Just north of Miami’s downtown you can find the trendy art district referred to as Wynwood. Known for its street art and the colorful graffiti on the walls of formerly abandoned warehouses Wynwood has become Miami’s up and coming hipster neighbor.
While the area is renowned for its art scene it is also home to a burgeoning fashion and textile world. While I am all too familiar with the galleries and restaurants in the area. One designer, Gia Viviana Dimicova, opened the door to her atelier for a trunk show. A model wearing a red chiffon ruffled gown greeted us by offering us each a single long stem rose. It was a playful and welcoming gesture to what was my first trunk show.
The workshop was behind the scenes but on display were several couture designs and racks of other pieces being offered at a discounted price. Gia’s collection included feathers, leather, and lot of lace. Who doesn’t feel beautiful in lace?
I was disappointed to find that despite the “FEEL SEXY AT ANY AGE, FEEL DESIRABLE NO MATTER YOUR CURVES, GIA’S MISSION IS THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN, EVERYTHING THE BRAND DOES BUILDS TOWARDS THIS MISSION.” philosophy listed on her website, Gia’s designs are only available in small, medium, and large.
Gia’s designs were over the top and not what I would consider my everyday wear. I did find several of her pieces that I could easily see wearing to a Second Saturday show in Wynwood like the black lace hooded robe (seen in blue chiffon).
My personal favorite though was dress that was made from a metal frame in draped in blue fabric. It seemed to be a sculpture serving as a center piece to our evening but a photo in the portfolios set out for us the dress could be worn and looked even better on the model.
Later, we spent some time mixing with the eclectic mix of people attending the event while enjoying a cocktail. I was told that a second store will be opening near Miami International Airport. I am interested to see what her new storefront at 6994 NW 42nd St, Miami, FL 33166 will bring.
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