Miami Fashion Week Announces Launch of Buyers Salon at 2009 Event 3/20-22/08

The International Alliance of Specialty Fashion Retailers (IASFR) has partnered with the Council of International Fashion Designers (CIFD) to launch the first annual Buyers Salon at Miami Fashion Week®.
Miami Fashion Week®, the largest Latin American and international fashion event in the US will present the latest Spring preview of over 60 of the most exciting emerging and established designers from throughout North, South and Central America including Mexico and the Caribbean as well as international designers from Spain, Italy, Australia, U.A.E., Pakistan, South Africa, Eastern European and India to name just a few. Categories include women’s evening wear and prêt-a-porter, swimwear, men’s wear, jewelry and accessories.
Miami Fashion Week® celebrates its 11th year presenting these runway collections to over 500 international media and in 2008 hosted over 270 buyers from throughout the world. The Buyers Salon, only open to participating MFW designers will be set up for designers to meet with individual US and international retail buyers to present and review their collections one on one.
Included will be the following:
Meet and Greet breakfast for the buyers and designers with keynote speakers Michelle Harrison, President of Michelle Harrison & Associates international showroom (Atlanta) and Mercedes Gonzalez, President of Global Purchasing Group (New York City) discussing the US retail market and what buyers expect from designers
Private one on one interviews with Michelle Harrison
An 8’x8′ space with a table, chairs and sign with designers name , jewelry / accessory designers will have a glass display case and sign
Five floating models available for all designers to share if a buyer would like to see a garment on
International promotion of the Buyers Salon
Bi-Lingual IASFR staff to check in all buyers and organize meetings for designers
The Buyers Salon will be open March 20, 21 and 22, 2009 from 10:00am – 4:00pm and take place in the Parliament at SOHO Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue in Miami’s trendy Wynwood Art District.
Miami Fashion Week® has earned an international reputation for introducing the hottest new designers to the US market. Robin Fleming, President of IASFR is thrilled with the association as a new venue for the top specialty store buyers in the US and internationally to meet some of the best new design talent in the world. “With an overload of US trade shows and limited time for the buyers to travel, the MFW Buyers Salon is the perfect solution to finding fresh new designers for our stores.”
For additional information, please contact:
Beth Sobol
Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc
9378 NW 8th Circle
Plantation, FL 33324 USA
Member Affiliations:
The Luxury Marketing Council
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Miami Beach Women’s Business Council Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Woman Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)