By: Kathleen Ross
Today, Thursday March 3rd, kicks off Miami Beach International Fashion Week at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Tonight’s events feature a lingerie/swimwear showcase, and some ready-to-wear collections from return MBIFW designers-- including Petit Pois and Nicolas Felizola.  Before I venture into this years extravaganza, I cannot help but reflect on my favorite moments from last year.

The metallic animal prints trend for swimwear was perfectly showcased by Trefle Designs by Kristin Frazer.

Brightly colored geometric-shape prints from Petit Pois. The soft, lightweight mesh fabric is perfect for the South Florida summer months!

My personal favorite-- designer Eduardo De Las Casas showcased his flawless collection of eveningwear. Truly a show stopper! Note: Look out for Eduardo De Las Casas in the March/April issue of Boca Raton Magazine.

Last year proved to be a fantastic event full of fashion-forward designs.  This year’s designers have a lot to live up too!  I am looking forward to the new collection from Petit Pois, and also keeping my eye on international eveningwear designer Patuna Bushyhead, from the Republic of Georgia--showcasing March 4th at 6:30pm.

I am excited to see what this year’s designers have in store for Miami Beach fashionistas! For more information on this year’s events and schedule please visit http://www.miamifashionweek.com/

Special Thanks to photographer Humberto Vidal (http://www.humbertovidalphoto.com/)!