Miami Beach International Fashion Week kicked off on January 27 with its Second Annual Humanitarian Awards event at Mondrian in South Beach. Ten of South Floridaâ€™s most philanthropic members in the community were honored with the nominee of a humanitarian award. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co, the event benefitted the Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc. is co-sponsored by Moroccan Oil. Celebrity disc jockey Mr. Sandman, spinned for this memorable event. Television and radio celebrities Brian Andrews and Ileana Garcia hosted the event along with Miamiâ€™s top fashion designers and celebrity guests.
The Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) independent and not- for- profit organization that strives on generating funds for charitable and philanthropic initiatives. The goal of the foundation is to provide scholarships to the winners of the Miami Beach International Fashion Week competitions so that they may have the opportunity to thrive in their efforts in becoming professional within the fashion industry. Throughout the year, the foundation hosts a variety of events to help raise the funds for these emerging designers and students studying fashion design, jewelry making, photography and graphic arts. The foundation announces the winner for the scholarship at the opening night press conference of the Miami Beach International Fashion Week, March 3.
Since 1837, Tiffany & Co has been the worldâ€™s premier luxury brand in jewelry with global recognition in their specialty retail stores. The elite line of jewelry and fine accessories defines the Tiffany legacy through design and social responsibility. Their fashion is defined by innovative designers and glamorous collections.
â€œAt Tiffany & Co. we feel it is very important for individuals to invest their time and efforts for the greater good and betterment of our community,â€ says Henry Gonzalez, group director of Miami and Naples. â€œWe also realize and take pride in our responsibility as a corporation to practice the same principles. It is our pleasure to do both and support Miami Fashion Week Foundationâ€™s cause to promote excellence in fashion, while recognizing this year’s honorees with a token of appreciation for their commitment towards the overall well-being of our society.â€
This yearâ€™s event took place at the Mondrian in South Beach. The beautiful bay front hotel features Morgans’ world-renowned agua spa, Jeffrey Chodorow’s Asia de Cuba, and the famed Sunset Lounge. With Stunning views of downtown and the finest bay front location in South beach, Mondrian offers the perfect setting to host the Humanitarian Awards.
â€œWe are pleased to have our 2nd Annual Humanitarian Awards event at Mondrian in South Beachâ€ says Beth Sobol, president and executive producer of Miami Beach International Fashion Week. â€œAlongside Tiffany and Co and Moroccanoil, we strive to raise funds for the foundation and for those young minds eager to emerge in fashion design and related fields within the industry.â€
About Miami Beach International Fashion Week:
Beth Sobol, President of Sobol â€“ Perry Fashion Productions, Inc., founded Miami Beach Fashion WeekÂ® in 1999 following a successful career as an international fashion model. She has worked with some of the fashion worldâ€™s most influential designers and producers and launched Miami Fashion Week to provide a platform for designers from Latin America to gain international exposure. During the past 12 years, MBIFW has evolved into one of the worldâ€™s premier fashion events spotlighting designers from Europe, USA and Canada, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia as well as the largest showcase of Latin American design talent in the United States. For more information visit www.miamifashionweek.com
About Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc:
The Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc, is a 501(c ) (3) independent, not for profit organization formed as the entity to generate funds and accept corporate and private contributions for charitable and philanthropic initiatives. Operating year-round, the foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events to raise scholarship funds that benefit the emerging designers and students studying fashion design, fashion photography, film and graphic arts involved with the Miami International Fashion Week competitions. Among other exciting prizes including mentoring and study abroad programs, the competition winners will receive a cash prize from MFWF scholarship fund as part of their award.
About Tiffany & CO:
TIFFANY & CO. operates jewelry and specialty retail stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit tiffany.com. or call Tiffany & Co. Village of Merrick Park: 305.529.4390 or Tiffany & Co. Bal Harbour Shops: 305.864.1801.
About Mondrian in South Beach:
Mondrian in South Beach: Mondrian in South Beach, Morgans Hotel Group’s third property in South Beach, designed by Marcel Wanders as Sleeping Beauty’s castle, invites residents and guests to live within a modern fantasy. The property features Morgans’ world-renowned agua spa, Jeffrey Chodorow’s Asia de Cuba, Sunset Lounge. Mondrian is located in SoBe’s West Ave and offers ownership in a waterfront property with private, VIP boat access to Biscayne Bay and breathtaking views of downtown Miami. The property features 335 hotel residences of studios, one-and two-bedroom residences, and four tower suites. Mondrian also features a newly opened fully functional Marina. 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL |305.514.4955 | www.mondrian-miami.com
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