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Day two of Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW) commenced with the debut of Miami Fashion Week Summit, a series running parallel to each day’s runway shows from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus’ auditorium. Hosted by fashion model and entrepreneur Valeria Mazza, the program focused on the fashion industry’s sustainable and ethical issues with top fashion experts Sass Brown, founding dean of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, Javier Goyeneche, founder and president of ECOALF, and Kavita Parmar, founder of The IOU Project.
Later that evening, guests arrived at the Ice Palace Film Studios, the official home of MIAFW, and experienced a runway by the creative students of Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College. The dynamic collections included bold, colorful and futuristic clothing, setting the bar high for the next generation of fashion aficionados.
The night concluded with Miami’s very own, Rene Ruiz, who debuted his new brand “RENE by RR.” With ethical fashion being a global topic, Ruiz broke through sustainability by putting a glam spin on casual resort wear with upcycled materials.