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Derek Warburton Named Ambassador And Host of Miami Swim Week® The Shows

Derek Warburton Named Ambassador And Host of Miami Swim Week® The Shows
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Miami Swim Week® The Shows 2023 this July 3rd-10th  will be packed with over 100 designers with 50 events at 10 satellite locations & so much more hosted by International media personality Derek Warburton. 

 With 30 years in the fashion business and 15 years in television and media, Warburton will be on site for the largest swim and resort wear festival in the world. Highlighting  brands such as  Liberty & Justice, Banana Moon, Cupshe, 209 mare, Tiare Hawaii, Ema Savahl, Jared Lang, Paola Estefania, Nicole Miller and many more. 

“We are happy to bring Derek Warburton into the Miami Swim Week ™ -The Shows family as our Official Host and Style Ambassador. His years of experience and his international flare brings excitement to the week and to our designers.” – Says Moh Ducis  founder & CEO of the official Miami Swim Week® The Shows. 

 The shows will also present brands in collectives such as LGBTQ, emerging, sustainable, best of Brazil and more. Treats Magazine has partnered exclusively with Miami Swim Week® as the premier media partner and will be re-launching a new concept with an extraordinary star-studded fashion event.  With a focus on sustainability, sponsors such as the domestic luxury water brand Kopu and clean premium hair care brand MASAMI chose Miami Swim Week® as their ideal platform. This year also brings the 1st Upcycle Worldwide Design Competition where the winners – design students – will show their collections on the Miami Swim Week® runway. The Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF) is the benefiting charitable organization for the second year in a row. The main event – the runway shows – takes place at the SLS South Beach Hotel and debuts the Splash Lounge – a VIP experience for the industry.   Pop up experiences will be scattered across multiple venues including W South Beach, The National Hotel, Nautilus by Arlo, Showfields, ELV (Emanuel Luxury Venue) Miami Beach, Hyde Beach, Medium Cool, Red Steakhouse, Seaspice, Strings Miami Beach, The Deck at the Island Gardens and more. The Hammock trade show will be held at ELV Miami Beach a few steps from the Miami Beach Convention Center. Casa Hammock – the showroom/retail incubator on South Beach – will provide a physical space where designers and buyers will meet. The Miami Swim Week® will also expand its reach with the inclusion of special all-access Miami Swim Week® NFTs and digital collectibles.

Derek Warburton Named Ambassador And Host of Miami Swim Week® The Shows
Photo Credited to: Casa Hammock Miami Beach showroom

The Miami Swim Week® – The Shows will showcase the best in swimwear fashion, highlighting inclusivity and sustainability. “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting ethical and responsible fashion. This season we are opening up our platform to several emerging designers to share the stage at Miami Swim Week ” said Moh Ducis, founder & CEO of the official Miami Swim Week® The Shows. 

Warburton is excited to join the team he says”, I’m honored to host and be the ambassador for the summer 2023 Miami Swim Week® – The Shows . I have angled my career on supporting independent designers and MSWS curates the most promising and exciting luxury resort brands in the market! It’s going to be an exhilarating season to celebrate talent on the Miami runways.” -Derek Warburton

Warburton has spent his career highlighting emerging and independent designers. He has been a style ambassador for fashion weeks in New York City, New Zealand,  Milan, Feeric Fashion Week in Transylvania, Romania and Madrid Fashion Week in Spain where he also hosted the digital series, “All Access Madrid” for 2 seasons. “We are happy to bring Derek Warburton into the Swim Week family as our Official Host and Style Ambassador. His years of experience and his international flare brings excitement to the week and to our designers, says CEO Moh Ducis. 

Along with his fashion and media experience Warburton has been a sponsor and ambassador for many philanthropic organizations. In 2016 Warburton was named the style ambassador for the city of Los Angeles by the California State Assembly. In 2017 Warburton was named International Goodwill Ambassador for Just  A Drop, a clean water initiative who specializes in building wells in Africa and Central America. Then in 2022 he launched his “Equality Collection” makeup range with legacy beauty company FACE Stockholm. 100% of the sales benefit GLSEN an organization created by educators to protect LGBTQ children and their allies in schools. 

For the second year in a row, Miami Swim Week® The Shows will kick off with a fundraising show to benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF). 100% of all proceeds will benefit LLF’s mission. LLF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that assists underserved children and their families throughout South Florida. LLF has over 20 proprietary programs with 33 partner facilities, including, but not limited to, homeless shelters, hospitals, and youth centers.  

As usual, the week will feature many pop-up experiences from influencer parties, luncheons, dinners, VIP receptions, and industry events, to wellness and fitness activations. Showfields on Lincoln Road is set for hosting open house receptions while showcasing some participating designers.  Some of the perks for the industry will include the Splash VIP Lounge. This hub at the SLS hotel will serve as an oasis where VIP influencers, media, buyers and designers willl be able to connect in an elegant setting away from the hustle and bustle. Selected designers will be presenting their stories to the media.  Derek Warburton will be hosting Experts’ panels that will discuss the latest trends and spotting outstanding talent. It’ll be a sanctuary providing a platform for individuals from the industry to mingle, exchange their impressions and share the highlights with the world. 

Another key element of the Miami Swim Week® The Shows is the Hammock Show – an eco-friendly trade show for connecting niche brands with fashion buyers and retailers across the globe. This year it’ll be held at ELV Miami Beach and is just footsteps from the ocean and the SLS hotel.  Casa Hammock Showroom -the wholesale swim and resort wear showroom incubator located at Strings Miami Beach – is a unique concept tailored to support emerging designers and small businesses in overcoming the challenges of entering the market. ‘As a prominent figure in the fashion industry, we understand the difficulties entrepreneurs face, and our showroom incubator offers a physical space for them to showcase their latest collections and connect with potential buyers. To further extend our services, we also offer a digital showroom called “Hammock Passport,” with an exclusive partnership with Joor.com’, added Moh Ducis, founder & CEO of Miami Swim Week® The Shows. The Hammock Passport platform provides designers with additional opportunities to showcase their products and connect with potential buyers in the digital realm.

With more shows, parties, and industry events in store, Miami Swim Week® 2023 is set to be the most exciting one yet.

Miami Swim Week® The Shows is owned, managed and the trademark property of the DCSW group. With over a decade of experience in producing fashion shows, the company has established itself as the fastest-growing luxury fashion show production ecosystem, specializing in innovative fashion concepts, technology production, and execution. 

For more information, visit the Miami Swim Week® The Shows website here and follow the brand on Instagram –miamiswimweekshows.

For schedule and tickets – Here

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