The Future of Fashion in Miami

Art X Moda Fashion & Art Weekend, in collaboration with Stilo Style Diary Magazine and Mana Fashion, will host a special panel and workshop for fashion industry professionals to discuss the future of fashion in Miami.

Join us for an engaging evening at Mana Fashion, featuring a panel discussion focused on the Future of Fashion in Miami. Discover the latest developments in the city’s fashion industry and gain valuable insights from industry experts on innovation and trends in the business of fashion.

Be inspired by thought-provoking panel discussions and seize the opportunity to network with fellow professionals. Whether you’re a fashionista, designer, or simply passionate about style, this event is perfect for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve.


Rucht D’Oleo-Schwartz, CEO, Fashion Institute of Florida

Rucht D’Oleo-Schwartz, a passionate and hardworking fashion designer, author, and founder of the Fashion Institute of Florida (FIF), is dedicated to nurturing talent in the fashion industry. She established FIF in 2016 to cater to the South Florida community’s interest in sewing, pattern-making, and fashion design. The institute attracts diverse students, from a 48-year-old mother pursuing her dreams to a 16-year-old aspiring designer.

Ms. D’Oleo-Schwartz, who immigrated to Miami from the Dominican Republic in 2001, has achieved significant accolades, including the Keys of Miami Dade in 2009. She authored “El Negocio de la Moda,” the first Spanish-language book on the business of fashion, widely adopted in Latin American fashion schools. She has also spoken at international fashion symposiums and judged an international fashion student competition in Poland in 2017. Her dream of transforming lives through fashion is realized daily as she watches her students achieve their goals.

Flourentina West, CEO, FLL Fashion Week

Florentina West, CEO and Executive Producer of FLL Fashion Week, is a former model and proud mother of a beautiful daughter. With a decade of experience, she has been a pivotal force in the fashion industry, creating marketing platforms that enable fashion professionals to achieve success. Under her leadership, FLL Fashion Week has become one of Fort Lauderdale’s premier fashion events, showcasing her unwavering commitment to elevating the fashion community.

Theo Azael, Fashion Designer, Theo Azael Couture

Theo Azael’s style incorporates raw edges and distressed fabrics, termed deconstructionism, reflecting his unconventional design philosophy. His Cardinal Points collection at FLL FASHION WEEK 2023 disrupted traditional norms, blending fantasy with a darker theme. Inspired by Jacques Derrida’s philosophy, Azael challenges conventional beauty standards, emphasizing the multiplicity of perspectives in fashion. His recent couture collection showcased at FLL FASHION WEEK embraced confrontational design, featuring worn and altered garments that epitomize deconstruction. While initially controversial, deconstruction has become a staple in fashion, with Azael’s work poised to reveal the hidden energy within each couture piece.

Ruth Louissaint, Fashion Designer, Ruth Louissaint Designs

Ruth Louissaint, born in Port-au-Prince, developed a passion for fashion through her seamstress mother. After moving to Miami, she pursued her dreams, winning a Technical Design award at Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion. Her journey continued with degrees in fashion design and business. Inspired by French designers, she aims to infuse storytelling into her creations. In 2003, she established Mlle. Louissaint in North Miami, specializing in couture and one-of-a-kind designs. Her work, including wedding gowns and accessories, has graced boutiques across South Florida and Atlanta, worn by notable figures and featured in magazines and films. Excitedly, she anticipates launching her online fashion line, Le Chique Boutique, offering her designs to a broader audience.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive chance to explore the Future of Fashion!

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CEO/Editor-In-Chief/MBA, Carol Moda is a not your average fashionista. Creator of Stilo Magazine:: Style Diary, Carol Moda has proven to be a trend setter in one of the most challenging industries in the world.


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