Monday, May 10, 2004
Fashion Forward: Fashion Week
Tonight we're getting an inside look at one of the hottest fashion shows around. From steamy styles to delicate designs, it's all coming to south florida. Here's 7's Jackie Johnson to take us Fashion Forward.
(WSVN) -- Miami may be a fashion mecca year-round, but this week it's really the destination for designers.
At Miami's Fashion Week of the America's, some of the hottest names, like Julian Chang, will be showcasing their latest collections.
"So I bet you are really busy getting ready for fashion week, right?" asks Jackie.
"We are crazy working and getting the fabrics and the fit and everything ready for the show," says Julian.
Chang has been chosen to represent South Florida... with his eclectic style from all over the world.
"So what sort of styles are you going to put out for the fashion show?" asks Jackie.
Julian says, "I think it's going to be a rockstar look with a Latin flavor."
"I love this outfit, look how cute this skirt is," remarks Jackie.
"Now you said you get your inspiration from all your travels, where did go for this?"
"Actually, this one is an Asian print, it gives a little feeling of ethnic indian print."
But it's a Miami flare you can expect to see at the show.
Julian says, "I think the fact that we are Miami, it's important to have color and very fitted garments. Overall, a very sexy look."
And Julian's not the only one who knows sexy...
Check out these hot numbers from Colombian designer Diego Morales at Nurielle in Bal Harbour.
The designer's representative Jenny Mansur-Bottero says, "All his designs are targeted for the sensual woman, the elegant woman, definately the woman that wants to be seen."
But what's going to make Diego stick out is his attention to detail.
"His style is very unique and the uniquness of his style is that everything is hand crafted, it's embroidery, he takes care of the minimum details," she says.
Details that deliver in a big way.
Mansur-Bottero says, "It's perfect for south florida, or any hot weather say Vegas or South Beach."
Miami's Fashion Week of the Americas starts this Thursday and goes through Sunday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
9599 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154
Julian Chang Couture
1071 Northeast 79th Street
Miami, FL 33138