By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
After nearly two years of lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, San Miguel de Allende is set to host the eighth edition of the Dress to Give Fashion Days from Wednesday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 5.
A total of 16 different designers, including one from Argentina, will participate in the three-day fashion events that is intended to promote Latin American artists and showcase the city of San Miguel while at the same time raising money for local charities.
Each of the participating designers will donate a portion of their sales during the festival to the Dress to Give cause.
Additionally, special scarfs and ties designed by premiere Mexican design house Pineda Covalin will be sold during the event, with all proceeds going to charity.
This year, the San Miguel Fashion Days will extend to the nearby town of Hidalgo, and the money raised will be divided between the Hidalgo Family Service Institution (DIF) and the Crisma Integral Rehabilitation Center in San Miguel.
The center, which was established by Fundación Vamos México president and former Mexican First Lady Marta Sahagún de Fox late last year, currently provides rehabilitation to 200 children with limited financial resources.
Organizers said that they hoped to raise about 500,000 pesos through the Fashion Days event.