences in Florence, Italy with designer Sonia Beconcini, Ana Sofia begins to work at Leonardo Fifth Avenue as Fashion Director. Along with head designer, Leonardo Cordero-Suria, Ana Sofia has been at the forefront of the brand’s continuous development of more innovative forms of tailoring, particularly in women’s tailoring, converting the brand into an international lifestyle fashion brand.
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