MIAMI’S 18TH ANNUAL FASHION WEEK 3Reborn and reimagined as an entire week of fashion dedicated to life after the runway, Miami Fashion Week debuted June 2nd at the expansive Ice Palace Studios in the heart of Miami’s Art District. Bringing together an all-star collection of celebrities, top designers, and leading names in fashion production, the five-day event will feature runway shows, masterclasses, and plenty of after parties to highlight MIAFW as a unique platform for luxury resort collections and high fashion perfect for the beachside lifestyle. Hosted by honorary President Antonio Banderas, the show promises to help redefine the possibilities for fashion in Miami’s rapidly-growing design scene.

“We’re going to bring, to fashion a new way of communicating,” Banderas says. To distinguish itself amongst other international fashion shows, Miami Fashion Week will put a key focus on resort and beachwear perfect for the jet set, utilizing Miami’s perfect blend of urban grit and shimmering beachfront as a backdrop.

MIAMI’S 18TH ANNUAL FASHION WEEK 1Miami Fashion Week 2016 featured more than ten collections from internationally-renowned designers, including models cast by Barcelona-based Esma Proyectos. Esma will work hand in hand with acclaimed “Master of the Runways” Sergio Salerni of Urban Production, widely recognized for his more than twenty years of experience specializing in the production of global luxury events and prestigious fashion shows in world capitals Milan, New York, and Paris. Together with Barbara Hulanicki’s vision for a world-class fashion week that captures the soul and spirit of Miami, Esma, and Urban Production will deliver an unforgettable renewal of high fashion sun- drenched runways.

MIAMI’S 18TH ANNUAL FASHION WEEK 2The runway shows were held on a massive runway designed by Sergio Salerni, with seating for nearly 500 guests. In addition to the shows, Miami Fashion Week hosted a series of master classes also at the Ice Palace Miami, all sponsored by the newly christened Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College. Featuring panels and intimate chats with influential industry tastemakers, including Barbara Hulanicki herself, the classes will offer young designers, buyers, and personal shopper’s invaluable insight into the industry.

For a complete overview of Miami Fashion Week, or to register for master classes, more information can be found at

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Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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