Founder & CEO
Visionary Flora Montes is a proud Latina from the South Bronx whose entrepreneurial, philanthropic, and artistic endeavors make her a force to be reckoned with. She is the CEO & Founder of Bronx Fashion Week and Bronx Fashion NYC, a non-profit organization that will empower those through fashion making their dreams a reality; a culinary school graduate; and a published writer who has performed and produced shows for the famed Nuyorican Poet's Café. Flora serves on numerous committees such as RAIN Inc Gala Committee, the Bronx Museum of The Arts’ Community Advisory Board and she is on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society of the Bronx. Flora Montes 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 in the fashion world to bring Bronx Fashion Week to life, becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year Her rise from the adversity of her less than ideal childhood has inspired her dreams to change the world. She uses her artistic abilities to inspire and support vulnerable communities such as homeless children and victims of domestic violence. Her generosity and vibrant spirit has garnered her many awards and commendations. Some of her accolades include being named One of the 25 most influential woman in NYC by the Bronx Times; being hailed as a South Bronx Ambassador of Culture by the NY Times; and recognition from local and city government officials like Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Councilman Andy King and Mayor Bill de Blasio for her efforts in leading Bronx Fashion Week.