MDC’s Miami Fashion Institute and Miami Fashion Week partner again for the Miami Fashion Week Summit May 30 and 31

Miami, May 14, 2019 – The cutting-edge Miami Fashion Institute (MFI) at Miami Dade College (MDC), in partnership with Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW), the second largest fashion event in the U.S., present Miami Fashion Week Summit, a dynamic talk series to run parallel to the event’s daily runway shows Thursday May 30 and Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. This year’s discussions will focus on the fashion industry’s sustainable and ethical issues. The MDC’s MFI is again the official education partner of MIAFW.

The Summit, created with the support of the Knight Foundation Fund at the Miami Foundation, features discussions with international fashion gurus such as Lauren Bowker, founder of “THE UNSEEN”; Neliana Fuenmayor, founder of “A Transparent Company”; Katharine Hamnett, founder and designer of “Katharine Hamnett London”; Stefan Siegel, founder of “NOT JUST A LABEL”; as well as panels of fashion influencers who will discuss the future of fashion and the growing movement towards environmentally and socially sustainable fashion. As in previous years, renowned actor, designer and MIAFW honorary president Antonio Banderas, will kick off the event.

Tickets: $40 per talk, $110 per person per day; free for MDC students. To purchase tickets please visit

WHAT:             Miami Fashion Week Summit

WHEN:             Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:           MDC’s Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Bldg. 1, Second floor.  300 N.E. Second Ave.

About Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College

It is an international fashion hub and the only one of its kind at a public higher learning institution in Florida. Housed at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, MFI offers degrees in Fashion Design and Merchandising.  MFI works with local and international designers to develop a 21st century skilled workforce that supports industry growth and demand, especially in South Florida where fashion is booming. To learn more, visit

About Miami Fashion Week

Relaunched in 2016 under new management, Miami Fashion Week® (MIAFW) is the second largest fashion event in the U.S. debuting resort collections of established and emerging international designers. With dates officially recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Calendar (CFDA) alongside New York, London, Paris and Milan, MIAFW plays an integral role in the industry by continuing to be the first international platform for the resort season to an audience of A-list celebrities, global influencers and fashion leaders. Led by honorary president, Antonio Banderas, the fourth annual fashion will return to South Florida on Wednesday, May 29th to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 and will deliver high-caliber series, runway shows, beneficiary gala, after parties and exclusive talks in the eco-friendly and sustainable Miami Fashion Week Summit. For more information, please visit”

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit

Miami Fashion Week Media-only contact and requests for credentials: Mariana Zawadzki, 786-506-1468,,