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BornMarisol Luna
(1967-06-20) June 20, 1967 (age 52)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Occupationfashion designer
Years active  1989–present
Spouse(s)Jonathan Washburn Cole
Websitemarisoldeluna.com

Marisol Deluna is an American fashion designer based in New York who specializes in colorful printed accessories, apparel and home décor sold under the label Marisol Deluna New York.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born on June 20,1967 to Rudolfo (Rudy) and Peggy Luna in San Antonio, Texas,[2][3] Deluna uses her family's original Spanish surname.[2] She grew up in the San Antonio suburb of Alamo Heights, Texas. Her father is a retired aerial cartographer and mother is a museum docent[2][4] and is one of six children.[5]

She graduated in 1985 from Alamo Heights High School, is an alumna of the Kansas City Art Institute and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.[2][6]

Career[edit]

Deluna started her fashion and textile design career in New York's Garment District in 1989 with an entry level position.[4]

In 1997, Deluna By Design, Inc. began offering accessories and custom designs. Marisol Deluna New York LLC followed with a direct to consumer lifestyle brand which include accessories, apparel and home décor. All items are sold under the label Marisol Deluna New York.[7][8][9][10]

She depends on color, designs her own intricate textile prints by hand and often relies on silk screening.[11][7][12][13]

Her company offers, "New York Designed. Texas Made." products to promote manufacturing in the United States.[14][15]

As a child, Deluna was a Girl Scout.[16][17] She has continued her affiliation by creating official uniform accessories for the Girl Scouts of the USA.[18][16][17]

During New York Fashion Week, Marisol has casted Project Runway’s first transgender model Mimi Tao.[19][20] Additionally, Deluna embraces ethnic diversity and encourages her models to smile during shows.[21][22][23]

Harlem milliner Rod Keenan is a longtime friend and has collaborated with Marisol.[24][25][26]

In 2012, Deluna received a Presidential Commendation from the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in America, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for her charitable outreach and professional achievement.[27]

Marisol was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in 2018 for her contribution to the arts.[28]

Foundation[edit]

The Marisol Deluna Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit which supports a Fashion Initiative for those interested in fashion and design arts in her home state of Texas.[18][8] Since 2015, the foundation has been located in the La Villita Historic Arts Village in downtown San Antonio near the San Antonio River Walk.[15][29][30]

The foundation's Linda Luna Duffy Creative Hope Initiative was created for the inclusion of those with special needs in an artistic manner.[8] Duffy was a public school educator and Deluna's older sister who succumbed to ALS in 2017.[31][8]

In 2018, the foundation hosted its inaugural community fashion show as an official SA300 event in partnership with San Antonio to commemorate the city's Tricentennial.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Marisol is married to Jonathan Washburn Cole.[2][33] The couple have no children and live in Lower Manhattan.[4][34]

She is an alumnae of Alpha Phi,[35] member of the Fashion Institute of Technology Couture Council,[36][37] is an executive member of Fashion Group International[38], is a supporter of Housing Works[12][39] and has participated with a PSA for Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project.[40]

References[edit]

  1. Rodriguez, Andi (March 23, 2018). "GOOD WORKS SA: How one woman is making giving back fashionable". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "The New York Times Style Weddings". June 13, 1999. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  3. "Zimbio/Getty Images". February 16, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Meet Marisol". Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  5. Hiller, Jennifer (July 6, 2017). "Duffy, 60 was a special education teacher". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  6. Miller, Carole (October 7, 2009). "Alamo Heights ISD packs 100 years of history into a weeklong party". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Shopping Local". Rio Magazine. November 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "NYFW with Marisol Deluna". Talking Style. September 13, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  9. "Igne Ferro and John Lyle Design Launch". Business of Home. November 14, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  10. Hamilton, Rio (November 24, 2018). "Chic Affair Igne Ferro-John Lyle Design". Rio Hamilton. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  11. Fraser, Kristopher (September 11, 2017). "Marisol Deluna Presents Bold Patterns at New York Fashion Week". FashionUnited. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Housing Works 6th Annual "Design on a Dime" Opening". New York Sartorial. May 14, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  13. "Marisol Deluna Presents NYFW S/S 2018". NICHE Magazine. September 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  14. Aldridge, James (November 18, 2015). "La Villita is gaining new fashion boutique". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "NY Designer Opens Fashion Boutique, Foundation in La Villita Historic Arts Village". Spectrum News. November 29, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Marisol Deluna, local Girl Scouts create a gown for Fashion Week San Antonio". Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Blog. December 2, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Street's Corner: Girl Scouts Help Designer Create Fashion Week Gown". Fox News San Antonio. November 7, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Rodriguez, Andi (March 23, 2018). "GOOD WORKS SA: How one woman is making giving back fashionable". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  19. Donlon, Shirley (March 14, 2019). "Project Runway Introduces Transgender Model". UK Daily Mail. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  20. "Mimi Tao Photos". Zimbio/Getty Images. September 11, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  21. Graham-Jones, Lindsey (September 22, 2017). "Every Must-See Makeup from Spring 2018 Fashion Shows". BRIT+CO. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  22. "About Those Runway Shows &The Orla Kiely Closure". What Kate Wore. September 20, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  23. "Zimbio/Getty Images". September 11, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  24. Quintanilla, Michael (March 31, 2012). "San Antonio Designer Celebrates Milestone". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  25. Schlueter, Krista (February 17, 2019). "Sunday Style Scene". The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  26. Cloutman, Kaye (March 29, 2012). "Marisol Deluna New York Fashion Show Celebrates Couture Designs". Gastronomique En Vogue Magazine. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  27. Fashionation (September 12, 2012). "New York designer Celebrates Anniversary and Continues to Reflect Her Texas Roots". San Antonio Current. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  28. Mendoza, Madalyn (March 21, 2018). "Meet the 2018 San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  29. Quintanilla, Michael (November 18, 2015). "San Antonio designer Marisol Deluna opens studio and educational foundation in La Villita". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  30. Avila-Garcia, Candice (February 18, 2019). "Sarah Lucero emcees San Antonio fashion show highlighting children with special needs". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  31. Hiller, Jennifer (July 6, 2017). "Duffy, 60 was a Special Education Teacher". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  32. Pari, Ursula (March 23, 2018). "San Antonio's first ever community fashion show to celebrate Tricentennial". ABC KSAT 12l. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  33. "Zimbio/Getty Images". September 11, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  34. Fashionation (September 12, 2012). "New York designer Celebrates Anniversary and Continues to Reflect Her Texas Roots". San Antonio Current. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  35. "Facets of Fashion". Alpha Phi Quarterly Summer 2016. June 30, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  36. "Fashion Institute of Technology Couture Council members". Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  37. "History in the Making "Cocktails and Couture". New York Social Diary. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  38. "Marisol Deluna Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Runway Show". Broadway World. November 18, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  39. Simon, John (November 25, 2009). "Fashion for Action 2009 Presented By Housing Works". xoJohn. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  40. "Marisol Deluna- It Gets Better PSA". It Gets Better. March 2, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

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Category:American fashion designers Category:American women philanthropists Category:American people of Spanish descent Category:People from Texas Category:Alamo Heights High School alumni Category:Fashion Institute of Technology alumni Category:Kansas City Art Institute alumni Category:Living people Category:Girl Scouts of the USA

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