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Mercado Global Fashion Forward


NYC Fashion Forward Celebration to Honor Karla Martinez de Salas, EIC of Vogue Mexico & Latin America



New York, New York- The Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration is an annual benefit to raise funds and awareness for the work Mercado Global does to empower women entrepreneurs. The 6th annual Fashion Forward Celebration will be held on Dia de Los Muertos: Thursday November 1st at The Bowery Hotel.

Guests include actor Aaron Diaz and chef Franco Noriega, and executives from fashion brands including Valentino, Calvin Klein, Conde Nast and WWD.

Mercado Global will honor Yael Aflalo, Founder of Reformation, with the 2018 Global Impact Award; Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America, with the 2018 Fashion Forward Visionary Award; and Alida Boer, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, with the 2018 Ambassador Award.

Guests will enjoy a Latin-themed chef's tables and cocktails, silent auction, and a guest DJ to celebrate the women artisans Mercado Global empowers. Sponsors include Santera Tequila, Baby Brasa, Toalache and Bayou. 

Mercado Global is a Brooklyn-based accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs. Through donor-funded business education and leadership programs, we help women create community businesses to support themselves and their families. By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, we are changing the status quo for women, communities, and the industry. 

The event will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 2018  at The Bowery Hotel, beginning at 6:30pm.

Earlier Event: October 30
Just Food G.A.L.A.
Later Event: November 2