MIAMI FASHION WEEK® IS SET TO KICK OFF ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE 4TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

CO-HOSTED BY TIFFANY & CO. AND THE PHILANTHROPIC LEADERS OF THE MIAMI BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENEFITING THE MIAMI FASHION WEEK FOUNDATION

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The 15TH ANNUAL MIAMI FASHION WEEK, the largest Latin American and International fashion event in the US will host the 4TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS on February 7, 2013, 7:00pm – 10:00pm poolside at the MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH HOTEL in Miami Beach.

The HUMANITARIAN AWARDS honors ten of Miami’s most dedicated and respected philanthropists for their endless giving to the mfwlogocommunity. The evening will include a special fashion presentation by “MIAMI FASHION ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS” NICOLAS FELIZOLA, JULIAN CHANG and VIVIANA G FOR PETIT POIS, fashion models, celebrity guests, music, food, cocktails, an awards presentation and a luxury silent auction with irresistible items from TIFFANY & CO., Miami’s hottest hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, luxury car dealers, international artists, spa treatments and more. The occasion is a fundraising event for the MIAMI FASHION WEEK FOUNDATION, INC., a non-profit organization supporting education within the creative arts by providing cash scholarships, mentoring programs and internships, among other incentives for students and emerging talent in the creative industries.

Following a successful 20 year career spanning more than 35 countries as an international fashion model, BETH SOBOL, founder of SOBOL FASHION PRODUCTIONS, INC. established MIAMI FASHION WEEK in 1999. In 2010, she was joined by Aaron Perry, business man and entrepreneur as managing partner of the newly rebranded SOBOL-PERRY FASHION PRODUCTIONS, INC. to focus on the development of strategic business partnerships and the global expansion of the MIAMI FASHION WEEK brand.

SOBOL states “it’s hard to believe that it has already been 15 years that we have been bringing the best emerging fashion talent in the world to Miami!” Paving the way for the celebration of its 15th Anniversary, MIAMI FASHION WEEK is scheduled for MARCH 20TH – 24TH, 2013 at the MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER.

Showcasing the world’s top eminent designers, fashion VIPs, celebrities, and musicians from nearly every continent, it marks an exciting and glamorous affair that brings jetsetters from around the world for what is sure to be South Florida’s most exciting fashion week yet. “To commemorate our 15th Anniversary we are introducing a number of new and exciting elements to Miami Fashion Week” said Managing Partner, Aaron Perry.

popuplogo  In conjunction with MIAMI FASHION WEEK®, SOBOL-PERRY FASHION PRODUCTIONS will host THE FASHION COLLECTIVE POP-UP BOUTIQUE SHOW. Open to the public, The FASHION COLLECTIVE POP-UP BOUTIQUE SHOW (www.miamipopupboutiques.com) will allow exhibitors to create their own branded “boutique” where retail customers can shop and purchase exciting items never before seen in the US market.

This new concept allows the exhibitors to test their products in the US without the expense of opening their own stores and showrooms. THE FASHION COLLECTIVE will consist of a juried group of the best emerging and established international designers and brands from around the world featuring their latest collections in women’s wear (day, evening and bridal) men’s wear (day, formal and young men’s contemporary,) swimwear, children’s wear, jewelry, accessories and creative art work and unique designer home accessories.

The FASHION COLLECTIVE POP-UP BOUTIQUE SHOW will take place March 22 – 24, 2013 at the MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER HALL D.  The event is open to the public from 4:00pm – 11:00pm daily.

In addition to the 2013 Fall/Winter Edition of MIAMI FASHION WEEK and the FASHION COLLECTIVE POP-UP BOUTIQUE mbwlogoSHOW, SOBOL-PERRY FASHION PRODUCTIONS, INC. and the MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER will play host to the MIAMI BRIDAL WEEK TRADE SHOW AND RUNWAY COLLECTION PRESENTATIONS (www.miamibridalweek.com, March 22-24, 2013). Since its 2011 premier and as an extension of the Miami Fashion Week concept, MIAMI BRIDAL WEEK brings the best of the international bridal and wedding market directly to the consumer.

SOBOL-PERRY FASHION PRODUCTIONS, INC. will bring bridal designers from around the globe, luxury wedding services and certified wedding professionals together to provide a comprehensive and sophisticated wedding showcase to affluent brides and grooms from North, Central and South America, who look to Miami and Miami Beach for their gowns and destination wedding locations. The event will feature a spectacular WEDDING PAVILION with the latest in designer gowns and accessories including wardrobe ideas for the groom along with elaborate and exclusive wedding essentials such as custom invitations, customized couture wedding vow and officiant services, celebrity wedding planners, exquisite decór ideas, catering services with the latest trends in food and beverage ideas, destination wedding and honeymoon services and much more!

Having received five Keys to the CITY OF MIAMI BEACH and Proclamations from the CITY OF MIAMI, CITY OF MIAMI BEACH and STATE OF FLORIDA, Miss Sobol has also been honored with awards by many of her peers including the 50 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MIAMI, TOP 25 INFLUENCERS IN FLORIDA, ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS, among others.

MIAMI FASHION WEEK is made possible with the support of the MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR and BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS as well as the MIAMI BEACH VISITORS AND CONVENTIONS AUTHORITY and the OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH.

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