Day three of MIAFW continued with the educational series of Miami Fashion Week Summit hosted by internationally recognized model Valeria Mazza. Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founder and CEO of Piñatex, opened the floor and spoke on sustainable materials, Juan Pedro Moreno, president of Accenture, followed and commented on the impact of digital, Francois Van Den Abeele, founder of Sea2see, closed the program on topics of 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 auction and live entertainment by Fanny Lu (Colombian artist).
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.