Mana Fashion Services Celebrated 2 Year Anniversary in Miami With Industry Excellence Awards

Acknowledging Miami’s best talent paving the way for a more fashionable, sustainable and innovative future – Mana Fashion Services celebrated the creators and brands shifting the fashion industry in Miami forward with its MFS Fashion Excellence Award on Friday, April 12th
Over 300 of Miami’s most influential tastemakers in fashion gathered
together on Friday night at Mana Wynwood320 to celebrate Mana Fashion Services and the individuals that are consistently trailblazing the world of fashion in the magic city. The occasion celebrated the 2 year anniversary of Mana Fashion Services and its primary focus of building a fashion ecosystem that champions sustainability, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. 9 nominees received a Mana Fashion Excellence award for their work in their affiliate categories.

The event was hosted by Miami’s fashion maven Elysze Held

Mana Fashion Services

The event was hosted by Miami’s fashion maven, editor and stylist, Elysze Held. She introduced Moishe Mana who remarked on his multi-decade career in Miami and his work towards a more impactful, strategized and determined effort to bring together Miami’s fashion community of local makers, designers, manufacturers and more.

The 9 categories represented and the recipients of the awards included: Community Impact: Sarah Akiba, Fashion Stylist: Irma Martinez, Content Creator: Jenny Lopez, Media Achievement: Kristin Sanchez, Sustainability Expert: Taryn Hipwell, Accessory Brand: La Pola by Lina Polania, Sustainable Swimwear: Bela Sol, Unisex RTW Brand: Éliou, and RTW Brand: Gabriel Salcedo.

Mana’s Community Impact award went to Sarah Akiba, who was recognized for her Community Achievements in Activism, Community Development and Philanthropy. Her nonprofit organization, AWOM (Angel Watching Over Me) was founded in respect of her late father, and helps create a safe space for young girls in public schools across South Florida. All the nominees were selected because of their goals of bettering Miami’s creative landscape through their businesses and platforms.

Mana’s Community Impact award went to Sarah Akiba for AWOM (Angel Watching Over Me)

Throughout the year, Mana Fashion Services honors the fashion community in Miami by acknowledging both the up-and-coming and, the leading figures in the fashion industry of South Florida. Through its commercial real estate spaces, Mana offers creative and designer studio spaces, educational workshops, fashion pop-ups, networking events and other opportunities for brands of all levels to have a space to engage with the community of media, designers, tastemakers, creators, manufactures, retailers and more.

The 2nd Anniversary and Awards event proved that as a community, the fashion industry in the magic city is not going anywhere!

Other nominees included Fashion Brands: Sigal, Gabriel Salcedo, Las Sureñas, Eliou, and Valeria Krasavina, also nominated were Stylists: Danny Santiago, Irma Martinez, Charlie Rincon and Top Miami Creators, Jenny Lopez, Kelly Saks and Carolina Lindo, to name just a few; over a dozen others were nominated within the presented categories.

The awards portion of the evening was followed by the Official Mana Fashion Anniversary After Party which brought together over 500 fashion enthusiasts from the Mana Fashion community. DJ Anastasia Bondarenko entertained the crowd that danced the night away at Mana Wynwood320. Sponsors included Hey Hei, Truman Vodka, Islander Rum, Rain Water and Joy Wallace Catering.

In effort to bring the community one step further, Mana Fashion Services has organized a 3-day line up of Earth Day events, Wednesday, 4/24 – Friday, 4/26 at their office in Downtown Miami located at 15 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33130. Events include upcycling clothing workshops, augmented reality, and a shop swap presented by Global Fashion Exchange.

To learn more about the events taking place at Mana Fashion Services, which are all free and
open to the public, visit:

About Mana Common:

Mana Common is a platform for urban revitalization and community building led by Founder and Chairman Moishe Mana. Our divisions represent the most basic elements upon which a community is built: Property, Commerce, Culture, Technology, Agriculture, and Social Impact.

About Mana Fashion Services:

As a division of Mana Common, Mana Fashion Services aims to unite fashion professionals and serve as a communal hub of industry resources. The diverse community spans designers, manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, stylists, educators, patternmakers, and retailers. Embracing sustainability, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship, we strive to create an empowering ecosystem that fosters growth and collaboration, ultimately linking with fashion communities across the US, Latin America, and the globe. Since its launch in April 2022, Mana Fashion Services has been instrumental in the revitalization of Downtown Miami’s Flagler District. Its expansion encompasses showrooms, designer suites, a textile resource center, and versatile co-working, event, and retail spaces. Dedicated to supporting fashion businesses through various community-building events. From its “Miami Talks” seminar series featuring esteemed panelists during the Swim week to curated Pop-Up showcases highlighting ethical brands, it offers various opportunities for networking and education. In essence, Mana Fashion Services’ vision intertwines unity and growth throughout various industry sectors, nurturing connections within our neighborhoods, one creative visionary at a time.


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