OUR DESIGNERS

Designers are the backbone of our events and the force behind Miami On Sight. The extended MOS designer family is comprised of established and emerging designers, students, creatives young and old, all with the common drive to make our world a better and more beautiful place through the art of design.

current + PAST DESIGNERS

NOMAD TRIBE

By, PIVOT MKT

Co-founder and Creative Director of Pivot Mkt., Valeria Savino, the first sustainable department store in Miami.

In 2015, she co-founded Nomad Tribe, a conscious clothing brand committed to designing better products and less waste through the use of recycled materials and traditional techniques of

manufacturing. Currently producing small collections in Guatemala, Peru, and Miami.

She is passionate about raising awareness of textile waste in an impactful manner, by creating visual elements and designs that inspire and encourage people to adopt better habits when buying and disposing of their clothes.

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nomadtribeshop.com

@nomadtri.be / @valeriasavino / @pivotmkt

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

LISU VEGA

Lisu Vega is a multidisciplinary artist working between sculpture, installation, and fashion. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and it explores issues that are close to Vega's heart and

concerns, such as sustainability, migration, memory and identity. Vega's commitment to the environment fuels her experimentation towards the goal of a zero-waste practice.

www.lisuvega.com

@lisuvega

Participated in the Collins Park Show and Lincoln Rd Show

DOPE TAVIO

By, Octavio Aguilar

Octavio's inspiration comes from old school New York, where he mixes the 90s club kid and early hip hop vibes together. It's a genderless line with avant guard street wear pieces made with materials such as shoe strings, belts, and safety pins while using vintage denims, camouflage and safety vest as some of its fabrics.

Through his artistic vision, Octavio has created one-of-a-kind pieces that have been sought out by artists such as Erykah Badu,  Janet Jackson, Garbage, Kelela, Rico Nasty, Sutan RAJA, Carmen Carrera, Leyna Bloom, and Ty Hunter. He also caught the attention of the iconic Patricia Field, and DOPE TAVIO is now available at her ARTFASHION Gallery in NYC.

dopetavio.com

@dope_tavio

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

SIGAL

By, Sigal Cohen

SIGÁL is an ethically crafted, statement resortwear collection that fuses its founder’s tropical upbringing in Venezuela, gilt-edged taste in art, and training as a textile designer. The collection features vibrant colors and whimsical prints strewn across effortless, bohemian silhouettes made with natural fibers including lotus, linen, cotton, and silk.

The brand’s founder and designer Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez imbues her designs with the energ of her hometown Caracas, Venezuela. The capital city’s bright lights, lively colors, lush nature, and Latin music each impart their influence on the collection. Her pragmatic, signature styles—Wrap skirts and easy-to-wear, multi-functional kimono cover-ups— are at once inspired by her roots and her adopted home in Miami, Florida.

www.shopsigal.com

@shopsigal

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

JETLAG MODE

By, Carolina Baena

Jetlagmode is a conscious brand that seeks to rescue the local Latin American techniques, by working directly with artisans to make products that are 100% handmade. We work with recycled and eco-friendly materials to create our unique, but yet, stylish and luxurious accessories. 

Jetlagmode was founded by Colombian designer Carolina Baena,  an Industrial and Fashion Designer, infuses each design with a balance of creativity and functionality.

@jetlagmode

www.jetlagmode.com

Participated in the Collins Park Show, Miami Design District Basel Show, Lincoln Rd Show

BOUNBOUN

By, Lilianna and Cristina

Using fair-trade principles with a sensitivity towards preserving the ancient Khmu

culture, BounBoun bags are chic and come in a variety of quality materials like vegetable-dyed leather, plastic, and jungle vine. Their mesh bag is produced from a fast-growing jungle vine that needs no cultivation, irrigation or chemicals. Woven by women of the tribe, this family tradition is a skill that has been handed down through generations. Each purchase of a BounBoun bag directly impacts the quality of life of the indigenous people of northern Laos, providing them with a livelihood without having to sacrifice their traditional ways and rich culture. A portion of the proceeds of BounBoun  goes to the Jungle Vine Foundation supporting the Khmu tribes.

www.bounbounbag.com

@bounbounbag

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

CLAYMARKET MIAMI

By, Stephanie Valdes

Clay Market Miami began as a creative experiment. I was inspired and would work late into the night just to release my creative visions. My pieces are unique lightweight, hypoallergenic and eco-friendly earrings, created in small batches. The clay is conditioned several times until perfection and baked for an hour to ensure their durability and longevity. Clay Market Miami has given me the push my inner artists needed and the experience of owning a business and I very much look forward to seeing where it will lead me.

