Winiela Alvarez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She moved to the United States in 2009 and is currently living in the city of Miami, FL.
She is a fashion designer, founder and CEO of Wini Alvarez Design, LLC. A clothing brand established in Florida since April 05, 2016. Former model and beauty pageant. Her first-hand experience in fashion and beauty by a “fluttery” feeling in her stomach guided her to persuade a Fashion career. Family support has been a fundamental pillar in her life and success. She is currently the Zambrano Foundation President Co- founder.
Winiela started showing interest in art very early on, from a very young age. Her first source of inspiration was her mother, a seamstress who specialized in designing wedding dresses for the most distinguished families in her town as well as her maternal grandmother did. Passion for fashion, sewing and art are in her veins.
“If they cut my veins, I would drain Art.” —Winiela says
Some of Winiela’s most treasured childhood memories are of making dresses with swatches for her dolls while her mother sewed for her clients. She is the fourth of eight siblings, her childhood was filled with love, creativity and family togetherness.
Winiela studied Fashion Illustration at (MASSART) Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and a Fashion Design Bachelor at the Miami International University of Arts and Design.
Studied Italian in Switzerland and English in the USA.
Winiela is also known as an activist, philanthropist who supports human rights, the immigrant community in the U.S. and underprivileged children who have no access to education.
In 2016 She establish her brand and company in 2018 was registered. She is producing her first Couture Collection, while continuing studies at (AiMIU) Miami International University of Art and Design.