Silestone® by Cosentino Sponsors Miami Fashion Week 2018
June 4, 2018
The world’s leading brand in the quartz surface category, Silestone® by Cosentino, was delighted to sponsor Miami Fashion Week 2018, which took place in the Florida city from 30 May – 3 June. The annual event aims to cultivate the growing fashion industry in Miami and help to position this major port city as an international fashion hub, reflecting the presence of the city’s population of artists and designers.
Silestone®’s striking quartz surfaces were chosen to complete a distinctive installation during the glamourous open night event, where models stood atop pedestals made of Eternal Marquina, a striking marble inspired design with an intense black hue and eye-catching white veining. The brand’s sponsorship of the event comes as a natural extension of its on-going engagement with the world of fashion, most notably through Silestone’s brand ambassador, iconic model Cindy Crawford, as well as a reflection of Cosentino’s growing presence and expansion in the Miami market. The major Florida port city is the location for the Group’s North American headquarters, and the brand has recently celebrated the opening of a flagship City Centre showroom in the heart of the city’s Design District.
With a programme of shows, events and talks, Miami Fashion Week partnered with the Miami Fashion Institute at Miami-Dade College (MDC) on a panel discussion connecting students, customers and fashion industry professionals discussing today’s most relevant issues in fashion. The summit was supported by the Knight Foundation and was open to both the general public and MDC students.
The week culminated in an exclusive charity gala at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building, hosted by Honorary President Antonio Banderas. Both silent and live auctions took place throughout the night, with proceeds going to Banderas’ charitable cause, ‘Fundación Lágrimas y Favores’ and the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation.