MDC’s Miami Fashion Institute to Present Speaker Series with Fashion Designer Mara Hoffman

Miami, Nov. 26, 2018 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Fashion Institute (MFI), will host the Innovators in Fashion speaker series with fashion designer Mara Hoffman, Wednesday, Dec. 5, at noon, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.  She will discuss how her fashion label has shifted into sustainability and what it means to be successful in today’s fashion climate of everchanging technology and consumer tastes.

Hoffman founded her label in 2000 after graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City. As President and Creative Director of her privately-owned company, Hoffman hopes to foster mindful consumption habits and encourages consumers to reevaluate the relationship society has with clothing. The brand’s approach centers on sustainable materials, processes, and production in order to improve and extend each garment’s life. Hoffman commits to presenting collections devoted to color, each inspired by and in celebration of women. Headquartered in New York, she is an active member of the CFDA and serves on the boards of artisan-focused nonprofit Nest, community organization Glam4Good, and youth empowerment charity ArtStart. Hoffman was awarded the 2017 Positive Impact Award for Brand Leadership in Advancing Sustainability.

Hoffman is the third speaker in the series, which has featured Fashion Bomb Daily Founder Claire Sulmers and Fashion and Retail Designer Valentino Vettori. The ongoing series will continue to bring renowned names in fashion to MDC.

MFI is an international fashion hub and the only one of its kind at a public higher learning institution in Florida. Housed at MDC Wolfson Campus, MFI offers degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising.  MFI works with local and international designers to develop a 21st century skilled workforce that supports industry growth and demand. To learn more, visit or RSVP at

For more information, please contact Asanyah Davidson, MFI Chairperson,