Miami Fashion Week Hits Town This Weekend
If you’re tired of us talking about how Miami’s creative spheres are expanding at inspiring rates, then yo certainly won’t like how this pieces goes. Art Basel brought the visuals, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week turned up the jams, and initiatives like Miami Spice created a platform for local culinary talent to play with the big guys. Now it’s fashion’s turn. While creating a product in the city might not be as easy considering the obstacles in local manufacturing, our city still has a lot to say about style and that’s where Miami Fashion Week comes in.
This celebration of fashion first started in 1998 and quickly garnered attention as the world’s largest collection of Latin American and Caribbean fashion designers. Over the years it has continued this homage to vibrant cultures but has now broken ground as the first international platform for Resort Collections in the fashion industry. Being a travel-grown city, it just makes sense that vacation-wear and similar styles have now found their home in Miami. With both of these attributes, Miami Fashion Week has played an integral role in building a bridge between our international metropolis and our neighbors to the south.
From May 31st to June 4th, Miami Fashion Week will turn the entire city into its own runway with parties, designer dinners, runway shoes, and of course the Antonio Banderas Benefit Gala with the actor as honorary president for this year’s MFW. The runways will be taken over by some of the Latin world’s most notable designers like Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, a Spanish staple, and the Venezuelan-born, New York-based Angel Sanchez. But most inspiringly, Miami Fashion Week continues to celebrate the talents that have stayed in Miami against all odds. Among them Silvia Tcherassi and the Miami fashion poster child, Rene Ruiz.
Although you may know The Citadel for its food hall component, our retail is equally as enthralling and we’re excited to champion designers and producers helping shape Miami’s style.