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Claymarketmiami.etsy.com

@claymarketmiami

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

INVERTED NEW YORK

By, Elena Landa

The idea started after recognizing a global necessity for sustainable and ethical fashion. The Costumier Designer fuse Glamour with duality and a tempting side that highlights the female figure.

Elena Create Elegant, Embroidered and Hand Made - Painted one-of-a-kind pieces. She uses recycled materials in order to give new life to dead clothes.

@invertednewyork

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

PANGEA KALI VIRGA

Pangea is the Executive Producer and Creative Director for the Miami On Sight fashion show. Her work is all one of a kind, zero waste, and upcycled with an attention to couture detailing. Pangea Kali Virga is an enthusiastic creator who's work spans many sides of the fashion and art industry. She is a fashion designer, stylist, curator, and producer with high standards and a conceptual spirit. With her pieces and styling in over two dozen international publications.  Her aim is to build collaborative networks and moving experiences through her work and all of her projects.

@pangeakalivirga @_pangeakalivirga

www.pangeakalivirga.com

Participated in the Collins Park Show, Miami Design District Basel Show, Linocln Rd Show

BELLA  MORENA

by, Lilian Gomes

The two founders of Bella Morena decided to take a stand and fill in the gap in body-positive sustainable swimwear by starting their own swimwear brand. Using biodegradable, animal friendly, plastic free materials, Bella Morena creates swimwear for every body. Bucking traditional beauty standards, Bella Morena was founded to help you feel beautiful and  radiant.

@bellamorena_br

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

KHASAMARINA

By, Bo

With years in the Fashion Industry and a background in Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts, Bo Khasamarina realizes that the cycle of the industry is very limiting for intensely creative individuals without the means of big corporate entities.

 

In 2007, Bo leaves all behind to embark in a new adventure, where without using any machines, measurements, threads or needles, and only by using his signature knots and slits Bo creates a new set of rules and his own aesthetic.

notkhasamarina.com

@khasamarina

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show and Collins Park Show

LAUREN BACCUS

Lauren Baccus is a multi media designer and maker, whose work is centered around the reframing and retelling of a modern Caribbean narrative. Her use of costume is a nod to the strong influence of masquerade throughout her life and the region, as well as the universality of play through clothing.

www.machetecreativestudio.com

@bythelb

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

KIM YANTIS

 

Kim Yantis, originally from Philadelphia, Kim is a visual artist and curator
specializing in collaborative projects. She began producing cloth-based works and
costuming in 2008 that focus on the topologies of submerged/water environments.
These works, often in silk organza, mapped surfaces through stitching and three-
dimensional, material collage.
Her new line of sustainable garments, “Suiting-Up,” uses rebuilt/ deconstructed suits
that might challenge the negative perception of used clothing. This collaboration with
artist Lucinda Linderman centers around the rescue, transformation, and impact of
industrial and post-consumer packaging.

kimyantis.com
 @yantis_arts/ @suitingupforthefuture

Participated in the Collins Park Show and Lincoln Rd Show

LUTOM

We love nature so we design durable products to reduce our ecological footprint. Soon lo launch our first collection of biodegradable sportswear.

Interchangeable, suitable for a wide range of activities, functional, comfortable, UV protective and biodegradable.

www.lutom.world

@lutom.world

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

R.FITTING ROOM

 

As part of our commitment with the evolution of the fashion industry, our mission is not only to raise awareness on the global textile waste and its detrimental impact, but also to create strategic partnerships with designers and design schools by bringing sustainable fashion and recycling through their work, and promoting their creativity and innovation from one of a kind designs. With our innovative techniques and sustainable designer collaborations, we are catalysing the circular fashion revolution. Showcase the designers innovation during fashion weeks, social events and shows. Sell their garments on our online platform and/or fundraising events to make contributions to nonprofit organizations that support honorable causes.

www.r-fittingroom.com/

@rfittingroom

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

ROGER FIGUEROA

 

My name is Roger Figueroa, 25 year old fashion designer. My upbringings are some of my attributes for my love of art, music, fashion and culture. Graduated with a degree in Apparel Design and Technology. During my enrollment in the fashion program, I was awarded Student of The Year, Fashion Club President and received an award for Leadership in academics and

extracurricular activities.

