Miami Fashion Week is dedicated to cultivating the fashion industry in Miami and positioning the city as a high-quality fashion hub. These shows are the first fashion week solely dedicated to showcasing Resort Cruise Collections while simultaneously focusing on echoing the message to a broader audience through the production of quality content. Resort wear is the colorful, laid-back clothes of vacation season and around here, it always feels like vacation season.
In 2008, Karl Lagerfeld elevated the Miami fashion scene and opened the doors for other high-end luxury lines to show their fun and flirty resort collections in Miami after he showed Chanel’s Resort Collection at the Raleigh Hotel complete with synchronized swimmers from the United States Olympic team for the grand finale. The shows have not slowed since.
Miami Fashion Week, much like Miami, is influenced by the Miami’s connections to South and Central America. Designers from Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and more show in droves and the event are highly influential in the Latin American design world and covered heavily by international press outlets. The event takes place in mid-May on Miami Beach and were previously held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year, the event is hosted at Ice Palace Studios.
More than 10,000 people attend the fashion shows, seminars, special events and after-parties hosted for Miami Fashion Week. In 2013 Miami Bridal Week was incorporated into Miami Fashion Week, so it wasn’t all short poolside dresses, it was also white gowns and even some avant-garde bridal designs. Rosa Clara, a world-famous Spanish bridal designer strutted her ultra-feminine bridal gowns down the runway for the first time.
One of the most anticipated events of Miami Fashion Week are the honors and recognitions awarded at the Miami Moda & Music Awards and the MFW Humanitarian Awards.
Miami Fashion Week 2019 will take place May 29th through June 2nd. Get Tickets HERE
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