July 18, 2022 / /


​​Fashinnovation Launches Miami Edition of ‘Worldwide Talks’ Series

The invite-only event featured a lineup of influential speakers ranging from international fashion leaders to emerging talents, bringing a new global vision to the fashion industry in Miami-Dade.

Fashinnovation, a global platform originating in New York, brought its Worldwide Talks event to Mana Common’s Ocho Blanco in Downtown Miami this past Wednesday. Miami Talks enabled the integration of fashion leaders, entrepreneurs, emerging designers and brands alongside an exhibition of innovations and ethical fashion brands.

Opening remarks were made by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who announced the launch of the first sustainable fashion fund in Miami-Dade. The Fashion Forward Fund is an initiative intended to create systemic change in the textile, fashion and apparel industry in the city by prioritizing economy, equity, environment, and engagement.

Daniella Levine Cava (Mayor, Miami-Dade County) during her Opening SpeechDaniella Levine Cava (Mayor, Miami-Dade County) during her Opening Speech

Attendees were treated to a day of thought-provoking discussions from the industry’s forward-thinking leaders including TV personality, photographer, and filmmaker Nigel Barker, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange Patrick Duffy, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue Mexico & Latin America Karla Martínez de Salas, and CMO of Poshmark Steven Tristan Young among many other founders, CEO’s and leading voices.

From tech to sustainability, the conversations were rich with possibility and action—if this is the shape of things to come at these events, Fashion has a very promising future.

Nigel Barker, CEO & Founder, Nigel Barker LLC & Studio NB Inc.

Fashinnovation Team & Martu Freeman-Parker (Director, Mana Fashion)Fashinnovation Team & Martu Freeman-Parker (Director, Mana Fashion)

The Miami Talks event highlighted the powerful energy of mixing fashion icons with the next generation of innovators, while also demonstrating the fashion community’s commitment to creating a long term, sustainable future.

Endeavoring is not an easy adventure, and, of course, building a business with sustainable values in the fashion industry would be no different. The energy I felt in this first Miami Talks was unique and what I can assure is: there’s more to come.

Jordana Guimarães, Co-Founder, Fashinnovation

Enjoy photos from the first-ever Miami Talks event by visiting Mana Fashion’s gallery.

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