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Angeles Almuna, fashion stylist and blogger: "In terms of shopping, full skirts, cropped "culotte" pants, high-waist trousers (black, but if you like risk leather will be exquisite), a fabulous white blouse, all kind of blazers and bright colorful coats. In terms of style, play with layers, oversized clothing and minimalism, and don't be afraid to mix all kind of prints and wear something shiny during the day! I have to say that the neighborhood between 27th street and 42nd street down Collins Avenue is going to be "the" place to be- hotels, bars, restaurants, the next big events and even shopping in the near future. Plus, it is my neighborhood!"
Ashley Liemer, founder of Dress Noble: "In the upcoming year I'm putting my money on the Canadian Tuxedo…That's right, fine denim from head to toe."
Erin Newberg, board ember at National YoungArts Foundation, stylist and blogger: "I see Ironside becoming under the radar chicness. They just opened the FAB Ironside Pizza. Catalina Rojas opened an AMAZING paper shop (most creative invites, business cards, party favors, etc…) called Puro Papel. It is also where Sam Robin has her studio. I was going to open a Vintage shop there but chickened out. I also know that local brand Hunting Season just opened a shop there, and down the street on Biscayne is where I am seeing little openings of great restaurants like Via Verdi, but also cute shops. This makes me happy!"
Julia Ford-Carther, assistant editor of Ocean Drive Magazine: "My hope is that fashion in Miami becomes more individualized. Less label mongering, more personalized style, you know? This comes with cultivating a culture of emerging designers, whether local, national or international. We've done it with art. We've done it with food and cocktails. We're working on it in music. I'm thinking fashion's next. As Miami continues to become a major metropolitan hub, I can only imagine designers, both established and aspiring, will take note (a nod to Naeem Khan for leading the way). Fingers crossed."
Iman Hasan, fashion and lifestyle director at The Workshop Collective: " I think Military chic and luxury sports wear is going to be seen over the runways this Fashion Week. With colours such as burgundy and navy at the forefront. We will also have a lot more to see this Swim Week in Miami! Bigger! Better! More Fashionable than before."
Sari Azout, co-founder of Bib + Tuck: "I'm pretty confident the sharing economy is here to stay and all closet hoarders will start to sell their clothes on Bib + Tuck."
Jonathan Eyal, founder of Supply & Advise: "I see us guys in Miami continuing to take more care in how we dress and what brands we invest in the long term. The amount of educated male shoppers will continue to increase and everyday I'm pleasantly surprised to see some impeccably dressed guys in Downtown Miami. These guys are shepherds and they'll move the flock in the right direction."
Yeliz Titiz, owner of The Bazaar Project: "I see a huge trend on big cocktail statement rings and also oriental hand pieces. They have been very big in 2014 but I am positive they will be even bigger in 2015."
· Year in Racked 2014 [Racked Miami]