The coveted Miami Fashion Week® (MIAFW), recognized as the second largest fashion event in the United States, returns to Miami, Florida on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 to showcase the 2020 Resort Collections from both established and new to the scene international designers.
Starting on Wednesday, May 29th with a press conference at Miami’s upscale hotel, the Kimpton EPIC Miami, the official hotel partner for MIAFW 2019. Festivities will include a kick-off cocktail reception at Saks Fifth Avenue-Brickell.
This year’s runway shows will be returning to the Ice Palace Film Studios situated behind white, fortress-like walls and surrounded by immaculately manicured gardens from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Capitalizing on the city’s prestigious vacation allure, star-studded designers Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, RR by Rene, Fernando Alberto Atelier, Daniella Batlle, Glory Ang, Vero Diaz, Herminas Reea, among others will debut exclusive resort cruise collections created solely for the 2020 season.
As part of the fourth annual fashion week, Dominican Republic will be the guest country featuring an exclusive runway show with acclaimed designers Giannina Azar, Jenny Polanco, Arcadio Díaz, Jacqueline Then and Monica Varela.
In collaboration with Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College, the Knight Foundation Fundat the Miami Foundation, MIAFW will host its third annual Miami Fashion Week Summit, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 and Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus’ auditorium, to focus on the fashion industry’s issues regarding sustainability, ethics, and new technologies. With the support of PORCELANOSA and Lexus, the program will showcase top fashion experts Katharine Hamnett, Stefan Siegel, Neliana Fuenmayor, Lauren Bowker; and more, to empower the next generation of fashion leaders and innovators. Starting at $40-110, guests can purchase tickets here.
MIAFW’s honorary president, Antonio Banderas, will join designers, industry experts, fashion gurus, celebrities and influencers on the week’s lineup of festivities. Bringing his passion for fashion and style, Mr. Banderas alongside the MIAFW team will host a series of expert panels, runway shows, parties and charity galas.
Premium sponsors include PORCELANOSA, who will be building this year’s runway, Lexus, returning sponsor for a second year who will introduce its Ride and Drive activation, and Dominican Republic. Additional sponsors include Univisión, E! Entertainment, Epic Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue, MIA, Bo Concept, Seaspice and Chotto Matte.
Additionally, MIAFW will host its third Miami Fashion Week Benefit Gala Hosted by Mr. Banderas, supporting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, and his own foundation, Fundación Lágrimas y Favores on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Faena Forum. The annual event will feature a sit-down dinner, live entertainment by a celebrity performer, silent auction – benefiting the foundations and, of course, fashion. Starting at $700, guests can purchase tickets here.
For more information about Miami Fashion Week please visit www.miamifashionweek.com and to request press credentials or register for Miami Fashion Week Summit, please contact email@example.com.