Rachel Zoe to Host Nicole Miller’s Highly Anticipated Fashion Presentation and after Party at Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend
The Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will bring together fashion influencers and consumer enthusiasts from all over the country for an unforgettable long weekend of fashion and style with a touch of New York-inspired nightlife. The events will take place by the beach, an artful escape during the height of the winter season, from January 26-29, 2017. Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will be held in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Office of Film, Music, and Entertainment.
Renowned fashion icon and businesswoman Rachel Zoe will host Friday night’s festivities including headlining designer runway show by Nicole Miller, taking place outdoors before 800 guests at the W Fort Lauderdale followed by an after-party at the W’s chic WET Decks. Nicole Miller will be showing pieces straight from her widely praised Spring 2017 collection. The assortment will feature styles inspired by Panamanian art and culture, reflected in hand-finished beading, embroideries, and bright festive prints. The three-day Fashion Weekend will be anchored by world-class partners including national millennial organizations IVY and Create & Cultivate, along with some of the best brands, personalities, and hotspots in the area.
“I am thrilled to be participating in Underground Lauderdale Fashion Week showing my Spring 2017 line! What better place to show bright, playful and stylish clothing than in Fort Lauderdale?” says Nicole Miller.
In addition to Nicole Miller’s marquee fashion presentation, Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will feature events including a series of six emerging Fashion Designer Presentations and a Fashion Thought Leader Panel, all hosted by IVY; Create & Cultivate’s Style Symposium drawing in top fashion bloggers, female entrepreneurs, and fashion personalities; W Fort Lauderdale’s experiential sunrise beach boot camp and yoga; after parties at W Fort Lauderdale; and it will all close with a taste of New York featuring the Queen of Nightlife herself, Susanne Bartsch, hosting the Finale Warehouse Extravaganza at F.A.T. Village (the arts district).
Throughout the Underground Lauderdale weekend, style icons will also get to enjoy a Luxury VIP Styling Suite presented by The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills, daily access to the Beauty Lounge featuring services from top tier beauty brands, Pop-Up Fashion & Accessories Experiences, a VIP Hospitality Suite and endless pool, beach and party activities.
“Greater Fort Lauderdale has become an increasingly sought after destination for its high-end lifestyle appeal,” said Stacy Ritter, president and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are delighted to be able to help make this exciting concept a reality and look forward to the top names in fashion being here to shine a spotlight on the tremendous shopping and fashion opportunities for our visitors.”
The Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend represents an expansion of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Office of Film, Music, Entertainment & Creative Industries programming into the realm of style and fashion, which currently includes film festivals, music festivals, and creative industries programming. Local fashion high-end retail partner, The Colonnade Outlet at Sawgrass Mills, a luxury shopping mecca for travelers from around the world, is one of the leading local partners helping to make the event a success, along with the newly renovated W Fort Lauderdale located on Greater Fort Lauderdale’s famed beachfront featuring luxury hotels and ocean vistas.
“Underground Lauderdale fashion encompasses a style of bohemia. It’s progressive in terms of our fashion sensibility, yet mysterious, daring and reflective of our destination’s creative culture,” said Noelle Stevenson, Vice President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film, Music, and Entertainment.