On July 8th at 7pm, the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District hosted and presented the WAVE Fashion Show, featuring five designers, and swanky models who strutted top looks down an 80-foot runway between Washington and Collins Avenue, activating Espanola Way East. Paving the way for positive transformation on Washington Avenue (WAVE), the show was titled “Pink Influence.” Guests were greeted with a pink-themed fiesta, filled with pink balloons, gelato, flowers and a step and repeat to boot, spelling out WAVE. MC Kayln James wore many of the designers’ looks with fun tunes by DJ Nuny Love and DJ Dinero.
The resort wear fashion show occupied an entire block and showcasing designers included the Designer Enrique who’s boutique Sol De Mar has been a staple located between Washington Avenue and Collins for 15 years, Lila Nikole, House of Athlete, Muurswagg, and RosMio. WAVE partnered with non-profit Silent Victims of Crime and donated a percentage of proceeds to empower children of incarcerated parents by providing educational enrichment, social support and positive mentoring, founded by Tinkerbell.
“With the positive changes happening on Washington Avenue like the Goodtime Hotel, Moxy Hotel, art and cultural activities, we now have our first mural on Washington Avenue, new lighting, cleaner streets, new clubs, bars and restaurants, wrapped electrical boxes and historic banners streaming down the avenue.” said Troy E. Wright, Executive Director.
Sponsors included Uncle Nearest, Tito’s Vodka, Stella, Michelob Ultra Seltzer, Eagle Brands, Anheuser Busch, Skinny Fizz Champagne, We Stream, D’Nomad Mangia Cookies, Mammamia Gelato, Miami Ballon Garden, Hot Shotz, Chic Collections, Bond Party Supply, Dimple Face Make Up, Nyambi Naturals, Pop Up Structures, The Chicken Spot, Moxy Hotel, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and CAMEO.
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The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)’s integral mission is to preserve, stabilize, and improve Washington Avenue retail and business district located inside historic Miami Beach. The BID provides high-quality, customer-oriented services designed to define, enhance, and continually improve Washington Avenue for those who work, live, visit, and do business here.
On July 10–11th, Swim The Globe and Sky Yard Music Bar partnered to close out Miami Swim Week with a bang — a two-day fashion event featuring top swim and resort wear designers. Celebrating it’s 5th year at the heart of Lincoln Road, Swim the Globe showcased sizzling designer at the swanky rooftop venue, with breathtaking views as the ideal backdrop to boot.
Bravo ‘Married to Medicine’ Star Lisa Nicole Cloud’s Renaissance collection graced the runway, followed by full of flair looks by Sean T Exotic Bikini, Belleza Tropical, Greatest Luv, Dezoti, ZelStar, Maly Swimwear, Verokini, RISING FASHION, featuring Designer RUBEN OSBALDO. Sponsors included Sky Yard Music Bar, The B-12 Store, Louis Oliver’s “How High” Brand, Vybelle Media, ASM Beauty World Academy, The Mr. Coleman Group, Alejandro Glatt, iMod Showroom, Coolheads, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Stilo Style Diary magazine, Sunshine State Healthcare Solutions, Ms. Heels Magazine, body art and much more.
“Lincoln Road is in the heart of Miami Beach. We were thrilled to present Swim the Globe at a place where both locals and tourists have grown to love, says producer Jeffrey Lubin of Jeffrey Lubin Group. The looks were exotic, global, different and the models slayed the runway.“
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