Miami is widely considered the axis between Europe and the Americas, with South Beach as its glamorous epicenter. The city is therefore the natural selection to host the country’s largest International and Hispanic fashion event, the 14th annual Miami Beach International Fashion Week, set to take place March 21st-24th at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year, the event is proud to welcome music legend and style icon Dionne Warwick who will share her expertise in and around the world of celebrity and fashion.
Miami Beach International Fashion Week (MBIFW) is the longest standing fashion event in Miami, and has received worldwide recognition and fame for discovering and showcasing the best fashion from around the world. Featuring eminent designers, celebrities, and musicians from nearly every continent, Miami Beach International Fashion Week promises to once again set the stage as the gateway to the world’s most innovative talents. 2012 will mark an exciting addition to the glamorous affair when it welcomes Superstar Dionne Warwick. An idol in the music industry for over four decades, Mrs. Warwick will host a media seminar for students and designers in which she will discuss her life, her style, and advise how to succeed in your chosen passion. Warwick was famously mentored about her own personal style by one of Hollywood’s all time greats, Marlene Dietrich.
MBIFW has secured a reputation for introducing American buyers and consumers to up-and-coming designers from around the world who have gone on to illustrious careers in the U.S. By creating the international platform through MBIFW that allows these designers to be seen by the entire world, we have been able to launch their careers to the next level,” explains MBIFW President Beth Sobol. “Many of our young designers, including Colombia’s Esteban Cortazar and Silvia Tcherassi, Peru’s Sitka Semsch, Chile’s Ruben Campos, Manish Arora and Sabyasachi Mukherjee from India, Furne One for Amato Couture in Dubai and Heather Jones from Trinidad & Tobago are just a few of today’s fashion industry stars who have emerged from our runways.”
This year’s slate of events, designers, and performers promises all of the excitement the fashion world has come to expect from this prestigious event. Highlights of the week’s line up include the Pret-A-Porter Designer showcase featuring the winner of Bolivia’s Mision Moda, Banja Luka Fashion Fair Designer Showcase featuring designers from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, Latin Fashion Weeks Council Showcase with the best designers from throughout Latin America and more. Additionally, for the first time in the U.S., Walla Al Alawi of the Kingdom of Bahrain, widely considered the trendsetter for the Gulf region, will grace the runway with her latest collection. In addition to Mrs. Warwick, there will be celebrity appearances by Grammy Award winning music producer Damon Elliott and the Miami Moda & Music Awards will feature a showcase of Red Carpet gowns worn by some of Hollywood’s and Latin America’s biggest stars by designer Nicolas Felizola and a special performance by Supermodel and the face of Lancome Russia, Dasha, performing her new hit, “The Prfct Girl.”
For more information and to purchase tickets for Miami Beach International Fashion Week please visit www.miamifashionweek.com.