SHANTALL LACAYO S.A is an artistic luxury handmade brand created by Nicaraguan designer Shantall Lacayo, former participant of Project Runway Latin America 2010. Shantall is considered a pioneer of Fashion Design in her country and all over Central America and a promoter of Nicaraguan art and culture around the world.
Going back to her roots, Lacayo recalls being surrounded by art as long as she can remember. She was born in Managua, on May 1984 and was raised by her mother Lauren Lacayo, who owned an Art Gallery.“ Museo-Galeria Genesis” it was a very special place where Shantall grew up surrounded by the creativity and eccentricity of the Plastic Artisans and their artwork. With the unconditional support of her mother, who is Shantall’s main business partner, from a very young age Shantall started pursuing her career as a Fashion Designer that leads her to Argentina where she studies Fashion Design at EAMODA.
Now a day, SHANTALL LACAYO S.A is a family business that has the main purpose of creating unique designs that are produced with social conscience. Every single piece is carefully elaborated by a team of talented women that work in the company’s small workshop in Nicaragua. Another brand’s main characteristics is the great cultural and artistic value that exists within each design. Through the creation of original fabric prints and tactile material, Shantall incorporates the inspiration she gets from plastic artisans and their historical and modern artwork. The brand also has the unique imprint of reinterpreting national autochthonous elements in order to retake and promote Latin American cultural roots. the brand works with local experienced artisans that have been part of the team for years.
Some of the brand's recent achievements include, NYFW-FDLA 2019, “My Little Pony” collection featuring with HASBRO 2017 , MIAMI FASHION WEEK 2017, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Panamá 2012-2017 Who's Next Paris 2014, Capsule Show New York 2014. Also, it has been featured in magazines and international media such as Harper’s Bazaar Argentina, Vogue y Revista Siempre Mujer New York, Forbes, Nexos de AA, Vanidades, Hola.com, Univisión, El Nuevo Herald, Diario Las Américas, E-Entertainment, HOLA! TV, Glamour México, People en español, among others.