Meet The Designer
Albanian born and raised in Athens, Greece, Ermelinda Manos (Manaj) calls Las Vegas her home where
she was raised since the age of 12 and completed her BA in Fashion Design and minor in Philosophy.
Manos honed her skills in the fashion industry since the age of 19 by gaining experience in a variety of
areas from working as a runway dresser to a fashion stylist on runways shows for Armani Prive, Chanel
Resort, Teen Vogue, Macy’s Passport, Nordstrom's, Miss Universe as well as multiple campaign ads,
national commercials and films.
In 2010 she made her childhood dream as a fashion designer come true and launched her women's
clothing line: 'Ermelinda Manos Designs' at LA Fashion Week. Ermelinda’s designs are known for her
attention to detail with her signature romantic styles yet strong aesthetic; elegant and sexy silhouettes meant to
celebrate the confidence and beauty of every woman with designs that have their own story to tell and
remain forever timeless.
The Ermelinda Manos brand continues to grow in her hometown of Las Vegas with new collections per season,
providing custom orders for red carpet events & private clients, to designing costumes for Feature Films,
Commercials and Live Shows.
The designs have also expended into the Hotel-Casino industry for Luxury Restaurants and Bars, with
custom collections of womenswear uniforms, staffing the entire personnel of some of the most notable
casinos in the world, such as the Wynn Hotel & Casino and the Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Manos used her designing skills and love for her hometown of Las Vegas, into creating her first self-
published history and fashion coffee table book named ‘Lost in Las Vegas’. The book served as a platform
to share her long struggles with immigration by capturing the journey of a woman to some famous and not-
so-famous locations throughout Downtown Las Vegas, with some brief history and untold stories from the
Rat Pack, Atomic & Glitter Gulch eras. The Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman declared Ermelinda’s
book launch of December 7, 2016 as the city’s ‘Ermelinda Manos Day’. The book is now carried and
published by Barnes&Noble.com.
Ermelinda Manos takes an active role within her community, with the American Lung Association being
closest to her heart, in which she held two fashion shows in honor of her mentor and two uncles who lost
their battle to lung disease. Manos is simultaneously producing several runway shows a year to bringing
awareness to local and national non-profit organizations she whole heartedly supports through her love for
her craft, which is designing women’s evening wear.