Latin American Fashion Awards
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Latin American Fashion Awards | jury

With a major in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Arizona, Karla Martínez de Salas started her career as an assistant at Ella USA, followed by as a Fashion Assistant at Vogue US to later become an Associate Fashion Editor in 2002, where she collaborated with recognized publishers such a Grace Coddington, Elissa Santisi, Tonne Goodman, Camilla Nickerson and Phyllis Posnick.

From 2005 to 2010, she was Fashion Market Director for T Magazine of The New York Times where she learned about the fashion industry, interior design, art and travel. Later, she became Fashion Director of Interview Magazine specializing in photography and design, becoming the Fashion and Accessories Director of W Magazine in 2011 to 2015.

In 2015, Karla moved to Mexico City and became Editor in Chief of Vogue México and Latin America in June 2016, where she has continued with the exclusive editorial line of the title, while establishing new alliances in the market, as well as global events such as Espacio Vogue, Forces of Fashion and The Day of the Dead Gala.

Karla was included in the BoF US list of the 500 international fashion leaders and Vogue Mexico and Latin America. Karla Martínez de Salas is a key player in Project Paz, a New York based non-profit organization whose goal is to create activities for low-income children in Ciudad Juarez to promote peace.

In 2022, El Museo del Barrio, the oldest Latino cultural institution in the United States, held a benefit gala in honor of Karla Martínez de Salas, where she received the honorary award for supporting the Latino community.

Karla reports to Anna Wintour, Global Editorial Director at Conde Nast and has worked with visionary editors and creative directors, Edward Enninful, Virginia Smith, Stefano Tonchi, Kim Kardashian, Alex White, Annie Christensen, Fabien Baron, Stefano Tonchi, Tim Walker.

Karla Martínez de Salas continues to reflect her extensive knowledge in the publication of each Vogue Mexico and Latin America issue and will continue to consolidate and enrich the presence of the Fashion Bible in this fashion growing region.