Miami Fashion Institute at MDC Joins Miami Fashion Week to Host Master Classes June 1 – 3

Miami, May 24, 2017 – The cutting-edge Miami Fashion Institute (MFI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) has again joined Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW) to develop and offer dynamic master classes led by top industry experts focused on fashion and sustainability. The master classes will take place June 1 – 3, at Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. MIAFW’s Honorary President, internationally-acclaimed actor Antonio Banderas, will lead the first session at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 1. Master classes are made possible with support of the Knight Foundation.

Renowned speakers will also include Barbara Hulanicki, designer and artist; Orsola De Castro, founder and director of Fashion Revolution; Willie Walters, program director of fashion at London’s Central Saints Martins; Lucy Lara, editor-in-chief of Glamour Mexico and Latin America at Condé Nast; Javier Goyeneche, president and founder of Ecoalf; and Gabriella Smith, co-founder of The Upcycle Project Miami. View the complete schedule at

An exhibition of UpCycle designs created by Miami Fashion Institute students will be showcased at Ice Palace Film Studios, where the runway shows will take place during Miami Fashion Week. The UpCycle Project pairs students and young designers with established mentors in the fashion industry as they create garments out of unconventional and recycled materials.

Tickets: Master classes are $45 per person per day; free for MDC students. Purchase tickets at

WHAT:      Miami Fashion Week/Miami Fashion Institute Master Classes

WHEN:      Thursday – Saturday, June 1 – 3

WHERE:    MDC Wolfson Campus, 315 N.E. 2nd Ave., Building 8

About Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College
The Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College 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
The Fashion Shows, LLC is a Miami based company founded by a group of European investors who acquired the Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW) brand in May of 2015. In collaboration with Honorary President Antonio Banderas, renowned “Master of the Runways” Sergio Salerni and Esther Garcia of ESMA, the group’s vision is to redefine fashion in Miami by producing several events throughout the year showcasing the city as the newest U.S. fashion hub of Europe and Latin America. The signature event is Resort/Cruise Collections, and with the launch of this platform, MIAFW has been incorporated as one of the top five fashion events in the world, alongside New York, London, Milan and Paris, in the CFDA Official Fashion Calendar.

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