Women's soccer uniforms typically don't make headlining news on the front page of Women's Wear Daily, but for erstwhile professional soccer player of the LIU NY Apollos and founder of the Women of Soccer Fashion Show, John Stavros, they really should. At the very least, they deserve a runway debut; they're synthetic fibers too, you know.
And what better place to host a runway show, paying homage to the ladies of the grassy pitch, than our very own Magic City? Especially right after Manchester United spanked Liverpool's ass at Sun Life Stadium this week.
Now in its 10th year of kicking it on the catwalk, the sports-crazed fashion show, "Women of Soccer," flees from the infamous concrete jungle of New York and makes its touchdown in South Beach hotspot, Mansion tonight, Wednesday, August 6th.
Sadly, these aren't the actual women of soccer. Sassy models posing as athletes will take center stage, donning coquettish soccer apparel, representing different countries around the world like England, The Netherlands, Brazil, and of course, our great nation.
Stavros's jerseys and tees have left such a lasting impression on both male and female soccer hooligans, in fact, that a calendar of the line was erected in its name. And since 1999, models with lofty stems in loftier pumps have been giving their best "I'm a dirty little soccer player" look into the camera. This is perhaps not the feminist statement female soccer players might hope to make.
Then again, killer soccer-star babes like Ashley Nick from New Jersey's Sky Blue FC and Lauren Bustos, New York City's Athletic Club newest addition, are expected to swing by just to check out this year's collection.
Stavros, the designer of the apparel, was once the coach of the SST's, the United States first female soccer team. He later went on to design for Team Gear during the 1994 World Cup and raked in $28 million. Okay, so he's no Oscar de la Renta, but come on, the man can turn out some (killer) jerseys.
The show starts at 1 a.m., (yes, you read that right - 1 a.m.) so make sure you down plenty of electrolytes to get pumped for the show. With Mansion's resident DJ, Damaged Goods, and electro-dance DJ Chris Valencia stirring up the beats, how could you not get pumped? Soccer and house go so well together, dontcha think?
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It's $30 for general admission and be prepared to shell out for a VIP table because #onlyinmiami.
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