SOURCE: FUNKSHION Productions

March 15, 2016 12:30 ET

FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach to Present FALL/WINTER 2016 Shows March 16 - 19, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach gets ready to heat up the city once again with the Fall/Winter 2016 events from March 16-19. The innovative four-day lifestyle platform of highly curated events including seasonal runway shows and industry panel discussions, as well as signature music and film activations, will be presented in Miami's cutting-edge Wynwood Arts District for the first time at Studio 255Miami with satellite events on South Beach. Industry professionals and fashion enthusiasts alike can look forward to eye-catching activations with official FUNKSHION partners Jet Blue, Peroni, HSI Professional, Dior Cosmetics, VCA Miami Beach and Zico

In addition to an exciting full schedule, highlights of this season include:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
"DESIGNED IN MIAMI" presented by Fashion Group International of South Florida:
Internationally renowned fashion designers based in Miami will come together to share insights on Miami as a fashion capital and what it takes to thrive in the rapidly changing environment. Esteemed Moderator Pamela Fuertes, Vice President of Beacon Council will lead the discussion with Alessandra Gold - Creative Director of Kruzin, Simonett Pereira - Founder and Creative Director of Style Mafia, Fabrice Tardieu - Founder and Designer at Fabrice Tradieu, and Michael Saiger - Founder and Designer of Miansai. The designers will share their success stories and explain how to effectively design and produce in Miami, and how to leverage Miami as a backdrop for all things fashion, while building a sustainable business.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
"EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!" Fashion event inspired by the anticipated film
FUNKSHION, Tequila Don Julio and celebrity stylist Calyann Barnett will present a star-studded event inspired by Director Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!! Film stars Blake Jenner, Tyler Hochelin, Ryan Guzman and Will Brittain will make a special appearance at the 80's style runway show presented by the Phoenix House Miami. Models will also show the collection of rare luxury eyewear from True VintageTequila Don Julio, the world's original luxury tequila, will be the feature spirit of the Everybody Wants Some!! film celebration. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of riffs on classic Tiki cocktails, perfect for setting the tone for transporting to the 80s era so expertly brought to life in the film. Also -- not to miss -- will be the Tequila Don Julio 1942 truck.

FUNKSHION Partner, Dior Cosmetics is not only designing the beauty looks for the runway, but also sharing the love with Miami fashionistas with complimentary styling sessions to recreate the looks on Friday, March 18 from 12-7pm at Sephora, South Beach 721 Collins Ave. RSVP 305-532-0904

The full schedule of events includes:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016

4PM MIAMI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN FASHION SHOW 
6PM PRESS REGISTRATION 
6PM FGI NETWORKING HOUR (PRIVATE EVENT)
7PM FGI TALKS INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION "DESIGNED IN MIAMI" 
PANELISTS: 
FABRICE TARDIEU (MENSWEAR)
MICHAEL SAIGER MIANSAI (JEWELRY)
SIMONETTE PEREIRA- STYLE MAFIA (WOMENSWEAR)
ALESSANDRA GOLD (KRUZIN FOOTWEAR)
8PM ETNOS FASHION SHOW

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

7PM STYLE MAFIA BLOGGER HOUR hosted by HSI & PERONI (PRIVATE EVENT)
8PM STYLE MAFIA FASHION SHOW 
9.30PM ALESSANDRA GOLD FASHION SHOW
MUSIC SERIES: AFTERPARTY

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
"EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!"

7.30PM RED CUP CARPET 
8PM PRE GAME RECEPTION 
9PM The PHOENIX HOUSE MIAMI FASHION SHOW
inspired by the '80s and film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME 
10PM FRAT HOUSE AFTERPARTY

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
7PM HAMEL BLOGGER HOUR hosted by designer Melina Harris (PRIVATE EVENT)
8PM HAMEL FASHION SHOW
9PM FUNKSHION CLOSING EVENT (PRIVATE EVENT)

Get social with Funkshion this season:
There will be a special collaboration with architectural photographer and multi-disciplined artist Kris Tamburello on the Funkshion social media handles.
@Kris_Tamburello LIVE #takeover from #FUNKSHIONfw 

Follow the Funkshion Instagram March 13 - 20 to see the fashion @FUNKSHIONfw through the eyes of an architectural photographer.
#FUNKSHIONfw

Location: Studio 255Miami (Wynwood), 255 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Time: See schedule for event times
Access: Events are free and open to the public, but with limited capacity with RSVP at www.funkshion.com.

ABOUT FUNKSHION FASHION WEEK MIAMI:
FUNKSHION is Miami's leading fashion platform that provides an innovative way for established and emerging designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, style makers and influencers. The unique environment that challenges convention enriches and diversifies FUNKSHION into a multidisciplinary experience that brings visionary brands together. FUNKSHION is a triannual event that includes over 40 fashion shows and presentations year-round. Traditional fashion customs infused with art and music create a new way to submerge the consumer and encourage creativity.

With Miami as its home, FUNKSHION is perfectly positioned to serve as a connecting force between the Latin American and the US markets. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS: 
FUNKSHION Productions is a company that among other aspects of production, specializes in fashion show and fashion presentation concept, production and execution. We imagine, create and execute events that connect people to fashion brands. From concept to execution, FUNKSHION brings a strategic vision to life through dynamic multimedia, state of the art equipment and a team of professionals delivering a dramatic client branded environment.

FUNKSHION's mission is to support your brand and offer resources and space to show your collection in a pure environment. There are no rules to creativity. Let your intelligence have fun. FUNKSHION is a one-stop-shop -- we own ideas, we own equipment, we control the cost.

ABOUT STUIDIO 255 MIAMI:
Located in the heart of Miami's Wynwood Arts District, 255 Miami is a premiere full service photo studio and multipurpose event space situated in one of Miami's most bustling neighborhoods. Just minutes away from the Design District and downtown Miami, Wynwood is at the epicenter of Miami's art world. The neighborhood also plays home to art galleries, antique shops, retail shops, bars and many of Miami's hottest restaurants.

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