Up and coming streetwear brand Donny Diaz launched its "Victory Lap" capsule in March 2022, marking the LA-based brand's one-year anniversary. It's best known for taking elements of streetwear to simplify nostalgic silhouettes, better known as refined streetwear. “I make timeless pieces that I believe are missing from the market and should be in everyone’s closet," Donny Diaz says.
Donny focuses on the quality of fabrics, trims, and construction processes, emphasizing modern silhouettes.
What sets his line apart from other high-end fashion labels (aside from its looks) is the balance he finds in pricing so that consumers are not subjected to paying top dollar for his unique pieces. Here's a peek at the one-year anniversary collection and what the Donny Diaz brand has been up to these days.
A look at Donny Diaz's Victory Lap collection.
Victory Lap is a celebration and toast to the one-year anniversary of the LA brand. While the collection certainly marks a milestone in Donny's career, it's clear his reach for success extends far beyond the capsule. Victory Lap is merely a moment to stop and embrace the trials and tribulations as well as successes the brand has achieved.
The capsule includes pieces such as checkered-printed track jackets in green and silver, as well as reversible shorts in green and silver.
With Donny’s prior collections being seen by high-profile figures such as Chris Paul, Aaron Dominguez, and Terrance Man, Donny Diaz LA is breaking barriers.
Following the launch of its one-year anniversary capusule, Donny's Latin American designers showcased their talent during New York Fashion Week in February 2023 (how exciting!). The brand used models such as Donny Doyle to display its latest pieces.
Who is Donny Diaz?
Coming from a stylist background, Donny found a passion for creating apparel that is universal and unisex, designed for those who embody gender-neutral pieces in their everyday wear. With a degree in exercise science, Donny took a 180-degree turn in pursuing his passion, and now looks to serve as an inspiration to those who share the same passion for creative expression.
While the passion for creating fashion is deeply rooted within Donny, it was also the lack of Hispanic representation in the industry (and him being of Dominican descent) that opened his eyes and pushed him to become a face that would represent his culture and community.
So, are any pieces from Donny Diaz's Victory Lap collection still available?
At the time of this writing, the rare, checkered printed pieces Donny featured in his Victory Lap collection are no longer available (sorry, they sold out). And the looks of the same print returning on future pieces is slim. The "green checkered fabric was very limited but still have a little left (not enough for whole garments) so you may see it repurposed one of these days," Donny wrote in a May 2022 Instagram post.
While we have yet to see the checkered material reappear, we're hopeful (for those of you who missed out) that Donny will release another collection featuring it.
For now, you can browse Donny Diaz LA's summer collection, which is available for purchase on the brand's official website.