Cubavera Fall 2011. (Photo: Business Wire)

Cubavera, Miami’s own Latin-inspired fashion brand, will kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month along with Ocean Drive magazine and Miami International University of Art and Design with a fashion show and contest that will offer students the chance of a lifetime.

In association with Ocean Drive magazine’s Fall 2011 Fashion Event Series, Cubavera will host a RSVP-only runway show on September 22, 2011 from 8:30 to 11:30 PM at a trendy venue located in the heart of the MiMo District. The live fashion presentation will feature the latest Cubavera looks completed with accessories provided by Macy’s. The televised event will also be streamed live on and and will feature live music by AXIS, Dewar’s signature cocktails, complimentary coffee and special attendee gifts.

As part of the Hispanic Heritage celebration, a select number of Miami International University of Art and Design students will vie for the chance to showcase their submission at the show and possibly take home the grand prize of $1000 and an exclusive paid internship at Perry Ellis International’s headquarters. Each contestant will design a piece inspired by the traditional Guayabera. Entries will be exhibited at the University Gallery before a panel of industry judges. The grand prize winner will be announced during the fashion show on 9/22 by celebrity guest Maria Celeste Arraras, host of Al Rojo Vivo on Telemundo. Complete contest details and Official Rules are available at

Event sponsors include: Ocean Drive magazine, Dewar’s, Bacardi, Macy’s, The Collection, Anton Acero Beauty Studio, Moroccanoil and Smartwater. For more information, visit:

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