I eventually want to start my own foundation to help widowed parents and their kids with financial help and resources to expand their education. I want to use my fashion career as a platform to make a difference in my community.

www.facebook.com/rogerfigueroa

@rogerfigueroa_designs

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

NOT IMPORTANT

By, Luis Almaraz

 

We’re interested in the alteration of garments while utilizing components of the garment to change its aesthetic scale. Restricting oneself to the limitations of certain garment components forces one to find different arrangements. It requires more time and thought and trial and experimentation. Ultimately what we’re attempting with “Not Important” is a conversation between the garments and the individuals wearing them. We want people wearing the garments to appreciate their existence.  Entireties are made from various small nothings.

@notimportant.co

Participated in the Collins Park Show

TAYLOR DORRY

 

My name is Taylor Dorry. I am a South Florida native who has long been inspired by the timelessness of vintage clothing. More specifically the late 70’s to early 80’s. I love the way vintage makes you feel special and one of a kind all the while lasting through 20+ years of good times. After selling vintage clothing for a few years I thought it was time for me to take those principles I loved dearly and create my own brand. A brand that is timeless, sustainable, and elegant. After attending a life-changing fashion design program at The Fashion Institute of South Florida I knew that my vision was coming to fruition.


@TAYLORDORRY

Participated in the Collins Park Fashion Show

THE ONIKAS

by Veronica and Jonnyka

 

The Onikas is a sustainable textile company that collaborates with global artisans to produce beautiful goods. We believe in preserving cultural heritage by supporting the production of traditional crafts like the art of block printing and weaving. we encourage and embody a lifestyle of slow living in consumption, production, and being. The collective process that goes into the creation of each printed fabric helps employ local artisans and secures their rich cultural heritage. this process is the epitome of the fair trade movement that has slowly begun to change the industry and we are proud to be part of this fashion revolution.

@theonikas

www.theonikas.com

Participated in the Miami Design District Basel Show

ALCHEMIST OF AURUM

The Alchemist of Aurum A New Age Spin on Old Age Tradition. I'm so inspired by the feminine principle, and the natural world, and strive to mix the two for a very earthy and etheral feel. My intention is women really get their beauty when their wearing my pieces. I realize sometimes we forget the natural beauty already within us, and this is my way of pouring that old age reverence of women back into this world.


@alchemistofaurum

Participated in the Collins Park Fashion Show

DASH School of Arts

 

DASH Fashion is part and parcel of Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH), an integrative art and design school in Miami’s Design District. The philosophy of the school is “Education by Design” with innovative programs developed and taught by industry and design professionals. Students develop professional skills to challenge and stimulate their individual goals. The Fashion program nurtures and teaches students to explore the different avenues in the field from concept to sample. Each student produces a collection in their senior year culminating in a collaborative fashion show.
 

@DASH_FASHIONCLUB
@DASHSCHOOL

Participated in the Miami Design District Basel Show

SOL SVN

By, Gianna Auset

 

SOLSVN |sōl·​ se-vən| is a trade created with the intent to heal the world through raising the vibration of the individual. By using medicinal metals and crystals, combined with ancient knowledge and teachings, Gianna Auset creates powerful, dynamic, one-of-kind and, most importantly, healing peaces of wearable art. 

 

As a self-taught and intuitive learner of metal-smithing and wire wrapping, Gianna Auset shifts through time and space to connect modern day fashion with the ancient concepts of power and purpose.  With a direct focus on love, manifestation, alignment, and healing — Gianna Auset seeks to restore the true and forgotten magic to the inherent nature of "jewelry".


