By Daniela Ortega, Contributing Reporter
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Miami Fashion Week, or MIAFW 2019 is the first fashion week devoted entirely to Resort Cruise Collections. The events carry over the course of five days, from May 29th until June 2nd across the city.
MIAFW will showcase the most innovative fashion, host the most fabulous parties, and even inform its attendees on subjects of sustainability and technology in relation to the industry.
Tickets for Miami Fashion Week: The Experience, come with different benefits and at various prices. Prices start at $520 and go up to almost $8,000. The most basic packages include only runway shows, while the more exclusive and expensive ones, include backstage access and invitation to glorious celebrations with the most fashionable elite.
The events kicked off Wednesday, May 29th at noon with a press conference at the EPIC Hotel, followed by a kick-off party at Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell City Center and a designers dinner at Chotto Matte restaurant in Miami Beach.
The actual runway shows began on Thursday, May 30th at the Ice Palace Film Studios, (where all shows will be held) at 59 NW 14TH St. However, before the shows begin on Thursday and Friday, the MIAFW will hold a “Sustainability and Technology” summit from 9AM to 1PM at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. The first show will debut at 6PM, “Rene by RR Runway,” followed at 7:30 PM by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
On Friday May 31st, shows start at 5PM at the Ice Palace, after the summit. The first show will be the “Daniella Battle Runway,” followed by the “Herminas Reea Runway” at 6:30 PM and the “Vero Diaz Runway” at 7:30 PM. The night will continue at the MIAMFW Benefit Gala, at 8:30 PM at the Faena Forum. Tickets for this event only are up to $1,000.
Saturday starts with a private “Influencers Brunch” and a Monica Valera Jewelry Exhibit event at 11:30 AM at SeaSpice restaurant. The runway shows start soon after at 3:30 PM with the “Dash Fashion Show,” the “Miami Fashion Institute” at 5PM, the “Glory Ang Runway” at 6:30 PM, and the “Fernando Alberto Runway” at 8PM. All shows will be held at the Ice Palace.
On closing day, Sunday June 2nd, events start at 5PM with the “Jenny Polanco Runway” and the “Arcadio Diaz Runway.” At 6:30 PM the “Jacqueline Then Runway” will take place, followed at 8PM by the last show, the “Giannina Azar Runway.” The closing party will follow at 9PM at the Ice Palace as well.
Many outstanding designers and especially many Latin Americans designers are involved in MIAFW. As the idea of the event is to “highlight Miami as a fashion-hub, as well as take advantage of the strong and diverse connection the city has built to Latin America.”
In addition Miami Fashion Week: The Experience, aims to “encourage the furthering of the essence of Miami’s ever-growing population of artists and designers.”