Miami Fashion Institute at MDC again Joins Miami Fashion Week to Debut Miami Fashion Week Summit May 31 – June 2

Miami, May 16, 2018 – The cutting-edge Miami Fashion Institute (MFI) at Miami Dade College (MDC), is partnering with Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW), recognized as the second largest fashion event in the U.S., and with the support of the Knight Foundation Fund at the Miami Foundation, to present the Miami Fashion Summit, a dynamic series that will run parallel to each day’s runway shows from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 31- June 2, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami to focus on the fashion industry’s sustainable and ethical issues.

Hosted by fashion model and entrepreneur Valeria Mazza, the program will showcase top fashion experts including Kavita Parmar, founder of The IOU Project; Carry Somers, founder of Fashion Revolution; Javier Goyeneche, founder and president of ECOALF; Sass Brown, founding dean of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation.  Created to empower the next generation of fashion aficionados and innovators, this series has featured actor, designer and MIAFW honorary president Antonio Banderas, who personally kicked off the event last year.

Tickets: $40 per talk, $110 per person per day; free for MDC students. Purchase tickets at

WHAT:      Miami Fashion Summit

WHEN:      Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 31- June 2

WHERE:    MDC Wolfson Campus Building 1 Auditorium, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

About Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College

An international fashion hub and the only one of its kind at a public higher learning institution in Florida, MFI offers associate degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. MFI is housed at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami at the center of the region’s booming fashion industry. From this location, MFI works with local and international designers to develop the 21st century skills needed to support market growth and ready students for in-demand jobs and/or continued studies. 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 third annual fashion will return to South Florida on Wednesday, May 30 to Sunday, June 3, 2018 and will deliver high-caliber series, runway shows, beneficiary gala, after parties and exclusive pop-up events. 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

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