Tcherassi in 2011

Silvia Tcherassi (born August 21, 1965) is a Miami-based, fashion designer, born in Barranquilla, Colombia.[1]

Personal life and educationEdit

Silvia Tcherassi was born on August 21, 1965 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She started her artistic career as an interior designer and transitioned to fashion design. She then married and had two children, Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi and Mauricio Espinosa Tcherassi. Her daughter followed her mother steps and studies in Parsons School of Design. Her atelier is located in Miami, Florida.


Tcherassi has been described as "revolutionizing the Latin American fashion scene in a definitive way."[2] Elle has described her dresses as "tempting".[3] She once said, "My creations are absolutely designed to serve a woman, from 18 to 50 years old." [2] Her collections have been showcased on the catwalks of Milan and Paris fashion weeks.[4][5][6][7][8]

Her prêt-à-porter anticipated the concept of demi-couture.[9] One of her pieces was included at the “Unbridaled: The Marriage of Tradition and Avant Garde” exhibition in Paris.[9] She was named a chevalier (knight) of the French government's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[10] Tcherassi is the author of the bestseller Elegancia Sin Esfuerzo (Effortless Elegance) published by Random House.[11]

Tcherassi HotelEdit

She is also the owner of the Tcherassi Hotel in Cartagena de Indias.[12][13][14]


  1. ^ "El universo de la diseñadora barranquillera Silvia Tcherassi". El Universal (Colombia). September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  2. ^ a b "Profiles: Silvia Tcherassi". Explore, TACA Airlines. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ Elle. Elle Pub. Co. 1 January 2004. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  4. ^ Woods, Sarah (17 July 2008). Colombia. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 362. ISBN 978-1-84162-242-2. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  5. ^ Cañón, Héctor (2008). Récords y hazañas de colombianos. Editorial Norma. p. 132. ISBN 978-958-45-1525-4. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  6. ^ Textile Asia. Business Press. 1996. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 July 2005). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 66. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  8. ^ Soraya (17 September 2007). Soraya: A Life of Music, a Legacy of Hope. John Wiley and Sons. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-470-17127-1. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  9. ^ a b "De visita Silvia Tcherassi". El Nuevo Día. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ "Estos son los 'cracks' de la moda colombiana". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 22 October 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  11. ^ Olivera, Daisy. "Silvia Tcherassi celebra apertura". El Nuevo Herald.
  12. ^ Tamara Gonzalez Litman (23 October 2017). "Silvia Tcherassi sube la persiana de su nueva tienda en Cali" (in Spanish). Fashion New York. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  13. ^ María Mercedes (6 June 2017). "Silvia Tcherassi es la diseñadora invitada de DMODA" (in Spanish). Metro RD. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  14. ^ "El hotel de Silvia Tcherassi, en el top 10 de hoteles de diseñadores". El Heraldo (in Spanish). 19 May 2016. Retrieved 2018-04-03.

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