Gustavo Arango is a true Latino designer working in the American Fashion industry. He was born in Cali, Colombia, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He’s being designing clothes since he was 17 years old. In 1989, his passion for design, color, fashion and constant drive to create took him to New YorkCity. An outstanding student at F. I. T., he excelled from the start and obtained his first job in 1991 as an assistant fashion designer for Pierre Balmain. His appreciation to detail, intricate tailoring and draping techniques, keen eye for luxury and style characterize his successful 30-year career. His brand represents the lifestyle and taste a very chic international jet-set. He designs and supervises his business from his Atelier in San Juan.
Arango launched GUSTAVO his bridge collection of sportswear. His high quality and stylish line of suits soon became appreciated throughout the industry for their fine detailing.
Arango becomes the fashion director of the Bill Blass Suit License.
GUSTAVO ARANGO ATELIER AND FLAGSHIP BOUTIQUE opened in a 4,000 square foot, three-level building at Roosevelt Avenue in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The distribution of the GUSTAVO bridge line and the GUSTAVO ARANGO COUTURE COLLECTION is exclusive to the GUSTAVO ARANGO BOUTIQUES. Plans for the future locations include: Dominican Republic, Miami and New York.
Gustavo Arango launches his SIGNATURE COLLECTION and SHOES at the New York Fashion Weekin Bryant Park.
Gustavo Arango continues presenting his collections trough an international market. His couture designs have been wore by Karla Monroig, Rosellyn Sanchez, Adamarys Lopez, Eva Longoria, Anne Hathaway, Oprah Winfrey and much more.
“Rouge” Fall/Winter, 52 looks were presented on the biggest stadium in the Caribbean, Jose Miguel Agrelot. This Fashion show not only presented the always avant-garde designs of Arango but it was destined to a foundation called SER de Puerto Rico. His philanthropy philosophy continues transcending making a difference in the world with his art.