Miami’s Funkshion Fashion Week kicks off this Thursday featuring 2012 winter and fall collections. The 9th annual four day event runs from March 14 -17. While previous years, designers have showcased at various locations in Miami Beach, this season all shows will be held in the Design District’s Moore Building. Attendees can expect to see swimwear by Rihanna and Lady Gaga swimsuit designer Emily Brown to sexy dresses by bombshell Pachi Lake to Mr. Coleman who will feature hundred models in his runway finale. Plus, there’s student work by University of Miami students, locals like Julia Veli and a special Haiti themed show featuring several Haitian designers. The 9th annual Funkshion Fashion Week is free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly suggested to www.fashionweekmiami.com
Here is a schedule of shows to see.
Thursday March 15th
1pm University of Miami Art & Design Student Showcase. UM student Valentina Delfino’s whose a gown was worn on the red-carpet of the Academy Awards this by Actress, Missi Pyle will also be showcasing her work.
7pm Angel Brinks Couture Leggings
8pm Cruel Summer by Emily Brown. Brown’s clients include Rihanna and Lady Gaga. She will be presenting reversible swimwear with daring psychedelic colors, detailing and avant-guard shapes.
9pm Hevin by Pachi Lake.TV Host Pachi Lake and BFF to Richie Rich will debut her new contemporary women’s fashion line called Hevin.
Friday, March 16th
8pm LA GlamRock by Lauren Ashley. The line is known for fusing red carpet designs with rock-n-roll edge. Celebrity Stylist Victor Price will be on site to style this show which is being presented by charity organization LittleJewelBox.net.
8:30pm Wet Couture Swimwear by Angelina Petragl
9pm Haiti a La Mode! Haitian designers will present their Mag Art Creations, Bien Abye by Dayanne Danier , Elmire Desrouleaux For Perpetual. Plus there will be a live costume display by The Party Room Squad and special guest: Jencarlos Canela.
Saturday, March 17th
7pm Mr. Coleman presents collections by Jacinta Ligon, Aluna Swimwear, Yasser Faraco and 5 Star General. The finale will have a 100 models walking in it.
8pm Julia Veli Miami artist and designer, Julia Veli will display her work which mixesecycled materials such as newspaper, canvas, screen, vinyl and wire to making wearable clothes.
9pm Casey Levan by Evrice Cornelius. The collection consists of exaggerated style lines and controversial perspectives fused with an uncanny sense of mediocrity through color. The line portrays “mythical” vision of the modern day woman