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Miami Fashion Week Recap

Day 3 – Master Class Programming, Runway Shows and Antonio Banderas Benefit Gala
Photo Credit: Lukebeyond

Day three of Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW) continued with the educational series of Miami Fashion Week Summit hosted by internationally recognized model Valeria Mazza. Opening the floor was Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founder and CEO of Piñatex, who spoke on sustainable materials, followed by Juan Pedro Moreno, president of Accenture, commenting on the impact of digital, and concluded with Francois Van Den Abeele, founder of Sea2see, explaining on sea waste disrupting fashion.

Back at the Ice Palace Film Studios, over 600 guests were in attendance leaving standing-room only for the runway presentations by Benito Santos and Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Renowned Mexican fashion designer, Benito Santos, opened the night with looks inspired by Greek mythology. Ready-to-wear resort wear with gold accents and gladiator sandals, the exclusive collection reflected ancient beauty.

Noble Spanish designer Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada followed with her models bouncing with energy, blowing kisses and getting cheeky on the runway. With the brand’s signature fun-loving style, the exclusive resort collection unleashed a rainbow-spanning palette that was smacked with stripes, hearts and patterns.

The evening concluded with MIAFW Honorary President Antonio Banderas Benefit Gala, with all proceeds supporting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation and Fundación Lágrimas y Favores. The annual black-tie event featured sit-down dinner, live entertainment and live auction.

For the first time in its history, Roberto Cavalli unveiled a special curated luxury collection at the gala to an audience of A-list celebrities, global influencers and fashion leaders. The collection embodied a modern design of beauty and sensuality with a fresh perspective on glamour. Featuring 25 looks from the brand’s collection, the Roberto Cavalli team donated an evening gown of the SS 2005 Roberto Cavalli Collection to the live auction.

VIPS in attendance included:

· Antonio Banderas (MIAFW Honorary President)

· Julio Iranzo (MIAFW CEO)

· Carlos A. Giménez (Mayor of Miami-Dade County)

· Valeria Mazza (Fashion Model and Entrepreneur)

· Nieves Álvarez (Spanish Model and Television Presenter)

· Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada (Fashion Designer)

· Ángel Sánchez (Fashion Designer)

· Rene Ruiz (Fashion Designer)

· Ugo Colombo (Real Estate Developer)

Looking forward, day four will include exclusive runway shows by Colombia’s acclaimed designers Daniella Batlle, Carolina Estefan and Lina Cantillo, as well renowned Spanish designer Custo Barcelona.

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