Meet Aimon Ali: the powerhouse CEO and Founder of Fashion Talks and Fashion Talks Foundation intertwining fashion, travel, and entrepreneurship as she blazes her own trail.

Meet Aimon Ali: the powerhouse CEO and Founder of Fashion Talks and Fashion Talks Foundation intertwining fashion, travel, and entrepreneurship as she blazes her own trail.

With a background in fashion events in major cities across Canada, a move to the US nudged Aimon further down the fashion events path. But her passion for travel runs just as deep as her dedication to fashion.

Aimon Ali
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Through her passion for inclusivity and diversity, Aimon is dedicated to curating events that transcend boundaries, celebrating the unique perspectives of creatives from all backgrounds. 

That dedication has led her to being a finalist for the Trailblazer Award at the 2024 Bessie Awards. This award goes to the go-getter who has thrived in the past year in building her own empire and carving out a path for future leaders in the travel space.

The Bessie Awards honor women and gender-diverse people of impact in travel, particularly influencers, creative entrepreneurs, marketers, and other representatives who have contributed unique voices and work to the travel industry.

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Rooted in Fashion & Community Building

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Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Aimon now calls Cleveland, Ohio, home. After years of working in the Canadian Fashion Industry in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver, Aimon arrived in Cleveland and embarked on a mission to invigorate the city’s creative industry.

She quickly recognized the abundance of incredible creatives with stunning work, yet a lack of outlets for elevated fashion experiences.

Aimon founded Fashion Talks to create elevated and diverse fashion events for her new home city and beyond. These events embody diversity, quality, high fashion, and unwavering support for the community.

“My primary motivation stems from the belief that every woman, regardless of her background, deserves to see herself represented in the world of fashion and travel,” Aimon tells us. “I am driven by the idea of breaking stereotypes and fostering inclusivity, inspiring others to embrace their unique beauty and heritage.”

I am driven by the idea of breaking stereotypes and fostering inclusivity, inspiring others to embrace their unique beauty and heritage.

Aimon Ali

Breaking Stereotypes and Fostering Inclusivity

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Not only does Aimon create and host events, but she also runs a foundation dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurial journey of fellow creatives, and she is also a travel and fashion content creator with a growing, dedicated audience.

“Connecting with my audience, hosting events such as panels and runway shows, and witnessing the positive impact of my content fuels my dedication to continue this journey,” she explains.

In her work with the Fashion Talks Foundation, she intends to delve deeper into the entrepreneurial side of fashion and travel. “Collaborations with like-minded brands and creating products that align with my values are on the horizon,” she tells us. 

The Foundation aims to empower and elevate diverse fashion and creative entrepreneurs to thrive and fuel change in the industry.

“I envision a travel industry that not only celebrates diverse cultures but actively works towards inclusivity and sustainability,” Aimon comments. “I hope to see more initiatives promoting responsible tourism, greater representation in marketing and media, and a heightened awareness of the impact our travel choices have on the world.”

Aimon Ali
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As Aimon continues with her multifaceted work, she reaches back to ensure she isn’t just blazing a new trail for herself. “I am exploring opportunities to mentor and support aspiring influencers from diverse backgrounds,” she tells us.

I envision a travel industry that not only celebrates diverse cultures but actively works towards inclusivity and sustainability.

Aimon Ali

“Being nominated for a Bessie Award by my community is a tremendous honor,” says Aimon. “It signifies the resonance of my message and the impact I’ve had on those who follow my journey. It’s a validation of the collective effort to promote diversity, and it motivates me to continue pushing boundaries and breaking barriers in the industry.”

As a nominee for the Trailblazer Award at the 2024 Bessie Awards, Aimon’s influence extends far beyond the runway.

“Ultimately,” Aimon says, “I want the future of travel to be a tapestry woven with the stories and experiences of people from every corner of the globe.”

We’re with you, Aimon, and can’t wait to see what you do next!

I want the future of travel to be a tapestry woven with the stories and experiences of people from every corner of the globe.

Aimon Ali