Is Miami On The Runway To Being A Capital Of Fashion?
Quick, rattle off the capitals of fashion. Milan, check. Paris, New York, London, check, check, check. Miami … Miami?
No, the Magic City isn’t a fashion metropolis, but the CEO of the upcoming Miami Fashion Week believes Miami could one day be mentioned in the same breath as the others.
And for one week, at least, it will be a capital as Miami Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday, opening five days of runway shows, including new resort collections by well-known Miami designers Rene Ruiz and Silvia Tcherassi, as well as concerts, a master class at Miami Dade College, student exhibits on sustainable fashion and a gala hosted by fashion week’s honorary president, Antonio Banderas.
Yet, beyond the cutting-edge fashion, the celebrity designers, the buyers, the gawkers and the parties (this is Miami, after all), the team behind the revamped fashion week has been working with other South Florida organizations and the industry to elevate the show, and with it, Miami’s place in the fashion world.