Miami Fashion Week, Miami Bridal Week, Pop-Up Boutique Show 3/20/13-3/23/13

Miami Fashion Week, Miami Bridal Week, Pop-Up Boutique Show
miamifashionweekOpen daily March 20th – 23rd 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Wednesday, March 20th: OPENING NIGHT
5:30pm – Press Conference
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café featuring Massimo Giannattasio, Executive Chef of CBO Wine Bar prepares a three-course tasting menu, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation.
7:30pm – Miami Style Showcase featuring Florida’s Fashion Stars: Prelude Designers: Erin Healy, Crystal 4 U and Lisu Vega. Miami Style Designers: Julian Chang, Kayce Armstrong for Art of Shade, Viviana G. for Petit Pois, Fabrizio de Castro, Nicolas Felizola Evening & Bridal Couture
9:30pm – Carlos Miele/Brazil, Special Guest and recipient of the International Designer of the Year Award

Thursday, March 21st:
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation
7:00pm – Daywear Style Showcase: LOLA Kids/Colombia, Denim Down Jeans/USA, Alta Tensione/Italy, I Love Fashion Collection by Fashion TV’s President and Founder, Michel Adam
8:30pm – Africa Designers Showcase: Wumi-O, Asodamisi, Crown Natures, Tap Designs, Finicky Couture, Mike Sylla for Baïfall Dream
10:00pm – Eveningwear Showcase: Raafia Husain for Raffia SAH/Pakistan-UK, Galo Sanchez Couture/Bolivia, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi for SEEN/UAE, Carlos Vigil Couture/Peru, Heather Jones Designs/West Indies
Fadila Kahil for Mirage Bridal Couture/Algeria

Friday, March 22nd:
10:00am – 4:00pm Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line in Today’s Market
This workshop is geared toward the emerging designer who wants to avoid the problems that wipe out new lines before they even get started.  Topics covered include design concept, line development, cutting projections, exposure, pre-production planning, production, finding the right factory, fabric and trim sourcing, distribution, sales reporting, and financials.  No experience necessary.  This workshop is open to everyone.  Space is limited. Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 2nd floor meeting room D232. Cost is $198 Click here to register.
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café featuring Executive Chef Steve Sabatino, Whole Foods Market prepares a three-course tasting menu, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation.
7:00pm – Swimwear Showcase: Shaquoya Jackson/USA, Tantrink/Jamaica, Sambarela/Brazil
Heather Jones Bridal Couture/West Indies
8:30pm – Prêt-A-Porter Showcase: Dolcevita Cashmere/Italy, Dusko Orascanin/Bosnia & Herzegovina, Heidy Estrada/Bolivia, Claudia Anicy Manuguian/Chile, Mison Moda Winner-Mujeres De Bolivia
10:00pm – Duchesa Bridal Couture by Robin Fleming/USA
Itala Testino/Peru

Saturday, March 23rd
10:00am – 4:00pm Retail 101: How to open and run a successful retail store
This workshop is geared toward helping the prospective retail storeowner avoid the problems that so often close a store before they can even get started.  Topics covered include the when and where of buying, retail math, industry terms, merchandising and displays, your sales team, operations, technology, and customer service.  No experience necessary.  This workshop is open to everyone.  Space is limited. 
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 2nd floor meeting room D232. Cost is $198 click here to register.
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Culinary Style Café featuring Chef Jonathan W. Barnett, Centerplate creating a three-course tasting menu, proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation
7:30pm – Fashion Showcase
9:00pm – Miami Moda & Music Awards featuring Rosa Clará Bridal Couture/Spain, celebrity emcees and special performances.

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