Two thousand seventeen is looking to be one of the most exciting years for the fashion scene in Fort Lauderdale. This is the debut year of Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend, a program created to showcase the work of world renowned designers, rising stars, a fashion marketplace, as well as numerous parties. The event counts with a fashion show headlined by Nicole Miller and hosted by “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia.
The glamorous evening will not only be promoting local and national talent, but it also intends to give Fort Lauderdale the spotlight it deserves. Ian Gerard, the show’s producer, said: “It’s time to let the rest of the country know that Fort Lauderdale is a fashionable, stylish place.” During the event, Miller will be presenting her 2017 Spring Collection, and national organizations IVY and Create & Cultivate, gathered labels like SAUNDERS, Descendant of Thieves and Zoey Reva to be in charge of runway shows and fashion presentations.
As part of the program, a Fashion Marketplace will operate in a separate section of the venue, where attendees will be able to buy the looks right off the runway, in addition to buying accessories and garments design by South Florida talents. The weekend will close with an electrifying New York City-style party hosted by the known event producer, Susanne Bartsch.
Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will be based in the exciting/fun FAT Village Art District and will count with the following schedule:
Thursday, Friday 30
7-10pm: Kick-Off Cocktail Reception presented by The Colonnade @ Sawgrass Mill (event held @ Ritz Carlton’s Burlock Coast)
Hosted by Stylist Anthony Bermudez, Lala Couture’s Molly Carey, TV Personality Kavita Channe, The Yoga Joint’s Paige Held & Kelly Greene, Samantha Debianchi of Debianchi Real Estate, The Archives’ Brad Minto, Michelle DiMarco – Owner Lilac & Lilies Boutique, W Fort Lauderdale’s Christine Sahakians & Bruna Carvalho, and Brooke Gettler & Nicole Carner of JustAir, Joe Booksh and Beth Sobel of Sobel Fashion Productions
Friday, March 31
9-11pm: Nina Garcia hosts the Nicole Miller 2017 Spring Collection Runway Show
Red carpet event with wine pre-reception from 9-10pm. Guests will receive seated tickets (guests with passes will receive priority seating). (700 people seated show in 8,000 sq ft FATVillage Warehouse Space @ 523 NW 1st Ave)
11pm-2am: Fashion Show After-Party @ VIBE (Las Olas)
10am-6pm: Fashion Shows & Marketplace @ Arts District (FATVillage, 523 NW 1st Ave)
Saturday, April 1
Fashion Presentations & Shows hosted by IVY:
11am-noon: SAUNDER in live model presentation (women’s & men’s)
1-2pm: Descendant of Thieves in live model presentation (menswear)
3-4pm: Susanne Bartsch Presents ‘art-a-porter’ in live model vignettes (women’s & men’s). Designers: Casey Caldwell, Hana Quist, Devin Kelly, Graham Tyler, Claire Fleury, Bcalla, SAGA NYC and Muffinhead
5pm: Zoey Reva (womenswear) seated runway show
6pm: Alice & Trixie (womenswear) seated runway show
10pm-2am: Susanne Bartsch hosts Finale Extravaganza Celebration
With DJ Amber Valentine and Susanne’s NYC performers/entertainers. Admission includes complimentary sponsored bar all evening. (FATVillage, 523 NW 1st Ave)
Sunday, April 2
11am: Farewell Brunch (TBA)
For more information about the event and to get your tickets click here