@sol.svn

Participated in the Collins Park Show
 

LE CHIC MIAMI

by Lydia McConell

 

I’ve always been a creative person who loves working with my hands.  I started making hand painted earrings just for myself but really fell in love with the process. I soon realized it was something I would want to do full time.


@lechicmiami

Participated in the Collins Park Fashion Show

SEA JASPER

by Virginie Fallon

 

Sea Jasper, based in Miami is centered on creating eco-friendly clothing while following a mission to help people to be aware of our planet, and its difficulties through a more conscious use of material. Remaining conscious of our environmental impact is our number one priority while creating.

Using up-cycled materials in conjunction with natural dyes is currently the main technique employed by Sea Jasper to create clothes.

Sea Jasper uses natural dyes based on natural ingredients such as madder roots and brazilwood, to further its mission statement, and achieve a deep, alive color which can only be achieved through this process of natural dyeing.

@seajasper

Participated in the Collins Park Show and Miami Design District Basel Show

HOUSE OF PIERRE

by Carl Pierre

 

House of Pierre uses upcycled garments to make new RTW. House of Pierre makes clothing for mena and weomen with a unique style. Carl is the co-founder of Miami On Sight.


@houseofpierre

Participated in the Collins Park Fashion Show

TAO COMPANY

By Vanessa Arcila

Vanessa Arcila is a Colombian jewelry designer who started her jewelry career thanks to a book she got at a museum in NYC.

Her mission is to bring the best of her country around the world, helping Colombian artisans to showcase their handmade pieces worldwide.

 "We use raw emeralds from Colombia and rescue the pre-colombian art giving this art a modern touch" . Thanks to her work and innovation in design, Vanessa was named ambassador of the "COLOMBIAN EMERALD" worldwide.

@taocompany_jewelry

https://vanessaarcila.com/

Participated in the  Collins Park Show and the Miami Design District Basel Show

KRELwear

by Karrelle Levy

KREL Tropical Knitwear is a Miami-based sustainable collection founded by fashion designer and textile artist Karelle Levy in 2002. The majority of styles are geared toward warm climates, but Levy also offers sweaters and scarves for greater coverage.

KREL’s philosophy is based on inclusive sizing to fit most body types thanks to its signature, seamless knit designs. Each unique piece is loomed from cotton, bamboo, Tencel, Lurex, rayon and polyester blends at her Miami atelier. The eco-friendly concept produces zero waste, since all scraps are recycled.

@krelwear

www.krelwear.com

Participated in the Miami Design District Basel Show

ATELIER E

By Emily Peters

 

Her deep interest and bottomless study in music, and in yogic and meditation arts have also been a major influence in her artistic expression. The rhythm, melody and shape of music can be seen in all of her visual works. Many of the geometric shapes in her accessories are a direct translation of

musical pieces. Yoga and meditation have shaped her life and form of mind since young adulthood, and the influence of the rich cultures, languages, and ways of holistically viewing the world can also be clearly seen in her works.

@the.atelier.e

AtelierE.org

Participated in the Miami Design District Basel Show

MAVRANS

By Michael Szklaver

 

MAVRANS is a lifestyle brand, proud of its carefree identity and maverick mind, looking to embrace the unique style and expression of each individual.

 

Through our hand-drawn prints, we aim to express our generation’s mood with a very clear goal in mind: to bring you the softest and comfiest leisure clothing in the world while at the same time contributing to make the Earth a better place to live in! You can now easily upgrade your wardrobe, without forgetting about the environment’s needs, with our fabrics made with 100% recycled plastics.

@mavrans

MAVRANS.com

Participated in the Miami Design District Basel Show

FELDER FELDER

by Annette and Daniela

FELDER FELDER was born in 2006, by twin sisters and Central St Martin’s graduates Daniela and Annette Felder and received awards, nominations and an international celebrity and press following for its signature style. The sisters had the strong desire to bring their conscious lifestyle into their brand and for the past years have been focusing on merging their style with sustainability. Each design stands for a story- from recycled, repurposed to handcrafted by artisans. Embracing the power of individuality, they believe that true luxury lies in the unique

@felderfelder

www.felderfelder.com

Participated in the Miami Design District Basel Show

ANA DALESSIO

By Ana Dalessio

 

The message that I want to send with my garments is that it is possible to be fashion forward, and to push your creativity beyond its known limits, all while remaining impact-conscious.

