Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach Presented by Heineken Spring/Summer 2012 Collections Runway Shows
October 18-22, 2011
The Moore Building
4040 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
The Setai Hotel
2001 Collins Ave
Miami Beach FL 33139
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 8th year and 17th season! As with every year, Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach, will fuse music and fashion and like no other city in the world could do. This is Fashion Week – Miami Style! Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach will utilize locations including The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach and The Moore Building in the famed Design District in Miami. Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event that provides an intelligent, innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, and select style makers.
Wednesday Oct 19th, Moore Building, 8pm – Isabel Toledo and FGI. IsabelToledo was born in Cuba. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and Parsons School of Design (NY). Toledo designed a lemongrass yellow wool lace shift dress with matching overcoat which First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear at the inauguration of her husband, President Barack Obama.
NOW THURSDAY OCT 20, The Setai Hotel 9pm – Now entering its 7th year, Go Red For Women is the nationwide campaign of The American Heart Association (AHA) to create awareness surrounding Americaâ€™s #1 killer of women – Heart Disease. The event will showcase red dresses on the runway created and donated specifically for this show by some of the worldâ€™s top fashion designers. These dresses will then be auctioned off with all proceeds going the AHA. Designers Include: Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Custo Barcelona, Angel Sanchez, and Gustavo Cadile.
Thursday, Oct 20th, The Moore Building. 6pm – JetBlue Fashion Show by MIUAD.
Thursday, Oct 20th, The Moore Building. 7pm – Toxic Sadie Swimwear.
Thursday, Oct 20th, The Moore Building. 8pm – Sarahi House of Fashion. The collection is an affordable and fashionable clothes and shoes line that is designed to fit the tall womenâ€™s body type, while also catering to the average height and petite women. Sarahi House of Fashions understands that everyone is uniquely shaped.
Thursday, Oct 20th, The Setai Hotel. 8pm – Xela Fashion by Nora Sahraoui, a new fashion forward collection from Marseille France, is set to debut at Funkshion: Fashion week. The Funkshion audience will view original and authentic work including haute couture, Arabic dresses, cocktail, pret-et-porter, and several one of a kind wedding dresses, all designed specifically for todayâ€™s bold woman.
Friday, Oct 21st, The Moore building. 7pm – Steven Tyler, Aerosmithâ€™s lead singer, has stepped out of his music comfort zone to help design a rock and roll clothing line. He has teamed up with Andy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfigerâ€™s brother, for a â€˜rock inspiredâ€™ clothing line for Macyâ€™s called Andrew Charles. Steven Tyler was the main inspiration for the Andrew Charles clothing line and will star in the ads alongside his 22 year old daughter, Chelsea Tyler.
At the conclusion of the runway show, Andy Hilfiger, a lifelong musician, will perform songs with his band, The Andrew Charles All-Stars, featuring Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, MARKY RAMONE on drums. Also performing at the event – The Click Clack Boom.
Saturday, Oct 22nd, The Setai Hotel. 8pm – Funkshion Goes Green in an effort to promote social and environmental responsibility, Funkshion has partnered with The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and their â€œgreenâ€ team to bring a truly sustainable experience to Fashion Week Miami Beach. 500 Journalists from around the world will be attending an eco-Friendly Runway show by multiple designers (including Eco-Swim , EcoArtFashion by Luis Valenzuela and designs by Julia Veli) that all follow the sustainability message.
Special thanks to: Kroma Makeup and Prive Salon for all makeup and hair
And just like our designers, which all are all showing Spring/Summer 2012 collections, Polaris electric bicycles, will showcase the debut of their Spring/Summer 2012 eBikes . Developed with innovative technology, representing an exciting new option in recreational and commuting mobility, Polaris will be debuting their new electric bicycles at all events during this years Funkshion.