Miami Fashion Week 2019 began on Wednesday ,May 29th , with a press conference at the Kimpton Epic Miami Hotel and then celebrated with a fabulous “Kick Off” party at Saks Fifth Ave in Brickell. Influencers, Fashion Bloggers, and Fashion lovers were invited to celebrate MIAFW. Models strolled past the fashionista crowd, providing a “sneak peek” of the beautiful designs we were about to see walk down the runway at Ice Palace Film Studios. It was quite a party with music, dancing, cocktails and a full spread of tasty Italian fare which included a selection of meats, cheeses and delicious desserts from Casa Tua.
Thursday’s Fashion shows began with Rene Ruiz presenting his new collection Rene by RR. It was a beautiful line with lots of shine. They featured gorgeous dresses as well as swimwear. Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Show followed. The designer entertained with a bright splash of ” fun induced” clothing. We saw everything from kitschy fried eggs splattered on tops to sky high platform heels in various patterns & colors.
The opening night was extra special for me. It was my first time attending Miami Fashion week and I had my beautiful niece Ashley ( @lattesandchanel from Cincinnati) by my side!
Friday’s Runway Shows included Designer’s Daniella Battle, Herminas Reea, and Vero Diaz . Later that evening was the MIAFW Benefit Gala hosted by Actor & Honorary President, Antonio Banderas. It was held at the beautiful Faena in South beach and included dinner, a silent auction & live entertainment. The Gala supported the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation & Antonio’s Foundation Fundacion Lagrimas y Favores.
Saturday’s Runway shows included Designers & Architecture Senior High ( DASH) , Miami Fashion Institute (MFI), Glory Ang and Fernando Alberto.
Sunday was the last day of Miami Fashion Week. Fashionistas from all over gathered on the green carpet, striking a pose before heading into the Runway Show finale of Fashion Week.
The Jenny Polanco show was filled with a beautiful airy, all white, flowy vibe. Arcadia Diaz ‘s Runway was diverse in sex and age. Children filled the Runway in clean cut looks and warmed the viewer’s hearts. Long haired male models strutted the runway in fine tuxedos. Our beautiful friend Maria Andreina Vera graced the catwalk accompanying an adorable mini model, as well. Jacqueline Then’s show kept heads turning with exciting details. Dresses and sheer pants filled with ruffles, structured shoulders adorned mini dresses. Leather, rope and fringe kept these pieces unique and fresh.
Giannina Azar was last ,but certainly not least! Think bold, bright colors on oversized hats, big jewelry, as in chokers and earrings, metallics, skin- baring dresses, bags, bikinis and embroidered maxi dresses. Sheer, ruffled skirts, “barely there ” tops and sky high slits in skirts gave this show a flirty, sexy vibe. All in all it was a super fun way to end Miami Fashion Week’s Runway Shows!
Characters on stilts, loud music & cocktails closed MIAFW around the bar at Ice Palace Film Studios. It was a whirlwind of Fashion, filled with Latin American influence. This marked the 4th year for Miami Fashion week and is beginning to put Miami on the map of Fashion. I truly enjoyed seeing the Latin American Designer’s visions of style and flare. It is what makes Miami stand out in our country while embracing other countries cultures through fashion.
* Thanks to the Miami Fashion Week’s official site for some of the photos above.