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Walking the Walk

South Florida International Fashion Week lands with a splash to benefit the Fashion for a Cause Foundation.

The first edition of South Florida International Fashion Week took place in February, benefiting the Fashion for a Cause Foundation (FFAC). Created specifically to provide a platform for emerging and established local, national and international designers to showcase their collections, the event covered four cities, four concepts and four runways: cocktail couture was showcased in Boca Raton; swim, fitness and resort wear came next in Fort Lauderdale; evening wear hit the runway in Weston, and avant-garde and art-inspired pieces were shown in Miami.

The Fashion for a Cause Foundation, which was founded in Las Vegas six years ago and moved its operations to Florida early last year, supports emerging designers and artists of limited means by facilitating apprenticeship programs with established designers and artists in the local community. If you missed out this time around, stay on top of their activities—the plans are to continue staging shows throughout the year, including one this September for the Fall/Winter 2019 season. For more information, visit

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