Anita Lara

My inspiration comes from my love for my ancestral culture. With it I propose a global trend to new generations, that we celebrate our millenium-old cultures.

Every person has ancestors from different parts of the world, and with Anita Lara I present designs inspired by the culture in my region: Guatemala, where the Mayas were born 3,000 years ago.

Each Anita Lara piece is an expression of art, created with haute couture vanguard designs and with Maya textiles and 'huipiles'.

The 'huipil' is an artistic tradition that comes down from the Maya women, where with much high visual energy they express fantasies filled with forms and colors,  a medium through which they tell the story of their regions. It’s an exquisite art form that deserves to be recognized.

Anita Lara means that every piece is unique in the world, because every 'huipil' is hand-made, and non-repeatable, and thus every woman who wears a Anita Lara piece feels the magic of that honor.

We work with export quality textiles and 'huipiles' that don’t stain or shrink.

At Anita Lara we achieve exceptional pieces thanks to the stark contrast between haute couture vanguard designs and ancestral Maya art.

My dream with this initiative is that the Maya culture is experienced around the world and appreciation for Guatemalan art reaches the highest level.

Anita Lara moments

For the first time in history Guatemala's National Symphony Orchestra performed in matching outfits. The women wore a Anita Lara Gala gown made with satin and a beautiful Maya fabric stitched with black cotton and golden metallic threads.

Anita Lara in the fashion capital of the world.

Anita Lara was a part of a Guatemalan Art exhibit in Taiwan.

Grand Opening of Anita Lara's new store in Guatemala City.

Elisa Vegas, niece of Carolina Herrera, became the first woman in history to direct the National Symphonic Orchestra, seen here wearing Anita Lara.

Guatemala's First Lady Patricia de Morales wearing an Anita Lara handcrafted outfit at the Ibero-American Summit.

Zury Ríos, during her presidential campaign, wearing a beautiful handcrafted jacket in her favorite color.

Miss Guatemala and Miss International 1984 Julieta Urrutia.

Laura Vadillo Urrutia, daughter of Julieta Urrutia, Miss Guatemala 1984, represented Guatemala at Miss International in Tokyo, Japan.

TV presenter Lorraine Quinto wearing Anita Lara.

With a spectacular Anita Lara dress, Melanie Müllers greets the US presidential couple at the Red Cross Gala.

Grammy Award winner Gaby Moreno wearing Anita Lara.

Fashion Shows

Another way that Anita has found to contribute socially is by having fundraiser events, these past two years, she has had 5 Fashion Shows to benefit the works of Valle de Panchoy Foundation, Margarita Tejada Foundation, FundaNiñas, The Rotary Club and Fundecan.

A look at the journey of Anita Lara.