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Fashion Shows kick off Miami Beach Centennial Celebration

Breaking fashion records this month is none other than the city of Miami Beach.

A couple of weeks ago the city served as the backdrop for the world’s largest selfie as photographer Gray Malin snapped an aerial shot of over 1,000 women at the Mondrian Hotel for unisex brand Aerie.

Next, Miami Beach will make history for having the world’s longest catwalk on Sunday, March 22 through Thursday, March 26.

The 80-foot long raised runway will be built for daily fashion shows as part of the city’s 100-hour  Centennial  Celebration.

The public is invited to attend the free fashion shows as long as they RSVP.

Orchestrating the shows is fashion brand Funkshion. Aside from the shows, attendees can expect more.

“A Style Village will be created,” said Funkshion’s Special Project Manager  Natalija Dedic Stojanovic. “[It will be] a state of the art venue [also] housing musical performances and VIP parties all under one roof. “

Located in tents on Ocean Drive between 11th and 12th street, every evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. the Style Village will feature different designers.

Local designers like Simonette Pereira, owner of Style Mafia, and Liliana Montoya are participating with their own shows.

“It is truly an honor to be able to present during this event that so genuinely illustrates what’s coming out of Miami fashion at the moment,” said Pereira.

She said her new collection on Thursday, March 26 will incorporate various styles such as retro, funk and a minimalism.

“Expect to see fashion pjs and print on print,” said Pereira.

Also in the mix will be student designers from the Art Institute. Miami Beach Cinematheque will be treating festival goers to the documentary “Dior and I” before it hits the screens on April 10. And there will be lots of art.

“Art lovers will be able to catch the Artist Lounge,” said Stojanovic.  “Selected artists will be showcasing their multi-sensory projects.”

To RSVP e-mail or Check out for more information.