Prior this week, Fashion 4 Development facilitated its ninth First Women Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. More than 100 global first women, fashion industry insiders, political influencers, and negotiators assembled on the side of the UN Sustainable Development goals. The recognized group was commending the advancement they each have made towards social change around the world.
“It has been nearly a decade, with much to celebrate, and I am overwhelmed with the benevolence of the stakeholders and change agents,” said F4D Founder, Evie Evangelou.
Visitor invited themselves to food, drinks, and excitement at the lunch get-together while Evangelou and American entertainer and award ceremony co-host Aldis Hodge made that big appearance to pass out honors. Among a portion of the honorees were IMAGINE co-founder Valerie Keller who brought home the Medal of Honor, and Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, the founders of the artisan delivered way of life brand Studio 189, were granted the Franca Sozzani Award. “We are so incredibly honored to be here today accepting this award in the name of Franca Sozzani,” said Erwiah. “When we started people wouldn’t take our phone calls and that’s true, Franca believed in the work that we were doing.”
Established in 2011, F4D is a private segment worldwide platform that outfits the intensity of the fashion and beauty industries for reasonable monetary development around the world. Through various features of fashion and beauty, F4D had the option to focus on supporting 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.