Miami Design District and Fashion Night Out 9/10/10

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE IN FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Retailers including Marimekko, Marni, and Y-3 are among participants in global fashion event to be held on September 10, 2010.

The Miami Design District announced today that it will participate in Fashion’s Night Out on September 10, 2010. In conjunction with cities around the world, retailers across the Miami Design District will come together to offer limited-time-only in-store promotions, live entertainment, and special events. Fashion’s Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative started last year by American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York.

Vogue Latin America is a key collaborator and sponsor of Fashion’s Night Out in the Miami Design District. Vogue Latin America’s Editor-in-Chief Eva Hughes, along with fashion and beauty editors from the publication will all be on hand throughout the Miami Design District for this very special evening.

In addition, Maybelline®, FNO’s national sponsor, has chosen the Miami Design District as the location for one of its three Color Studios. These pop-up studios will feature four makeup stations with artists on hand to offer guests styling tips and makeovers and to talk about seasonal trends and the latest Maybelline products. Other Color Studios will be set up in New York City and Chicago.

Fashion’s Night Out in The Miami Design District will also be home to a temporary stage with live musical performances in Oak Plaza starting at 9 PM.

Participating Miami Design District retailers for Fashion’s Night Out include Anya Ponorovskaya, Duncan Quinn, En Avance, FriendsWithYou, Genius Jones, I on the District, Kiliwatch Miami, Maison Martin Margiela, Marimekko, Marni, Nektar de Stagni, Sebastian James, Tomas Maier, Turchin Love & Light Collection, and Y-3. Additional participants are expected to be announced leading up to September 10.

In-store presentations during Fashion’s Night Out will include a showcase of the summer collection from Marni and the company’s collaboration with French artist Claude Caillol, who created a series of striking images for a special line of Marni t-shirts and vinyl bags. In addition, En Avance will present its fall collection from designer Mirco Giovannini and Anya Ponorovskaya will launch an extremely limited line of dresses and sweater wraps made from the knitwear world’s most luxurious material, Qiviuk. Design District restaurants including Fratelli Lyon, Maitardi, Q American Barbeque, and Sra. Martinez, will also team up with retailers to provide catering for the evening’s events. Cocktails will be provided courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka.

“We are thrilled to be able to participate in a worldwide event as dynamic and exciting as Fashion’s Night Out,” said Craig Robins, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dacra, the global real estate development company that transformed the Miami Design District into a world-renowned center for cutting-edge fashion, art, design, and food. “We’re sure this special evening will bring a great deal of fun and creativity to the Miami Design District.”

The Miami Design District (www.miamidesigndistict.net) is a unique, 18 square-block neighborhood just north of downtown Miami. Developed by Dacra, the Miami Design District is an example of the company’s commitment to building neighborhoods united by creativity, design, and commerce. The Miami Design District is the location of choice for exclusive retailers and fashion brands, including: Marni, Maison Martin Margiela, Tomas Maier, En Avance, Marimekko, Y-3, Duncan Quinn, Genius Jones, I on the District, Browne’s Apothecary, Sebastien James. The Miami Design District also serves as a backdrop for top restaurateurs and chefs. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Sra. Martinez, Vino & Oilo, Grass Restaurant & Lounge, W Wine Bistro, Fratelli Lyon, and Maitardi have transformed the District into Miami’s hot new restaurant row. The Miami Design District is also home to world-renowned furniture and design companies and art galleries, including: Vitra, Driade, Luminaire, Kartell, Poltrona Frau, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Waterworks, Holly Hunt, Wolfgang Roth & Partners, BasFisher Invitational, DiasporaVibe Gallery, Anthony Spinello Gallery, Locust Projects, 101 Exhibit, Martin Oppel Studio, and Oliver Sanchez Studio.

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. On September 10, 2010, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and launch in cities nationwide to put the fun back in shopping, with designer appearances, live windows, celebrity guests, and other special events. Around the world, and led by fifteen international Vogue editions (Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey), each country will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on one night between Sept 7 and Sept 16, 2010. Fashion’s Night Out will be the subject of a one-hour special on CBS on September 14, 2010. For more information visit www.fashionsnightout.com, powered by QVC.

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