( ENSPIRE She Did That ) Recognizing Black Female & WOC Designers at Miami Swim Week
ENSPIRE Contributor: Ana Luque
Looking for new looks this summer? Then check out The 6th Annual Wonder Woman Initiative Shows taking place at the Kimpton Angler’s South Beach Hotel on July 7th and 8th as part of Miami Swim Week 2023. Guests will enjoy live runway shows, live performances, speaker segments, a panel discussion on sustainability and period poverty, and an award-presentation ceremony.
The Wonder Woman Initiative’s theme this year is “Anástasis: The Uprising” which seeks to create an experience where brands, global leaders, fashion enthusiasts, press, buyers, and guests can connect to push past barriers and enjoy the creativity that Miami Swim Week has to offer.
The event also seeks to highlight, reflect and amplify black female designers and women of color in the fashion world and celebrate diversity, encourage inclusivity, and inspire audiences to embrace their bodies, no matter what shape, size, or color.
Tayo Ishola, designer of I Am Eido and the Founder and Creative Director of Wonder Woman Initiative expressed in the official press release what she hoped for the initiative this upcoming event; “As the Wonder Woman Initiative continues to amplify the voices of women, we further entrench the need for individual and collective mental reformation and positive transformation in ways that sustain the next generation.”
Designers of color such as Ishola of I Am Eido, Ashley-Victoria Smith of Voglia Swimwear, Jnaba Diallo of Dieo Collection Resort Wear, and Ashlee Monroe of MoLuxe will be this year’s featured designers. Get ready to be inspired by their talent, creativity and daring as their swimwear includes a variety of designs and colors for everyone looking to confidently express themselves this summer.
This year’s show is being hosted by Christine Handy, a breast cancer survivor, international speaker, accomplished model, best-selling author, and a nationally recognized Humanitarian.
Honorees include Sophie Ringel, founder of Clean Miami Beach; Layana Aguilar, FIT Trained Designer and Entrepreneur; Dotie Joseph, Member of the Florida House of Representatives; Merle Liivand, 4x Guinness World Records Holder and Professional Swimmer.