Flora Montes

Flora Montes, President & CEO of Bronx Fashion Week

The Promise Impact Award

Bronx Fashion Week hosts some of New York City's leading fashion events by encouraging and empowering diversity and inclusivity in fashion. Since our inception, we have cultivated the success of established and emerging designers and models. Bronx native Flora Montes is the Founder and CEO of Bronx Fashion Week. After losing her daughter, Flora felt compelled to work with several organizations to give back to her community.

The former Chef began to expand her venture born of her love of poetry, writing, and various philanthropy efforts. Flora became fiercely passionate about the Fashion Industry after attending Latin Fashion Week in 2012. She has made it her mission to connect with industry leaders and create some of the year's most anticipated fashion events. And she's been fulfilling that mission in the Bronx for almost ten years.

Flora's generosity and vibrant spirit have garnered her many awards and commendations. Her accomplishments include being named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in N.Y.C. by the Bronx Times, and The NY Times hailed her as a Bronx Ambassador of Culture. She has received numerous awards and recognition from local and city government officials for leading Bronx Fashion Week. In the past year, Schneps Media named her a "Power Woman of the Bronx" for 2022