And it was Miami's turn to show, during Miami Beach International Fashion Week, held from March 3 to 6, the quality of its best local designers, as well as publicize the talent of other designers from Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
There were four awards nights, fashion shows and parties where the crème de la crème of fashion met in Miami. Among the Latino designers who participated were the Peruvians Claudia Bertolero and Julián Chang, the Venezuelan Nicolás Felizola, known for dressing Miami celebrities, the Puerto Rican César Rosario, the Argentine Mariela Allaix and the Ecuadorian Paulina Bedoya and Paula Anda.
Dominican designer Damaris Rubio, who three years ago won the Miami Fashion Week pret-a-porter award, caught our attention for the beauty and elegance of her evening dresses (photo). After living 20 years in Madrid, her style, according to what she has said, is a mixture of Spanish and Dominican culture. Her goal: to create jovial and elegant clothing that can be accessible to all women.
With 12 years of existence and the participation of more than 50 designers, Miami Fashion Week continues to be one of the most important platforms for international designers. A trade show is planned for next year as an additional component to the parades.