| August 28, 2012 | Calendar
The Miami Design District will participate in fashion’s most iconic after-hours shopping extravaganza, Fashion’s Night Out, now in its fourth year. Across the country and around the world, retailers and designers are planning an evening of special events, offers and exclusive designs that will prove irresistible to fashionistas everywhere.
As a destination for world-class fashion, the Miami Design District has few equals with luxury retailers such as Marni, Christian Louboutin and Maison Martin Margiela, now joined by Cartier and Celine. In conjunction with cities around the world, fashion stores across the Miami Design District will come together to offer limited-time-only promotions, entertainment, and special events. Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative started in 2009 by American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York.
This is the third year that Miami-Dade County is an official host of Fashion’s Night Out. Miami Design District is a partner of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County ’s official economic development partnership, which is spearheading local, county-wide involvement in this one-night event.
As well as offering the opportunity to spruce up wardrobes courtesy of the many designers and fashion retailers in the Miami Design District, shoppers can take in music from 6:00 to 11:00pm by DJ Mike Sikes and a live musical performance by avant-dance duo Afrobeta at Oak Plaza Plummer Alley and 39th Street.
This year, one lucky fashionista will have a chance to win a highly coveted swag bag filled with items from the District’s luxury retailers. A special Fashion’s Night Out scavenger hunt will take place via Twitter using the hashtag #FNOMiami. Members of the public will also have a chance to be the face of the District’s Fashion’s Night Out by Tweeting photos of their style @DesignDistrict with #FNOMIAMI to be featured on Instagram walls throughout the District.
Participating Miami Design District retailers for Fashion’s Night Out include En Avance, Marni, Maison Martin Margiela, Anya Ponorovskaya, Scotch & Soda, Sebastien James, Turchin Love & Light Collection, I on the District, and The District Factory. Fashion’s Night Out officially takes place from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.
Highlights this year will include:
The Collins Building, 139 NE 39TH Street
The District Factory will present 30 of Miami’s emerging designers and creatives with ‘A Glimpse Behind the Assembly Line,’ a pop up market featuring art, jewelry, apparel and vintage finds. The market will feature specialty cocktails, light bites, live music and giveaways.
161 NE 40th Street
En Avance will be featuring new collections from local designers Carol Seikaly and Magda Gomes. Over 20 years in Miami, En Avance has become a "global showcase" for a full range of merchandise for men and women, from clothing and accessories to beauty products and jewelry to home and gift items that reflects Karen's passion of interior design and luxe living. In celebration of our 20 years, expect exclusive collaborations with Karen's favorite designers and limited edition pieces.
Maison Martin Margiela
3930 NE 2ND Avenue, Suite 101
Maison Martin Margiela will showcase its latest collections in its beautifully designed Miami flagship store. Cocktails will be served throughout the evening. Maison Martin Margiela has, since its founding in 1988, made Paris its home. It opened in the Miami Design District in 2009 with a custom designed space featuring its iconic use of whites and a unique selection of furniture, materials and objects.
3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100
Marni’s boutique captures the mood of Miami's Design District taking inspiration from the streamlined, rhythmic patterns of the Art Deco style for which the city is famous. This intriguing setting contributes to the heritage of Miami's Design District and provides an unexpected and captivating way of presenting Marni ready to wear and accessories collections.
35 NE 40TH Street
Anya Ponorovskaya will offer shoppers a surprise gift with their purchase and serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. Anya Ponorovskaya's feminine designs are reminiscent of 1950s luxury, crafted meticulously in New York City to ensure perfect tailoring. The collection includes women's clothing, handbags and shoes.
Scotch & Soda
130 NE 40th St.
The Amsterdam-based fashion brand will open its doors to showcase its latest line of vintage style casual wear and offer shoppers cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.
130 NE 40TH Street, Suite 2
Sebastien James will offer a special 20% discount to shoppers along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the evening. The store specializes in European fashion, from sportswear to cocktail gowns and eveningwear from brands including Missoni, Red Valentino and Helmut Lang.
Turchin Love & Light Jewelry
130 NE 40TH Street
For this special evening Turchin will be unveiling its new Love & Protection-inspired pendant collection and hosting a Zen-inspired Champagne reception. Turchin’s collection launched six years ago with Blessed Tibetan Prayer Beads designed into eco friendly necklaces and bracelets.
I on the District
120 NE 40TH Street
The upscale eyewear boutique will open its doors for Fashion’s Night Out. I on the District offers an impressive selection of handmade pieces from Italy, France, Germany, and Japan. Eyewear brands include Cutler & Gross, Chrome Hearts, Thierry Lasry, DITA, Alain Mikli, Oliver Peoples, and Bottega Veneta.
The Miami Design District’s Fashion’s Night Out is organized with the support of Vogue Latin America, Grey Goose, The Beacon Council and COWSHED Nail Bar courtesy of Soho House Group.