The 2013 Fall Runway Shows of Fashion Designers Expo (FDE) in Miami were SUPERB! Held at the beautiful Sofitel Miami Luxury Hotel, industry insiders and fashionistas from all over the world captured the magnificence of the rising fashion industry at their best. FDE awarded the fabulous Maytee Martinez, Trishauna Clarke, Lila Nikole, Lloyd Dickenson, and Renee Bhagwandeen as their
Top 5 Under 40 Rising ICONS in Fashion.
Support Renee B. on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model Cycle#20 now airing on the CW Network. "It was a time to be remembered as not only fashion history was made, but FDE's philanthropic efforts also played a major role in the festivities," says co-founder and CEO, Karine Melissa.
This season FDE " Let the Runway Meet the Cause" for B.i.o.n.i.c. Girls in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Founder, Andrea Nugent, a survivor who was recently featured on WSVN Channel 7's Parent to Parent, created this organization to provide for and give practical support to Breast Cancer Survivors having difficulty and undergoing treatment.
Opening night of FDE was a private event dedicated to fashionably pampering survivors; the guests of honor. Hosted at the brand new Weaves Etc. Salon in Miami Gardens, this evening included manicures, massages, hair styling, makeup by Lolade Cosmetics and Kiss-n-Tell Cosmetics, cupcakes and champagne, and a photo shoot by Simpson Photography. It was pure "fabulosity" as Kimora Lee Simmons would say.
What is FDE? It is when the emerging fashion industry comes together to show you "Who's NEXT in Fashion?! Simply put into words, FDE is clearly the #1 platform for the emerging fashion industry to shine!
Kids in the community walked for select designers and Rocked PINK on the catwalk for this great cause!
FDE week was truly unforgettable. From fashionably pampering breast cancer survivors, to an exclusive elegant poolside swimwear show, to the exciting runway shows featuring performances by Pure Pressure 954 and Septimius the Great, and perfectly ending the festivities with kids Rocking PINK!
Featured DESIGNERS on the FDE Runway were G. Destin Collection, Designer Jennifer Lopez, Kri8ed, Favala Designs, Rochate' Design, Susy Who, ADORO by Maytee Martinez, Jennafer Ashley Swimwear, J-ROD Designs, UNICAS by Bonike Odegbami and Sade Adegboyo, Vanae Swimwear Collection by Nacresha Thomas, Bella Fashion Designs, Kayline Swimwear, and AJASI Kids.
The mission of FDE was accomplished; to raise up a strong generation of emerging fashion professionals by providing knowledge, experience, guidance, and opportunities through a uniquely-developed Fashion Week empire.
Fashion Designers Expo would like to give a heartfelt and sincere THANK You to all Sponsors, Press, Media, Photographers, Designers, Models, Volunteers, Staff, Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Styling Team, Backstage Crews, Productions teams, Gift Bag Sponsors, Supporters, and Guests for making this event a true success.
Sponsors included: Sofitel Miami Luxury Hotel, World Fashion Organization, AVER Productions, JewelMint.com, VisitFlorida.com, Lolade Cosmetics, An Amazing Cupcake, HLPR Group, Latin Motors, Young Dreams Community Outreach, Styling Purpose, J-ROD Designs, Kiss-n-Tell Cosmetics, Kri8ed, Youth of America, Bella Fashion Design, Miami Modern Luxury Magazine (Gift Bags), Outside the Huddle Foundation, and Let the Runway Meet the Cause, Inc.
Get ready for FDE's return to Miami in
March 2014 to Let the Runway Meet the Cause
for HIV/AIDS Awareness
for more information!