Fashion Feminism & Female Empowerment Panel Discussion

Ximena Kavalekas, Ekaterina Juskowski, Kelly Talamas and Anastasia Koutsioukis photographed by World Red Eye on August 24, 2018


Clothing is meant to make women feel powerful and secure, this is why championing women should be the next frontier of the fashion industry.

Maria Carolina Melo is leading the conversation on Fashion, Feminism and Female Empowerment in Miami. As a lawyer, fashion entrepreneur, philanthropist, wife and mother she finds inspiration in women, who manage to do it all by balancing their family and work lives. A native of Brazil, she graduated from University of Miami School of Law and later went to work in fashion.

“Fashion is very personal expression avenue for women.  However, there are aspects of the industry today that intimidate and damage women’s image of themselves. The entire industry needs to change this by allowing fashion to be one more instrument for women to express their creativity, feel comfortable and beautiful.”

Maria Carolina Melo

Maria Carolina Melo. Photo by MDD

Last week Carolina curated a series of conversations in the Miami Design District with the support from Istituto Marangoni Miami  Expressions #atMDD brought together an array of luxury brands, fashion professionals, female founders and media influencers for series of discussions and workshops designed to facilitate meaningful exchange of ideas.

Tory Burch invited Miami women to talk about how fashion can help empower women. Lead by a female founder the brand contributes to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs through Tory Burch Foundation. 

Ekaterina Juskowski talking about Fashion Feminism & Empowerment

Ximena Kavalekas and Ekaterina Juskowski

Kelly Talamas

Kelly Talamas

Fashion Feminism & Female Empowerment Panel Discussion hosted by Tory Burch during Expressions #atMDD

Fashion Feminism & Female Empowerment Panel Discussion hosted by Tory Burch during Expressions #atMDD

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