by Jenifer Herring

Miami Art District comes to life for 2010 Fashion Week

See Giselle Sosa and I report at this year’s Miami Fashion Week!

Here’s my quick Video Flip of some of this year’s performers and fashions from Ecuadorian designer, Milu Espinoza:

Silk, shimmer, and sky-high stilettos dominated the runway during this year’s 12th annual Miami International Fashion Week. About 700 people combined of press, buyers, and audience came out to support designers from all over the world each night in Miami’s Art District during March 18th through the 21st.

On Friday March 19, the audience piled in so tightly that many guests were standing against the back walls just to catch a glimpse of the women’s swimwear by designer Antonia Saenz from Columbia.

“What’s better than beautiful women with clothes that fit so well,” model Wayne Patrick said.

As the models strutted down the runway in bright, colorful pastel bathing suits to the French song “Baby, Baby, Baby” by Make the Girls Dance, the audience cheered.

Metallic fabrics, sequins, and high heels with lots of straps seem to be a reoccurring theme with many of the designers, such as Franco Montoro. Montoro chose to use high slits, several straps and cutouts. Also many dresses were made of a light, sultry silk with bold black lines. Thick bracelets and accent clutches accompanied the outfits.

Women weren’t the only stars of the show as men’s clothing designer Arcadio Diaz from the Dominican Republic stole the show when one of his models walked out on the runway with a baby as an accessory. His clothes were light, airy and consisted of a variety of blue, pink, and yellow pastels.

Designer Nicolas Felizola won the 2010 Miami International Fashion Week Men’s Style Award with his fitted silk suits and sexy, soft scarves.

Aside from fashion, the event also had a variety of performers including dancers and singers. Surrounding the main event, tables were set up showcasing vibrant jewelry from Latin-inspired designers. The jewelry had unique designs and stones.

“I like the show and I think it’s getting better and better every year,” Patrick said.

Many local celebrities came out to show support such as Bravo “Miami Social” cast member, Ariel Stein and one of the original Versace models and actor in AMC’s “Mad Men” Vincent de Paul.

Miami Fashion Week was created by former model Beth Sobol who said according to NBC Miami, “New York Fashion Week is only three years older than us.”

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

2010 Miami Fashion Week

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