Fashion Designer Expo Florida Kicks Off


Local designers and Top Model Maytee Martinez participate


By: Annie Vazquez

This Thursday, April 18, the Fashion Designer Expo Florida Kicks Off. The event takes place at Sofitel Miami with  variety of fashion shows, vendors and celebrity guests lke Top Model Maytee Martinez. Check out the schedule below and get tickets at


Thursday April 18 - 8pm

-Opening Night Dinner Celebration presented by Let the Runway Meet the Cause, Inc.

-VIP guests will gather in the Paris Ballroom for a formal dinner filled with Fashion & Philanthropy Featuring Guest -Speaker Dr. Doblecki-Lewis, Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, International Spoken Word Poet and Activist Emonde "Mi Corazon" Prosper among some of the most influential professionals in South Florida. (Invitation Only)


Friday April 19 - 8pm

-An intimate and exclusive Poolside Fashion Show sponsored by HLPR Group featuring "ADORO" by Top Model "Maytee Martinez" & Jennafer Ashley Swimwear. 

-Complimentary Wine and Hors d' oeurves. Spoken Word Poet and Activist Emonde "Mi Corazon" Prosper . Model/Actress Trishauna Clarke and gorgeous male Model Lloyd Dickenson.  Tickets available online.


Saturday April 20 - 5pm

Runway Shows featuring Top Emerging Designers from around the world AND Let the Runway Meet the Cause runway finale in support of AIDS Awareness

5pm - Poolside Fashion Lounge presented by CCWC Network Corp. 

-Red Carpet & VIP Complimentary Wine and Hors d' oeurves 

-Special Guests include: Dr. Deborah Holmes, Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, Miami Dolphins Player Jimmy Wilson, Miami Dolphins Player Chris Clemons, Owner of South Street Miami Restaurant Amaris Jones, Aspect and the Band, Ashlee Keating, 99Jamz Radio Personality Miss Kimmy, and Spoken Word Poet and Activist Emonde "Mi Corazon" Prosper, and dancer Jenni Rodriguez.

6pm -Runway Designers include: Yasser Faraco, Abnormal Ariginals, J'Rod Designs the Official Sponsor of Let the Runway Meet the Cause, Kel Fashion and Design, Nino Apparel, Wild Child Collection, Designs by Esperanza, Kri8ed Clothing, The Q7 Element, and SUSY Who.

-Let the Runway Meet the Cause designers include: Bella Fashions, J'Rod Designs, and a presentation by Kids in the MIX!





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