For the past 12 years, Miami International Fashion Week has welcomed the fashion elite to watch local and international designers display their wares. This Thursday, the runway shows will open to nonindustry folk, beginning with the Swimwear and Miami Style showcases. They start at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, at the Shops at Midtown Miami (3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami). After gawking at all of those waifs with hipbones protruding out of itty-bitty swimsuits, youll likely need a stiff drink. At 11 p.m., you can sip cocktails at Fashion Weeks VIP Opening Night Party at Set Nightclub. Years ago, when Set was known as Bar Room, stars such as Madonna and Dennis Hopper kicked back in the superexclusive VIP room. But you can have your own elite moment at the Fashion Week party featuring plenty of couture junkies and music by resident DJs Sub Zero, Konflikt, and Damaged Goods. Catwalks and fashion showcases will continue through Sunday.
Thu., March 18, 2010