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Miami Design District Alongside Istituto Marangoni Welcomes Back Third Annual Expressions


WHAT: The Miami Design District, in alignment with Istituto Marangoni, is delighted to welcome back Expressions for its third session on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th. Curated by Istituto Marangoni, the program was conceptualized with a purpose to spark a series of insightful discussions as well as encourage meaningful exchanges of ideas and workshops at Miami’s one-of-a-kind destination for rich cultural, dining, shopping and creative experiences.

Society and human behavior are changing as advances in technology, innovative tools, new attitudes and experiences guide us through this transformative period. Commerce, retail, hospitality and personal interactions will be forever changed by current events. To make sense and brainstorm about these transformations, panels of experts, professionals and influential personalities will spark thought-provoking conversations on topics related to the “new normal” we are currently experiencing.

Led by local and international influencers and industry experts, workshops are set to be held at various participating venues throughout the Miami Design District including The Atrium, Rooftop Garden and The Arsenale. Topics will include The New Normal, a discussion on how our lives have changed from homeschooling to the new custom of getting everything delivered and everything in between; The Fashion Industry’s Reinvention, including the closing of stores and how brands are preparing for the new wave of digital consumers; Wellness is The New Essential, encompassing a myriad of topics ranging from online meditation to body care and breathing techniques to cope with stress and anxiety; and Trends on Consumer and Societal Behavior, a discussion touching upon various changes in consumer patterns.


Speakers and moderators for this year’s panels include Carolina Melo, Fashion Business Consultant and VOGUE Brazil Correspondent; Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections at University of Miami Library; Estefania Lacayo, Founder of Latin American Fashion Summit; Gelareh Mizrahi, Designer and Founder of Gelareh Mizrahi; Javi Javi Gutierrez and Alejandra Cohen, Founders at BREATH TRIBE; Luis Pons, Interior Designer and Founder at Luis Pons Design Lab; Massimo Casagrande, Academic Director at Istituto Marangoni; and May Beckhauser, Founder at Festival Yoga Lifestyle, among many more. The Miami Design District is committed to impacting the community by offering new and exciting experiences for visitors that are free and open to the public. Through providing thought-provoking platforms like Expressions, the Miami Design District continues to play an integral part in Miami's ever-expanding cultural fabric.

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020 & Friday, October 16, 2020

WHERE: Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St.

TICKETS: Talks will accommodate 20 to 30 guests maximum. Masks and social distancing required. RSVP here.



By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Unsplash