Latinos have long been making their mark on society but they have been making leaps in the fashion world, as some of the most famous and renowned couture designers are Latinos. Fashion designers like Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera have paved the road for up-and-coming designers who want to bring their talent, designs and in many cases, their own creativity to the runway. With New York’s Fashion Week having wrapped up another season of covetable designs, we thought we should honor the 16 best Latino fashion designers.

Check through our slideshow above to learn a few fast facts about Óscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodríguez, Carolina Herrera, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Lázaro Hernández, Isabel Toledo, Alejandro Ingelmo, Christian Cota, Francisco Costa, Robert Rodríguez, Rafael Cannamo, Adriana Castro, Angel Sánchez, Carlos Campos and Esteban Cortázar.