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.

Banderas to Serve as Honorary President of Miami Fashion Week

Antonio Banderas is Miami’s new king of fashion…

The 55-year-old Spanish actor, director and producer will serve as the new honorary president of Miami Fashion Week, scheduled for March 2016, according to organizers.

Antonio Banderas

“With his creative talent, his connections and his charisma he will give a new push to Miami Fashion Week,” said Julio Iranzo, the president of the event, referring to the actor.

In a statement, Banderas said that Miami “deserves to have a fashion event at the highest international level,” and he emphasized that the city is experiencing “strong growth in all areas.”

“We’re going to contribute a new way of communicating to fashion,” said the actor, who is preparing for his duties next year by launching his own menswear line called Antonio Banderas Design.

Iranzo, meanwhile, said he was grateful for the involvement of Banderas as honorary president of the event and emphasized that the organization is going through a period of renewal and relaunching to position Miami Fashion Week at the “peak” of international fashion.

Iranzo also said that The Fashion Shows group, which promotes the Miami Fashion Week brand, has a strategic relaunching plan that “will revolutionize” the fashion industry in Miami, and he added that along with Banderas it will transform the event into a reference point for the national and international market.