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Day 3 & 4: Miami Fashion Week continues featuring international designers

Stella Jean.
Stella Jean.
Courtesy of MFW

Miami Fashion Week continued to excite the crowd with magical and exciting showcases, during day 3 and 4, featuring some of the best international designers at Miami Beach Convention Center.

Day 3 & 4: Miami Fashion Week Continues Featuring International Designers
Courtesy of MFW

On May 17, Miami Fashion Week heated up with Italy and Argentina Showcase that provided a glimpse of trends from around the globe in addition to an Evening and Swimwear Showcase graced by Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler that ranged from the elegant and sophisticated gowns and dresses to sensual and flirtatious bathing suits.

The evening began with the Eveningwear Showcase, where Algerian designer Fadila Kilhel's work hit the runway with pieces from her Couture Mirage brand that were inspired by Arab and French culture influences. Next up was Magnolia womenswear whose unique collection featured highly differentiated color and textures with intricate, feminine detailing. The next collection hailed from Poland, with leading Polish fashion designer Teresa Rosati's exquisite collection utilizing top quality fabrics and translating them into high fashion eveningwear.

"Indie Soul is extremely excited to be unveiling the new collection at Miami Fashion Week 2014. We wanted to honor our hometown by unveiling the collection for the first time in Miami, instead of in Paris," said Tim Gorgol, Indie Soul lead designer. "Miami continues to grow as an epicenter of culture and fashion and Indie Soul has been there every step of the way. The new collection is a play on sexy and sweet aesthetic that the modern bohemian woman is sure to love."

The evening took on a jet setting character with back-to-back showcases highlighting the brightest design talent from Argentina and Italy. Agostina Bianchi opened the Argentina Showcase with a stunning collection that emphasized the femininity, delicacy and glamour of the modern woman. Cuarto Colorado presented their novel rainwear collection that boasted unique prints in trench coats, umbrellas, rain boots and ponchos. Mariana Castro wrapped up the Argentina Showcase with a collection that played on simple and pure shapes, revering the beauty and femininity of women. The Italian Showcase opened with Stella Jean who presented a collection that blended cultures and textiles reminiscent of her own multicultural personal journey, followed by Maliparmi with their optimistic feminine style of relaxed chic dresses, unique bags, belts and shoes.

The last showcase of the evening was the hottest of the night with Miss Universe 2014 Gabriela Isler gracing the catwalk, alongside stunning models sporting the latest trends in designer swimwear. Brazilian luxury swimwear brand Sambarela opened with a sophisticated line of vibrant colors and high-quality fabrics. Indie Soul presented by Costa Hollywood took the stage with their line of luxury bohemian swimwear that featured brilliant colors and eclectic designs and cuts. A brand born in Miami, the highly inspired collection decided to honor their native town by opting to unveil their line in Miami instead of Paris. Closing the evening, Italian swimwear brand Yamamay, with Miss Universe 2013 as their muse, presented a youthful and playful line with warm summer colors.

Miami Fashion Week culminated on Sunday, May 18h with the PrĂȘt-A-Porter Showcase, Sherri Hill's collection and closed by special guest Agatha Ruiz de la Prada who rocked the runway with her unique style.

The Organization MFW celebrated later its success with a "Closing Wrap Party" at the Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach.

Images: Courtesy of Miami Fashion Week.