El Fashion Show




MAY 19, 2023 from 6:30pm to 9:00pM

Fashion is a form of communication, and the clothing we wear signals a story that both shapes and reflects our society. Throughout history, activists have embraced style as a means of driving social change and challenging the status quo. Often the cultural techniques and materials that are popularized by luxury designers are never credited to the visionary communities that created them. El Fashion Show—Taller Puertorriqueño’s annual spring fundraiser—flips this top-down system on its head and brings the runway to Philadelphia’s barrio.

Join us this year for a presentation of designs created by neighborhood youth and elders as well as new collections by emerging Latinx designers Buenas Vibras Apparel, Las Divas del Monte collective, and artist Roberto Lugo in collaboration with eco-friendly brand Pangaia. The night will culminate with a first look at Nasheli Ortiz González’s new collection, inspired by the weathered Puerto Rican flags and peeling pastel paint on the buildings in our Fairhill community—timeworn, but still standing with pride.

El Spring Fundraiser​ Goal: 20,000

Be Part of Supporting our Mission

Our Spring Fundraising effort helps us to continue to break down barriers, solve problems, and build communities that are inclusive and reflective of everyone in them. All donations support our mission of preserving and promoting Puerto Rican and Latinx arts and culture through our various arts, culture, and education programming.

Los Designers

Buenas Vibras Apparel
Created by Jennifer Aponte-Ortiz & Cathy Marie Melendez, Buenas Vibras Apparel is a community clothing brand that connects with the neighborhood through the culture of streetwear and good vibes.
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Las Divas del Monte Collective
Created by Ashleen Castillo & Kamille Payamps, Las Divas De Monte is a clothing & accessories brand designed for the hard-working, brave, and authentic Caribbean woman.
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Roberto Lugo X PANGAIA
Roberto Lugo is a Philadelphia-based artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator.
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Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González
Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González is a designer, academic, activist, creative worker, and entrepreneur born in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
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General Admission Tickets
$50/individual or $75/pair

Includes one (1) drink ticket and admission to runway show.

VIP Tickets
$100/individual or $175/pair

Includes front-row seat and admission to exclusive cocktail reception.

Taller members at the Literature, Galleria, and Corazón Cultural levels are eligible for a FREE pair of General Tickets or VIP Tickets. Users must be logged in to receive their discount. 

To purchase any additional tickets make sure you are logged out of your account to avoid accidentally purchasing more than a pair of discounted tickets. We reserve the right to cancel any orders that contain more than a pair of discounted tickets. 

For any assistance or questions with your purchase contact Erikka Goslin at or Annais Delgado at 

Want to support this event? Visit our Sponsorship Page for more information.