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Miami Fashion Week Foundation 3rd Annual Humanitarian Awards

Miami Fashion Week Foundation 3rd Annual Humanitarian AwardsThursday, March 8, 7-10pm – Shelborne Hotel Pool Deck, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Miami Fashion Week Foundation celebrated its Third Annual Humanitarian Awards and official kick-off party for Miami Beach International Fashion Week. Co-hosted by Tiffany & Co, the Shelbourne Hotel and Vanidades, funds were raised via a silent auction to benefit the 2012 student competitions. This year’s finalists include student designers from Thailand, India, Cuba, Dallas, Miami, Poland and more. Winners will be announced at the Miami Beach International Fashion Week March 21-24. Local finalist, Christopher Abella just 12-years old, is the youngest student designer to be recognized by Miami Beach International Fashion Week.
In addition, the Miami Beach International Fashion Week will honor 10 unique individuals in the community who are Miami’s most dedicated and respected philanthropists. The honorees include Michael Gongora, Miami Beach City Commissioner; DJ Irie, Official celebrity DJ of the Miami HEAT, Founder of the IRIE Foundation; Anne Owen, Philanthropist and Publisher of Miami Magazine; Tracy Mourning, owner of Honey Shine; Irene Korge, Philanthropist; Jennifer Diliz, President of Midnite Communications; Maria Alonso, Bank of America; Nicole Wilson Lozano, Philanthropist; and Leonor Anthony, Expressionist Artist.  The highlights for the evening included a showcase provided by Miami’s top fashion designers, a performance by Miami Marlins’ very own DJ Vertigo, celebrity guests and more.
Pictures by: Yunia Rosales