Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach 10/9/12-10/12/12

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach 
funkshionOctober 9-12, 2012
The Funkshion Fashion Tents
Collins Ave and 21st street
Studio 743
743 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
As with every season, since the inception of Funkshion, we allow the general public to attend free of charge to all shows.  
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Spring/Summer 2013 Collections – Runway Shows! 
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 10th year and 20th season!
As with every year, Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach will fuse music and fashion like no other city in the world!
This is Fashion Week – Miami Style! Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, and select style makers.
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach will take residence at two locations, both in Miami Beach:
Wed, Oct 10th    – The Tents
8pm       Nicole Miller
Fashion Group International’s (FGI) President, Margret Hayes will be presenting Nicole Miller with FGI’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as being honored with a “key to the city” from The City of Miami Beach.  Following the award ceremony, there will be a retrospective showing of Nicole Miller’s collections over the past 30 years of her career. 
Thursday, Oct 11th   – Studio 743
9pm       Etienne Jeanson Couture (Paris France), presented by European Fashion District
Etienne Jeanson is a young French designer originally from Lille. He is a student of Haute Couture. After working for houses such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Junko Shimada or Tsumori Chisato, he continued his apprenticeship with Anne Valerie Hash, Christian Lacroix and Plumasserie (feather design) with Mr. Legeron. His passion for history puts him in perpetual opposition between baroque and classicism which is the starting point of this collection.
Friday, Oct 12th   – The Tents
8pm       Guria Swimwear presented by Sensa 
Guria Swimwear was in launched in 2007 by Camila Ckless,  a “guria” (“girl” in Brazilian slang) who decided to follow her heart and create a line inspired by her love for the beach and fashion.  The contemporary line encompasses a line of sophisticated and body flattering silhouettes in a wide range of sizes and shapes in order to create the perfect bathing suit for all body types.
9pm       Red Dress Campaign
Now entering its 8th year, Go Red For Women is the nationwide campaign of The American Heart Association (AHA) to create awareness surrounding America’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 world’s top fashion designers.  These dresses will then be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the AHA.  Designers include:  Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Carolina Herrera, Custo Barcelona, Etienne Jeanson Couture, Angel Sanchez, and Gustavo Cadile
Saturday, Oct 13th   – Studio 743
8PM       Dieo Collection by Jnaba Diallo
9pm       T.Rains by Traver Rains
Traver Rains, former co-creator of infamous fashion brand Heatherette, has since started his own line called T. Rains. The brand features a wide range of designs from silk-screened tank tops and t-shirts to custom couture dresses. Traver’s new line is a combination of influences of his Western roots as a 5th generation horse rancher and his many years of living and designing in NYC. T. Rains’ growing fan base includes the likes of Adam Lambert, Kaya Jones, Ashley Hinshaw, Alan Cumming, Thompson Square, Johnny Weir, Taryn Manning, Perez Hilton, and Lydia Hearst.
10 pm    The John Aston Group performs with their band at the official after-party at Studio 743 to celebrate the Fashion Issue of Design District Magazine
Special Thanks To:  Jetblue, 5-Hour Energy, Peroni, Johnnie Walker Black, Don Julio Tequila, Google,  
Prive Salon For All Hair Looks, Make-Up By Aileen Quintana And Jewelry By Solomon’s Strands

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