Fashion Designers Expo Florida
The Fashion Designers Expo Florida (FDE) is a full-fledged fashion week for rising designers to showcase their collections to the public including: media, buyers, and celebrities. This Fashion Week is also a chance for artists, models, and stylists, to showcase their talent to the world. Karine Melissa named one of Brickell Key Magazine's Top 20 under 40 professionals in Florida of 2010, Tahaji Smith, and Clinton K. Powell founded the Fashion Designers Expo in 2007.
This season Fashion Designers Expo Florida is teamed up with the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Miami|FTL, the world's largest breast cancer organization. Susan G. Komen For the Cure Miami|FTL has raised more then $1.807 million in the fiscal year ending in March 2009 to support the fight against breast cancer. They also have a four-star charity rating, which is the highest level of support.
Bluffajo Cosmetics, "The Makeup with Skin Care in Mind," is the featured makeup line of FDE. Founder Maisie Dunbar says, "These state-of-the-art minerals are available in so many colors that there's one for every complexion no matter what the ethnicity!" Academy of Glam is the headline sponsor for makeup artistry and hair design at this season's shows. Victoria Duke, owner of the academy says, "AoG is a place to renew your spirit, let your guard down and really transform yourself and your life. At Academy of Glam we celebrate artistry, the ritual of beauty, and the joy of being a woman." Beauty School of America is also a proud sponsor of Fashion Designers Expo Florida.
FDE Fall 2010 runway shows was held at The Newport Beachside Resort and Hotel in Sunny Isles, FL October 21-22, 2010. "PINK Hits the Runway", a tribute to Susan G. Komen For the Cure Miami|Ftl, was featured on the second night of the Expo, showcasing pink garments from various designers to support breast cancer awareness sponsored by The Teen Board; a non-profit foundation where teens from all areas and personal backgrounds model for a personal cause.