Banderas Ready to Head Up Miami Fashion Week

Antonio Banderas is ready to take Miami fashion-forward…

The 55-year-old Spanish actor and budding fashion designer is serving as honorary president of this year’s Miami Fashion Week, as it begins a new chapter June 2 to 5.

Antonio Banderas

During a press conference on Wednesday, Banderas told the audience that he’s convinced the new Miami Fashion Week – MIAFW – can become the signature fashion event in the Americas.

“Miami is very related to fashion, more than it appears,” said Banderas.

On Saturday, June 4, Banderas will host a soiree at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Coral Gables.

The theme of this Miami Fashion Week is resort wear, a style that fits in well with an international city like Miami.

Designers showcasing their creations during the June 2-5 MIAFW include Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Alvarno, Custo, Andres Sarda, Aguaclara, Yirko, Claudia Bertolero, Ana Maria Guiulfo and Rene Ruiz.

Miami Fashion Week, now in its 18th year, created an app this year to keep guests up-to-date on the latest. Other new aspects of the week include a partnership with a fashion school in Spain, College Centro Español de Nuevas Profesiones, to teach aspiring fashionistas the business-side of the industry. Miami Fashion Week will also feature short films this year. The Ice Palace Film Studios in Miami will serve as the nucleolus for this year’s extravaganza.

The event will also feature musical performances by Prince Royce and Jencarlos Canela.

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