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StyleWeek Resort has officially made its debut in Miami after launching its first show amongst the company of giants such as The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Not only has StyleWeek’s growth been remarkable during its brief 3 years of existence, but it is the only show of its kind supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) focusing on one important goal: the business of fashion. Featuring local designers and graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the kickoff night boasted designers Hope Macdonald, Richard Petit, and Camille Jeanay. While each of the designers brought a great perspective to their collections and the evening, Hope Macdonald was a standout.

Hope’s ability to combine patterns (anyone who has attempted this knows how difficult it is), colors, and texture is reminiscent of old pros like Consuelo Castiglioni of┬áMarni while maintaining her own fresh style. I can’t wait to see what else this young designer comes up with- she is definitely one to keep your eye on.

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