Actor Antonio Banderas becomes honorary president of Miami Fashion Week

By: Farrah Estrella

Antonio Banderas Miami Fashion Week
Antonio Banderas new honorary president of Miami Fashion Week

Actor Antonio Banderas has become the honorary
president of Miami Fashion Week.

The President of Miami Fashion Week
Julio Iranzo announced in a press release that he “Welcomes and thanks Banderas
for his involvement and for becoming the honorary president of the
international event”.
As we reported
a few months ago, Banderas has become increasingly interested in fashion design
even enrolling at London’s Central Saint Martins prestigious fashion school,
where he just completed his first semester. Antonio is going to be launching a
men’s fashion line next Fall under his own label Antonio Bandera’s Design in
association with Danish company “Bestseller”. 
Miami FashionWeek is starting its re-branding after Beth Sobol, longtime producer of the
event along with a partner, sold their stake to European investors who are
planning to expand the brand globally. Sobol and her partner produced the event
for 17 years opening the door for designers from all around the world to
showcase in Miami mainly from Latin-America. Under Sobol, the show was a stepping stone for
many designers to launch their fashion businesses in the U.S. as she created fashion competitions, gave seminars and masterclasses about the fashion industry to educate them and help them grow.
The new group
that is behind the Miami Fashion Week  brand is called “The Fashion
Shows” and they have an aggressive and strategic plan to relaunch
the event next year 2016 after the sell put the event on hiatus this year and
it was cancelled. 
In a press
release the famous actor is said to be “excited about his involvement in
this new fashion project and to form part of the organizing team that includes
the prestigious Runway Director Sergio Salerni, as well as teams in Miami,
Milan , Barcelona and Madrid. Sergio Salerni has produced fashion shows and luxury
events for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world including: Versace,
Dior and Valentino among others in Hong Kong, Dubai, Sydney and New York just
to name a few. 
Eduardo de Las Casas at Miami Fashion Week 2012 Photo by Farrah Estrella

Miami FashionWeek President Julio Iranzo also said about Antonio’s involvement: “Antonio
Banderas with his creative talent, network and charisma gives a new boost to
Miami Fashion Week. We are at the point of renewal and relaunch to position the
event to a higher dimension and become part of the TOP fashion circuit”.

Banderas said:
“We are going to bring to fashion a new way of communicating.
Unquestionably, Miami is a city in full swing with rapid growth in all areas
that deserves to have a fashion event of the highest international level. This
is for me a very exciting challenge indeed”.

With Banderas
Hollywood clout Miami Fashion Week could be the next Top destination for fashion, this
should be very exciting. Shall we say: New York, London, Milan, Paris and
Miami??..We shall see.

For more
information about Miami Fashion Week visit their website at
Antonio Banderas Miami Fashion Week
Antonio Banderas

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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  • Tamarah Brown

    November 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    That's awesome. I loved covering Miami Fashion Week & can't wait for it to return next year. Great post.

    1. Farrah Estrella

      November 24, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks!! I went to it in 2012 and it was a great experience, I am sure that next year will be bigger and better.

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