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So guys I had the pleasure of covering press for the Art Swim Play. I was super excited when I received an email from the show's personnels regarding backstage coverage, exclusive interviews with the designers, and pre/post show coverage of the event. This event was presented by Karine Melissa (@KarineMelissa) and Creativ Magazine (@CreativMag), produced by TeamFDE (@FashionDesignersExpo) , and benefited Fashion for Charity. The gorgeous Tam G. Smith (@TamGSmith : Ms Black Florida 2019) was the host for the event. Before I get into the festive here are some background information regarding the event.


Fashion Designers Expo

A platform dedicated to shed light on “Who’s NEXT in Fashion!”, Fashion Designers Expo (FDE) is a runway exposition produced by the emerging Industry. Its staff uses their expertise to provide knowledge and empower the emerging generation of icons through experience and seminars. FDE provides, network, connections, and exposure that emerging fashion talents need to bring their dreams to reality. The runway is used to bring awareness to a variety of issues impacting the community. Fashion week inspired but with a twist.

Karine Melissa

She strives to assist others in finding and fulfill their God Given purpose. Her host of brands and companies are all designed with one goal in mind: making dreams come through.

Creativ Magazine


This magazine showcases natural and raw talent in its local community. It focuses on art and creative fashion. This organization provides opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs by targeting their audience through a host of competitive advertising outlets. This platform puts a spotlight on individuals doing amazing work in their arts whom are inspiring.


Art Swim Play

"ART + SWIM + PLAY is a one of a kind fashion event. Kickstarting Miami Swim Week, it provides an opportunity to network, socialize, and build lasting relationships with like minded individuals. Art meets fashion and golf.

With the perfect location, Top Golf Miami Gardens (@TopGolf) : This adds another scenery to the event as guests enjoy the game of Golf. #ArtSwimPlay #MiamiSwimWeek


Fashion For Charity

This event benefited Fashion for Charity. Fashion for Charity is a nonprofit organization. Its fashion inspired events and workshops are designed to bringing awareness for a variety of causes. Scholarship opportunities are available for youth pursuing careers in fashion or art.


The Designers

Bella Eve Collection

Described as "fun" in functional fashion, Bella Eve Collection is a one of a kind line that embodies the newest trends. The goal is to have you looking and feeling confident at affordable prices.

VA Designs

VA Designs has showcase a variety of collections in multiple Fashion Shows, and have gained experience working along side multiple designers in Florida, Chicago and Puerto Rico. Inspired by other Countries all around the world, their cultures, bringing awareness each design is unique. This brand supports natural Beauty, every shape and size. Self confidence: accepting your flaws is a is the ultimate factor behind the brand.

Sexy Sweat Wear

Not your average fitness line, Sexy Sweats is a cutting-edge women's activewear and athleisure line. Very innovative, each piece is designed with vibrant colors, daring designs, and, intricate stitching with slimming illusions. It complements the body very well. The goal is to provide women with the confidence to wear comfortable, form fitting pieces, and create training support.

Back Stage

The Host


Event Recap

Here's a little recap of the event curtesy of Orrane Djrrane Smith



Be sure to click linked texts and the images for links to the relevant websites and/or social media for all brands and individuals mentioned in this post. I hope you enjoyed this write up as much as you've enjoyed the event.

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