The 2011 South Beach Men’s Show will heat up the runway this year with new men’s underwear and swimwear collections from Colombian designer Mundo Unico, Swedish designer Frank Dandy and Brazilian designer boyRio. The show also features the debut active wear collection Chirp, by Bsixtee6. Actor and R&B singer Terrell Carter, from Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” the movie, “Madea’s Class Reunion” and “Meet the Browns” will perform songs from his latest album, rounding out this sizzling event.
The SoBe Men’s Show is scheduled for 9 p.m. on July 15, 2011 at Gemma Lounge at 529 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Tickets are $30 and are available at www.SoBeMensShow.com.
Mundo Unico will preview its latest collection “Identidad” which hits stores in September 2011. Unico provides fashion for modern active men that seek comfort, sophistication and elegance and are passionate about fashion and look for unique style.
“Identidad (Spanish for identity) is the concept of who you are and what defines you,” said Olga Lucia Oggioni, General Manager of Unico Interior, LLC. “This collection is inspired by the roots and origins of culture and ancient civilizations of the American continent.”
The names of the pieces relate to native Central and South American Indians and their legacy and its earthy colors reflect the vital meaning of soil and nature, the prime elements of life and prosperity.
Frank Dandy, widely known for having the most comfortable microfiber waistband in the industry, will debut its 2012 Spring/Summer Collection of boxers, trunks and swimwear in an array of colors and patterns. The collection celebrates the urban excitement of cities and countries throughout the world.
“I love the excitement that is unique to Miami,” said Kathy Hawkins of Frank Dandy. “Men here are fearless about fashion and they dress to impress.”
From the shores of Rio de Janeiro, boyRio continues to make a splash. The brand will debut its 2012 swimwear collection at SoBe Men’s this year.
“It is the boy from Ipanema who meets the boy next door- fresh, clean, active, vibrant and sexy,” said David Laing of boyRio. “It represents the passion of Rio, its hedonistic nature, the beach, gorgeous people inside and out and a passion for the ‘good’ life.”
Debuting its active wear collection “Chirp,” especially designed for the SoBe Men’s Show, Bsixtee6 is presenting its intricately hand-sewn garments, complete with unique stitching that’s Bohemian, care free, yet incomparably detailed. The collection is full of vinyl, chambray, sheeted cotton and leather fabrics.
“Men want to be attractive; they want to be sexy,” said Briian Dargon, the designer behind Chirp. “This show embraces all of that!”