I think that the most effective thing that we can do as designers, artists, and consumers is to utilize what we have already produced to its greatest potential, rather than creating more.

@a.daless

Participated in the Collins Park and Miami Design District Basel Show

DONAIRE

By, Aricia Mayorga

 

My Name is Aricia Mayorga, founder of Donaire. On February 1, 2017, I started my clothing line, Donaire. Donaire is a minimalistic and elegant line aimed at the modern woman who can manipulate their looks from day to night. Donaire is inspired by architectural design and the admiration for the pioneers of high fashion. What I'm most proud of Donaire is we cater to every body shape and size. Every garment is Made in Miami.

@_donaire_

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

La Roja By Misha

By, Michelle Townson

La Roja by Misha is a Guatemala-based brand designed by Michelle Townson. Our mission is to give new life to plastic, by recycling everyday packaging turning it into our thread that is hand woven by our community of artisans exposed to vulnerable situations such as; single and disabled mothers. Our brand has created a new ecological crafts (Artesania Ecologica) for Central America seeking to protect the contamination of our oceans. Our products are sold in Guatemala, Costa Rica and USA, and are shipped worldwide.

@la_roja_by_misha
https://larojabymisha.com/

Participated in the Collins Park Show, Miami Design District Basel Show

ANDREA ESTEFANIA

 

Born in Venezuela, raised in Brasil, Andrea Estefania has been surrounded by beautiful

landscapes all her childhood. Her Boho-chic designs originate from her idea of a free-spirit

generation of women that care about our planet and can still feel confident whilst wearing organic and sustainable fashion. Her travels around the world to locations such as Tulum, Mexico, and her Latin roots, have all inspired her designs. As a supporter of sustainable fashion and lifestyle, her idea to create the organic fashion line was born in 2019.

Andrea Estefania’s designs are all handmade from organic cotton, making a big difference

in the fashion industry. To her, feeling free, unique and sexy at the same time while contributing to our planet was all she needed to start her career as a designer.

@designsbyandreaestefania

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

STVY GLD

By, Vanessa Veroes

 

 It was always a dream for me to start my own fashion line. I started sketching a lot of women and men with clothing I’d create from just letting my head wander on r paper, or napkins, wherever I went when I was younger. Little by little I felt the passion I had for clothing blossoming while the years rushed by. I stared designing my own things in 2016  with hats which expanded into shirts and two years after that I decided to finally do what I’ve always wanted to do. Design my own designs from cut and sew. 

            A pattern, to a roll of fabric, to the cut and finish. Something that was designed completely from paper to fabric myself. Creating garments that are one of a kind and in low quantity to make them more special. STVY GLD, pronounced “stay gold”.

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@veroesv @stvyg_ _ _ld

www.stvyg---ld.com

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

LUIS APONTE

 

Luis Aponte is a Miami based clothing line created by founder Luis Aponte and co- founder Melida Sanchez who both graduated from Miami International University of Art and Design. Their brand was launched during 2014 at Mercedes Benz NYFW with six looks of interchangeable pieces. We craft every single garment in Miami, Florida with high quality and dedication. To reduce waste, our items are made on demand therefore we produce small capsule collections. Our collection consists of innovative pieces that transition from day to night and remains timeless season after seasonOur vision is to promote consciousness about sustainability by creating limited edition garments designed to fortify self-expression. Our items are made to order which help reduce our carbon footprint while securing a future for the next generations to come.

luisaponteatelier.com

@LAPONTEDESIGNER

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

ALEXANDRA NELLIS

 

Being an artist at heart, Alexandra's formal design training came not before, but after she already acquired substantial experience in the trade. The inception and operation of her first brand out of Canada served as an invaluable stepping stone towards Miami's fashion scene.

Her vision is drawn from a genuine understanding of the customer's desires, which imbues every collection with passion and authenticity.  She will always be known for her natural drive to care and go beyond the expected for those who put trust in her creations.

@alexandranellis

Participated in the Lincoln Rd Show

Miami On Sight is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Social Change, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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