Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Miami Fashion Week 2007 ... A Va-Va-Voom Event!

Miami is not just a mere tropical hotspot and playground to the American hotties in Florida as well as the gateway to the tropical side of the continent and the South America, but the city known for its beach and heavy hedonistic life had recently played host to the Miami Fashion Week 2007.

Held at the Wynwood Pavillion in Miami's Wynwood Art District, the grand and happening fashion event which was founded by Beth Sobol of Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc., ran for four consecutive days and attracted a larger-than-life fashion crowd consisting of media representatives, potential buyers and celebrities from all over United States, the South American countries, the Carribean islands as well as international participants from Russia, Italy, Spain and more.

The Fashion Week kicked off with the lingerie/swimwear show followed by the Barbados Caribbean Showcase and the Miami Style Showcase featuring the best designers in Miami including Julian Chang, Nicolas Felizola, Frivole, Ana Maria Guiulfo, Leo Koel and Susan Elias. Among designers partaking in the event by presenting their upcoming Spring 2008 collections are Cecilia Perez, Jeronima Palacio, Monica Bursztyn and John Estrada from Colombia, MLO and Trizia from Argentina.

The list continues with Brazil’s Tereza Santos and Aline Alcântara, Panama’s Federico Visuetti, Jaime Luna and Edda Gonzalez, India’s Suhani Pittie, Paridhi Sahai, Chandni Munjal and Peacock Couture, Mexico’s Julia y Renata, José Maria Torre, Marvin & Quetzal, Maringo and Samuel Burstein, Italy’s Fernando Bustamante, plus many more designers from Spain, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Peru, USA and the Caribbean islands of Barbados and The Bahamas.

Also put to the showcase are
students from A.i. Miami International University of Art and Design and the Universidad Autónoma del Caribe from Barranquilla, showcasing their collection at the star-studded event in a separate runways shows. Like many fashion weeks around the world, two international designers were invited to the show and they are
Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo-German Hemant Sagar of the famed designer duo Lecoanet Hemant (LH).

The duo's much-anticipated menswear collection, designed by Hemant, was launched at the fashion week, followed by a presentation of the womenswear collection. The duo too were awarded with 2007 Designer of the Year at Miami Fashion Week. The week-long fashion celebration finally ended with
star-studded 2007 Miami Moda & Music Awards hosted by Candela Ferro and Poncho de Anda with special live performances by several Latin recording artists.

*Photos courtesy of Miami Fashion Week.

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