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Miami Returns


After a two-year hiatus, Miami Fashion Week is returning for its 22nd edition with in-person events from May 31 to June 5.

“We’re coming back and doing this June event as a celebratio­n of the fact that Miami Fashion Week is coming back,” Lourdes Fernández-Velasco, MIAFW’s executive director, told WWD. “We have a couple of big shows that we’re excited about. We’ll be doing a sustainabl­e roundtable for our closing date, as well as a big closing brunch to celebrate sustainabi­lity with key speakers, as well as a gala and fashion shows.”

“Led by honorary president Antonio Banderas, this year’s star-studded sustainabl­e events are taking the fashion off the runway and popping up across Miami in some of the most notorious locations, hidden gems and hottest spots,” a statement from the company echoed.

Across the week, the organizati­on will hold an official press conference, influencer brunch and welcome dinner, as well as resort and exclusive collection runway shows from Benito Santos, Angel Sanchez, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Rene by RR and Naeem Khan. Missoni will also be making its Miami Fashion Week debut with a show and cocktail event. To close out the weekend, a Miami Fashion Week Green and Tech Gala will take place on June 4 with a sustainabi­lity roundtable and closing brunch on June 5.

“We usually center the Miami Fashion Week Gala around fashion designers and a big party with a foundation and charity component. This year, we’re bringing our two key pillars together [sustainabi­lity and technology] and celebratin­g them. We’re elevating sustainabi­lity and emphasizin­g how we pioneered the summit in 2017, as well as honoring and recognizin­g the speakers who have joined us in the past,” Fernández-Velasco said of the upcoming Green and Tech Gala.

Events across MIAFW will be held at myriad Miami locations such as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Seaspice, Gary Nadar Art Center and Frost Science Museum. — EMILY MERCER and Simon Property Group, is launching a limited-edition collection centered around Barbie. The collection arrives as buzz continues to build over the film version of the iconic doll, which stars Margot Robbie and is due out in July 2023.

The line of women’s and kids’ apparel is inspired by the fashion doll created by Mattel in 1959 and includes colorful sportswear, swimwear, sleepwear, footwear, accessorie­s and beauty products. The collection will also be available in plus sizes up to 3XL and there will be childrensw­ear in sizes from five to 14. Prices will range from

$6.99 to $54.99.

“Barbie is often a child’s first muse and experience with fashion. Forever 21 has been the retailer bringing endless styling options to life for shoppers of all ages to find their unique sense of style,” said Winnie

Park, chief executive officer of Forever 21. “Forever 21 x Barbie is a remarkable collaborat­ion between two brands that merge retro fashion and fun into an amazing and accessible collection — perfect for summer.”

To accompany the clothing, which will debut in Forever 21 stores and online beginning on Thursday, the retailer will also offer the Barbie Fashionist­a doll at both channels for the first time. The Barbie Fashionist­a doll line celebrates diversity through various body types, skin tones, eye colors and other unique physical traits.

Simon Property Group together with Authentic Brands Group and Brookfield Property Partners bought Forever 21 out of bankruptcy in February of 2020 for $81.1 million not including another $73 million for the goods already bought and other costs. It is now part of SPARC, which owns Brooks Brothers, Aéropostal­e, Nautica, Eddie Bauer and Lucky Brand. — JEAN E. PALMIERI

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