You may have been to fashion shows before, but you’ve never been to one like this. Planet Fashion’s Art Basel Art Loves Fashion Gala is a one-of-a-kind experiential event where fashion is not the only focus of the show. The show took place during Art Basel inside the esteemed Red Dot Miami, one of the leading gallery-only contemporary art shows of Miami Art Week. This show wasn’t just a runway and seats, it was everything a modern fashion exhibition should be with experiential fashion presentations that brought together two emerging designers and top creatives to highlight incredible talents and blur the boundaries between the worlds of fashion and art.

Among the fashion and fine art, the night also featured pop-up musical performances by Planet Fashion’s very own Celia Evans and DJ Lucca, along with live art exhibitions by renowned artists Fer Sucre, Edy Bogeart and Antonio R. To round out the evening’s programming, guests could also enjoy restaurant tastings from trendy places like Paco’s Way Miami, Freddo and Steak Brasil, beverages by La Croix Sparkling Water and exquisite cocktails sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

The Art Loves Fashion Gala hosted a contemplative, inspiring and groundbreaking environment to celebrate the connection between fashion, history, art and pop culture where the experiences, performances and inspiring interactions were really designed around our consumers. More than a just a fashion show about clothes, it was a show about people.

The Fashion Through History Exhibit, featuring the designs of Michelle Gencev’s Minxsi Collection depicted 12 women in 12 different eras of fashion (1700s, 1800s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s and two depictions of the future of the female silhouette). The models were staggered in sets of four around the event space throughout the evening where audiences had to walk around to catch a glimpse of each work. What was moving about the exhibit was the strong link between fashion and world history. The presentation depicted modern versions of each iconic female silhouette, and also glorified each moment in fashion not only for its beauty and authenticity, but also for its ability to represent and draw audiences to the realities of each time period. Take the corseted silhouette of the 1700s that took us back to the time when women’s bodies were bound, very much like there position in society. In this exhibit we viewed fashion as a dress form, fashion as a masterpiece and fashion as our history.

The second fashion presentation of the night featured the chic Italian Leather travel bags from The Global Creator by Amy Lynn Hayes in collaboration with Planet fashion TV. It was simple presentation in nature, yet it made a powerful statement. Though current global tensions are rising and it seems the world is getting more divided each passing day, it is important to remind ourselves that we are stronger together as a global community. Planet Fashion TV created a fun and light hearted line of t-shirts meant to inspired people to unite, inspire women to speak up, teach young girls to stand up for themselves, tell men that they can do better and tell the world, that WE can do better. Let’s remember that we make the world safer when we speak up.

Next time you are in town for Art Basel, come to the Art Loves Fashion Gala an incubator to share ideas, design and talent and a space to celebrate, life, art and fashion.