South Florida’s Project Runway

As reported in the Sun-Sentinel…

Designer wannabees, your time has come!

The 10th anniversary of Miami Fashion Week will open with an up-and-coming South Florida designer showcase.  As Beth Sobel, founder and president of the event states, “We’re trying to give the younger guys or the new guys a chance to have a show”.

Miami Fashion Week will be held at The Soho Studios Wynwood Pavillion in Miami’s new Wynwood Arts District April 9-13, 2008.  The deadline for entry in the designer search is February 15, 2008.  Ten (10) designers will be chosen to show two outfits each in the opening showcase.  Designers will be charged a fee to cover the cost of models.  One designer will be chosen as the Best New Designer in South Florida and presented an award at the closing of Miami Moda & Music Awards show on April 13, 2008.

Designers specializing in women’s wear (day and or evening), menswear, swimwear from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are eligible.  The designer must have been in business for a minimum of two (2) years continually designing collections with a minimum of four (4) collections in total or two (2) collections per year.  Each collection must have a minimum of ten (10) pieces.  The label must be sold in at least one (1) store.

Designer hopefuls must submit six (6) photos of actual garments (NO SKETCHES) and a biography to:  info@miamifashionweek.com.  All designers submitting photos will be invited to attend the show and the seminars on business and trends hosted by Global Purchasing Group and Citibank during the fashion week.

2007 year summary

Hello my fellow blog readers!

The year is almost over and it is a perfect time to make a summary of our progress during this year.

During this year we switched our blog from Blogger to WordPress platform. By doing that we practically initiated a new blog. So , how did we do? See it for yourselves:

Starting from July 10th we got:

Total Views: 6,318 (!!!)

Best Day Ever: 292 views (!!!)

Posts: 30

Comments: 17

Categories: 60

One of our new features on the blog was an online fashion club membership application. We received 118 online applications for club membership through the blog starting from July 10th 2007 and all of them were processed. So, we got 100+ (!!!) new club members since July 10th.

We got a recognition among global web community!!!

During that short period of time our blog was ranked by Google and receive rank 4 which is a very reputable and solid rank in the web world. In comparison, the page rank of our school’s website is 6. We are not there yet, but considering that we have only a blog, not a multi page website and our blog is a 6-month-old baby it is an excellent result. I would expect that we will reach our school’s website level of web recognition reflected in a page rank by the end of the next year!!! Does anybody have any doubts about that?

To get you an idea about how high the page rank of 4 is just keep in mind that page rank of such a reputable organization as Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale – MOAFL is 5. It means they just one step beyond our level. And we are just getting started!!! Do not know what page rank is? Read this

Thank you all who submitted articles and materials to the blog and I am looking forward to see your input in the progress of our blog during the 2008 year.

Andre Milman

Blog’s administrator