More about winner Shantall Lacayo
Lacayo is a Managua-born designer who has made a name for herself and is considered a “pioneer” in Central America, according to her website.
Art has been part of Lacayo’s life for as long as she can remember. Her mother owned an art gallery: Museo-Galeria Genesis.
At just 6 years old, Lacayo designed her first dress and ten years later she got a job as a designer for a dance production company, Compañía de Danza Ilusiones.
She made her debut in the design world in 2010 when she was selected as a contestant for Project Runway Latin America. She made it to the final lap and placed second, but was striving for more.
After participating in Project Runway, she and her mother, Lauren Lacayo, founded their company, Shantall Lacayo Designs, SA
The two now work closely together to create a brand that will be remembered.