The 15th annual Miami Fashion Week will take place March 20 – 23, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The venue is transformed into a state of theart “Fashion City” built to house all fashion shows, exhibitions, culinary style cafe and sponsor lounges as the world’s fashion elite flock to Miami Beach to participate in this world class event.
As the largest International and Hispanic fashion event in the US, Miami Fashion Week® has brought the best in international and Latin fashion, beauty, music, cuisine and art to the forefront of the American fashion scene.
With a crossover of international culture from designers, entertainers and celebrities from around the world including Spain, India, Italy, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Pakistan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and all countries throughout South and Central America presenting their latest collections in women’s day and evening wear, men’s wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories with hundreds of international media, jet-setters and fashion royalty arriving to attend the shows.
All shows and special events are designer and celebrity personal appearances, closing with the Miami Moda & Music Awards®, a celebrity fashion and entertainment awards show featuring special guest designers and international recording artists.
The Culinary Style Café sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Centerplate and Johnson & Wales University will feature a different celebrity chef each night preparing a fashionable tasting menu reflecting the countries and cultures of the designers showing during the event. Each course will be accompanied with a different wine pairing to further compliment the dish.
Over 650 international press register each year for the event including Bravo, Yahoo!, CNN en Español, Fashion TV International, Glitz TV Latin America, Gulf News and The New York Times as well as hunderds of buyers from around the world.
2013 Show & Event Schedule
Tuesday – March 19th
6:00pm – 9:00pm – Trends, Retail & Understanding the Business of Fashion Seminar and cocktail reception presented by Mercedes Gonzalez, President of Global Purchasing Group, a buying office in NYC representing over 200 stores in North and South America with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A., one of the world’s largest apparel law firms will cover topics including creating an effective branding strategy, protecting your intellectual property and entering into winning licensing and distribution agreements as well as Import Essentials for Apparel and Accessories including classification, origin, valuation, bonds, samples, minimizing duties through preference programs and trade agreements, and apparel labeling rules. Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 2nd floor meeting room D235.
Wednesday – March 20th – OPENING NIGHT
5:30pm – Press Conference
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café featuring Massimo Giannattasio, Executive Chef of CBO Wine Bar prepares a three-course tasting menu, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation.
7:30pm – Miami Style Showcase featuring Florida’s Fashion Stars: Prelude Designers: Erin Healy, Crystal 4 U and Lisu Vega. Miami Style Designers: Julian Chang, Kayce Armstrong for Art of Shade, Viviana G. for Petit Pois, Fabrizio de Castro, Nicolas Felizola Evening & Bridal Couture
9:00pm – Carlos Miele/Brazil, Special Guest and recipient of the International Designer of the Year Award
Thursday – March 21st
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation
7:00pm – Daywear Style Showcase: LOLA Kids/Colombia, Denim Down Jeans/USA, Alta Tensione/Italy, I Love Fashion Collection by Fashion TV’s President and Founder, Michel Adam
8:30pm – Africa Designers Showcase: Wumi-O, Asodamisi, Crown Natures, Tap Designs, Finicky Couture, Mike Sylla for Baïfall Dream
10:00pm – Eveningwear Showcase: Raafia Husain for Raffia SAH/Pakistan-UK, Galo Sanchez Couture/Bolivia, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi for SEEN/UAE, Carlos Vigil Couture/Peru, Heather Jones Designs/West Indies, Fadila Kahil for Mirage Bridal Couture/Algeria
Friday – March 22nd
10:00am – 4:00pm – Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line in Today’s Market
This workshop is geared toward the emerging designer who wants to avoid the problems that wipe out new lines before they even get started. Topics covered include design concept, line development, cutting projections, exposure, pre-production planning, production, finding the right factory, fabric and trim sourcing, distribution, sales reporting, and financials. No experience necessary. This workshop is open to everyone. Space is limited. Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 2nd floor meeting room D232. Cost is $198 Click here to register.
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café featuring Executive Chef Steve Sabatino, Whole Foods Market prepares a three-course tasting menu, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation.
7:00pm – Swimwear Showcase: Shaquoya Jackson/USA, Tantrink/Jamaica, Sambarela/Brazil featuring a finale by Heather Jones Bridal Couture/West Indies
8:30pm – Prêt-A-Porter Showcase: Dolcevita Cashmere/Italy, Dusko Orascanin/Bosnia & Herzegovina, Heidy Estrada/Bolivia, Claudia Anicy Manuguian/Chile, Mison Moda Winner-Mujeres De Bolivia
10:00pm – Duchesa Bridal Couture by Robin Fleming/USA
Itala Testino Atelier/Peru
Saturday – March 23rd
10:00am – 4:00pm – Retail 101: How to open and run a successful retail store
This workshop is geared toward helping the prospective retail storeowner avoid the problems that so often close a store before they can even get started. Topics covered include the when and where of buying, retail math, industry terms, merchandising and displays, your sales team, operations, technology, and customer service. No experience necessary. This workshop is open to everyone. Space is limited. Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 2nd floor meeting room D232. Cost is $198
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café featuring Chef Jonathan W. Barnett, Centerplate creating a three-course tasting menu, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation
7:30pm – Fashion Showcase
9:00pm – Miami Moda & Music Awards featuring Rosa Clará Bridal Couture/Spain, celebrity emcees and special musical performances.