Monday, April 16, 2007

Miami Fashion Week

9th Annual Miami Fashion Week(R) Hits Miami April 13-16, 2007
PR Newswire

MIAMI, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami Fashion Week(R), the official fashion event for the City of Miami Beach and the largest Latin American fashion event in the US, explodes onto the scene with over 70 of the world's most talented fashion designers in women's eveningwear and pret-a-porter, men's wear, jewelry and accessories from April 13-16, 2007. Being held at The Wynwood Pavilion in Miami's new Wynwood Arts District, this spectacular event brings together fashion, beauty, music and art with a crossover of international style and culture from designers, entertainers and celebrities from all over the world including Spain, India and Italy among others.

The four-day event will also include educational seminars on international trends forecasting by Global Purchasing Group sponsored by Lalique, a business panel discussion sponsored by Citibank, moderated by Charlotte Gallogly, President of the World Trade Center in Miami with a variety of international industry leaders including the world's largest apparel law firm; Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A. and international apparel distributor; IMEX Trading. Also included will be celebrity appearances and VIP after parties at Miami Beach's hottest venues. More than 600 international media representatives from over 36 countries will cover this incredible fashion and entertainment event.

Miami Fashion Week(R) kicks off its festivities with a press conference on April 13th leading into the Lingerie/Swimwear Showcase followed by the Miami Style Showcase featuring the best designers in Miami including Julian Chang, Nicolas Felizola, Frivole, Ana Maria Guiulfo, Leo Koel and Susan Elias.

Attracting an array of the most talented emerging and established designers in the world, Miami Fashion Week(R) will present the latest collections by designers Cecilia Perez, Jeronima Palacio, Monica Bursztyn and John Estrada from Colombia, MLO and Trizia from Argentina, Brazil's Tereza Santos and Aline Alcantara, Panama's Federico Visuetti, Jaime Luna and Edda Gonzalez, India's Suhani Pittie, Paridhi Sahai, Chandni Munjal and Peacock Couture, Mexico's Julia y Renata, Jose Maria Torre, Marvin & Quetzal, Maringo and Samuel Burstein, Italy's Fernando Bustamante, plus many more designers from Spain, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Peru, USA and the Caribbean islands of Barbados and The Bahamas.

Among other young and talented rising stars, students from A.i. Miami International University of Art and Design and the Universidad Autonoma del Caribe from Barranquilla, Colombia will each showcase their student's designs in separate runway shows.

The Miami Fashion Week(R) Special Guest and 2007 Designer of the Year is Lecoanet Hemant (LH) famed designer duo of Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo- German Hemant Sagar. With a career that began in Paris and spanning over two decades, they have been the recipients of many international awards including "The Golden Thimble Award" for the most creative and Elegant Collection of the Haute Couture season in Paris in 1994 and the "Swarovski Creation Prize of the City of Paris" in 2005, among many others. LH recently relocated to India to set up an exclusive manufacturing and production of the Lecoanet Hemant collections inspired by their years of Haute Couture in Paris, and also manufacture and partially design collections for other prestigious brands including: Kenzo, Ines de La Fressange and Pierre Balmain. Hemant, the menswear designer of the duo will launch his much anticipated men's collection along with the latest women's line at Miami Fashion Week(R).

Closing the week-long fashion celebration will be the star-studded Miami Moda & Music Awards(R) hosted by Candela Ferro and Alfonso (Poncho) de Anda. A variety of fashion and music awards will be presented this evening along with performances by some of the hottest new entertainers in the market.

Official media partners are Terra Networks, USA the world's largest Spanish language Internet portal featuring a Miami Fashion Week(R) mini site with the Mujer Channel, Body Channel, the official Spanish language Fashion & Entertainment cable television partner and producers of a live Satellite Transmission of the MFW top runways and especial programs that will be broadcast throughout South and Central America, Florida International Magazine, Two Mundos Magazine and the event is also supported by various additional media partners worldwide.

Miami Fashion Week(R) would like to extend a special thank you to the City of Miami Beach, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tourist Development Council for their continued support of the event over the past nine years.

Miami Fashion Week(R) is open to the public. For advanced ticket sales, schedules, press and buyer's registration, discounted hotel reservations and further information please visit

Beth Sobol of Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc., founded Miami Fashion Week(R) in 1999 to provide a forum offering international exposure for designers from Latin America. During the past eight years, it has developed into one of the world'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.


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