Ana Oz Designs
Caribbean Network Magazine
by Marcelo A. Rivero
A graceful native of the Dominican Republic started to show an interest for beauty and art at an early age. Moving to New York at age 5, Ana grew up fascinated by fashion and design. Encouraged by her family, Ana Oz started to play with occaisional modeling jobs and acting roles. Back in the Caribbean, she attended Altos de Chavon School of Design, an International Art & Design Community in Altos de Chavon in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Soon after she returned to New York continuing her modeling career, appearing in commercials and also participating as a host of several television shows. However, her true passion in life was starting to take shape and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provided the knowledge and training for what later became her career. Her first steps were working as a purchaser in the Garment District giving her opportunities to travel around the world, admire different cultures and how they lived, realizing how important it is for the human environment and harmony of the place that they call home.