The month of March proved to be a fashion enthusiast’s dream. From the countless trunk shows that filled South Florida, to Funksion Fashion Week bloggers and socialites alike were out in full force and we must admit that it was all a gift to our camera lenses. The headliner of all the fashion related festivities undisputedly was Miami Fashion International Week. The week offered up a few unexpected changes that created a healthy buzz around the 15th anniversary of the international fashion week. All shows as well as parties were confined to the Miami Beach Convention Center, which was a feature our legs and gas tanks loved. However, the most notable feature of the week was the inclusion of international designer Carlos Miele. Fashion followers were in awe about the designer’s showcase being announced as part of the week. The designer was also named international designer of the year.
The week did a phenomenal job this year in providing the diversity that is becoming synonymous with the Miami culture. Carribean, Hispanic, European and African designers were all represented on the runway this year. While every show was a treat for the eyes and flickering lenses, the African showcase was literally a fashionista’s dreams.
Mike Sylla for Baïfall Dream
The designer who was a part of the African showcase graced the runway with hand painted one of kind leather pieces that were beautifully feminine and culturally strong. The vibrant dark brown faces painted on the back of the designer’s pieces told a dynamic story of beauty and strength that was impossible to ignore.
The entire week featured one of a kind designs that could be described as the visual kindred spirits of the Miami culture- romantic, luxurious and colorful. Tap Designs was another favorite of ours Thursday night of the week.
This flowy number was one of our favorites from Heather Jones Bridal.