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Miami Students and Grads’ Talents on Display at Miami Swim Week

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Fashion

August 12, 2022

During 2022 Miami Swim week, students and graduates of Miami International University of Art & Design showcased their fashion designs at the annual Swim Show at Paraiso Miami Beach. This was the first year that both graduates and students presented together in the show—which paid homage to the school’s 57-year history in the community.

Models on runway in swimwear

The runway event, which took place on July 14 at the beginning of prestigious Swim Week, demonstrated the designers’ “hard work [and] honored [the school’s] legacy through unique collections," said Oscar Lopez, Fashion Department Chair at Miami International University of Art & Design. The work of 25 designers was featured, including 10 students, 10 recent graduates, and five featured alumni. These artists created a total of 46 different looks for Swim Week's discerning international audience.

Models on runway in swimwear

The participants included:

  • Anastasio Giannoutsos (2018)
  • Pablo Palomeque (2018)
  • Vania Zelaya Altuna (2019)
  • Eduardo Blanco (2019)
  • Melanie Borjas Sanchez (2019)
  • Patricia Camacho Diaz (2020)
  • Chevia Roach-Segall (2020)
  • Andrea Nova (2020)
  • Dana El Ghoul Heredia (2021)
  • Natasha Tabunova (2021)
  • Maria D'Ocon, Atelier D'Ocon (2017)
  • Maria Buccellati, Faith Connexion (1984)
  • Gustavo Cadile, Gustavo Cadile (1998)
  • Rene Ruiz, Rene by RR (1990)
  • Julian Chang, Julian Chang (1998)
Model on runway in swimwear

The exciting opportunity to present designs to a large audience continues Miami International University of Design & Art’s commitment to providing hands-on learning and real-world resources to students and graduates. These practical skills allow them to grow as industry professionals and network with others in the fashion field.

Model on runway in swimwear

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By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Fashion

August 12, 2022