Laticia Marilyn Mills is a Fashion Designer whose ultimate passion is to make women look beautiful and feel empowered from the inside out. The designer was born in New York and currently resides in South Florida. Marilyn Mills Collection epitomizes eclectic contemporary fashion with a bold mix of colors, textiles, and classic flair. Her eye for impeccable detail, use of luxurious fabrics, and precise tailoring are staples throughout her collection of modern yet traditional garments. She has created a collection that makes apparel effortless.
Marilyn’s love for fashion started more than two decades ago when she enrolled at John Casablanca’s Modeling School, at age eleven, with dreams of becoming the next big Supermodel. As a naturally curvy size eight, all the elite agencies wanted models no larger than a size four, which excluded her from the initial selection. She turned her frustration with the modeling industry into her motivation to make a difference.
After withdrawing from Nursing School and reassessing her future, Marilyn decided to go back to school and become a Fashion Designer. It was a natural transition due to her modeling history and zeal for fashion and beauty. Graduating from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in Fashion Design, she began working on her self-titled debut collection, Marilyn Mills Collection. Inspired by the vogue and glamour of the 1950s, and the women of that era are her muses.
Marilyn has embarked on a pursuit to avail the “underdog” models such as her, set a new standard for beauty in high fashion, and represent women with various figures. She has global visions of one day leaving her footprints in the fashion world’s sands and helping women regain their self-love and strut away feeling fabulous!