The White Party kicked-off the night with a fabulous fashion show featuring some of the most daring designs from Miami International University of Art & Design’s Fashion Design program. Guests were treated to drinks by Chambord and high intensity beats by DJ Paulo and DJ Danny Verde. The dame of Miami, and Real Housewives of Miami cast member, Elaine Lancaster hosted the night in a show-stopping platinum sequined gown and jewels. Chart topping diva Crystal Waters blew the crowd away with her beautiful voice. Real Housewives of Miami Cast Stars Lea Black was in attendance wearing an all white ensemble with a matching leopard neck coat.
The venue was decorated with colorful light installations and fashion masterpieces by the Art & Design’s Fashion Design most prominent students. The students demonstrated their creativity and love for fashion by creating one-of-a-kind dresses in different materials. Toilette paper, repurposed paper and metal were some of the resources used to incorporate on the designs. The exhibitors were: Deborah Azerraf, Karen Martelo, Pilar Natasha Nunez, Vitania Villar, De Anna Jackson, Cornejo, Marines Savarino, Vanessa Escote and Luiselena Leon-Nunez. In addition, there were fashion illustrations that matched the dresses and the inspiration behind the designs. The paintings reflected the unique points of view of the artists about fashion and beauty in a more forward way.
Amongst the designers chosen to showcase their pieces on the runway were: Mila Hansen, Holly Caulfield, Samantha Rivero, Idaliz Serafin, Lorenzo Torres and Jacqueline Augusto. The fashion show was as impressive as the exhibit. The models were styled in a modern and futuristic manner. The women donned white wigs and platinum eye makeup while the men wore a silver swimming cap and white face paint. The creativity and imagination of the designers was astounding. The menswear collections impressed with the usage of a bondage look-a-like head and torso piece and the incorporation of suspenders. The dresses were masterpieces in intricate lace and chiffon with details in stones and encrusted embellishments.