Funkshion 2012

Funkshion Fashion Week. Photo: Jipsy

Want to take part in Fashion Week — Miami style?

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 8th year and 17th season this October 18th to the 22nd. As with every year, FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach, will fuse music and fashion and like no other city in the world could do. 

The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach and The Moore Building in the famed Design District in Miami will provide the backdrops for each show. For those of you not in the know,  FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event that provides an intelligent, innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, and select style makers.

Here’s the 411:

Wednesday, Oct. 19:  Isabel Toledo and FGI.   Isabel Toledo was born in Cuba. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and Parsons School of Design (NY). Toledo designed a lemongrass yellow wool lace shift dress with matching overcoat which First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear at the inauguration of her husband, President Barack Obama. At The Moore Building at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Now entering its 7th year, Go Red For Women is the nationwide campaign of The American Heart Association (AHA) to create awareness surrounding America’s #1 killer of women — Heart Disease. The event will showcase red dresses on the runway created and donated specifically for this show by some of the world’s top fashion designers. These dresses will then be auctioned off with all proceeds going the AHA.  Designers Include: Oscar de le Renta, Donna Karan, Custo Barcelona, Angel Sanchez and Gustavo Cadile. At The Setai Hotel at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20:  JetBlue Fashion Show by MIUADAt The Moore Building at  6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20: Toxic Sadie Swimwear. At The Moore Building at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 20:  Sarahi House of Fashion. The collection is an affordable and fashionable clothes and shoes line that is designed to fit the tall women’s body type, while also catering to the average height and petite women. Sarahi House of Fashions understands that everyone is uniquely shaped. At The Moore Building at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20: Xela Fashion by Nora Sahraoui, a new fashion forward collection from Marseille France, is set to debut at Funkshion: Fashion week. The Funkshion audience will view original and authentic work including haute couture, Arabic dresses, cocktail, pret-et-porter, and several one of a kind wedding dresses, all designed specifically for today’s bold woman. At The Setai Hotel. 8pm

Friday, Oct. 21:   Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s lead singer, has stepped out of his music comfort zone to help design a rock and roll clothing line. He has teamed up with Andy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger’s brother, for a ‘rock inspired’ clothing line for Macy’s called Andrew Charles. Steven Tyler was the main inspiration for the Andrew Charles clothing line and will star in the ads alongside his 22-year-old daughter, Chelsea Tyler. At the conclusion of the runway show, Andy Hilfiger, a lifelong musician, will perform songs with his band, The Andrew Charles All-Stars, featuring Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Marky Ramone on drums. Also performing at the event? The Click Clack Boom. At The Moore building at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22:  FUNKSHION Goes Green in an effort to promote social and environmental responsibility, Funkshion has partnered with The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and their “green” team to bring a truly sustainable experience to Fashion Week Miami Beach. 500 Journalists from around the world will be attending an eco-Friendly Runway show by multiple designers (including Eco-Swim , EcoArtFashion by Luis Valenzuela  and designs by Julia Veli) that all follow the sustainability message. At The Setai Hotel at 8 p.m.

The best part? As with every season (since the conception of Funkshion) the general public is encouraged to attend. Just be sure to RSVP.


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