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Funkshion: Press Release



Two renowned Miami female designers join to create a tribal runway experience with music provided by DJ Rob Dinero


Alessandra Gold, Miami’s ‘Sneaker Queen’ with her KRUZIN Footwear brand, joins forces a second time with celebrity Miami swimwear designer Lila Nikole, known for trendsetting designs and creative prints, to present the Lila Nikole 2017 “Tribez” swimwear collection at SWIM WEEK – FUNKSHION, Sponsored by Fruits and Wine by Moncigale, the show will take place at the Nautilus Hotel in Sobe, on July 15th (Friday) doors and reception opening at 9pm, show starts at 10pm.


The Tribez collection was highly influenced by the aesthetic of native warriors and global tribal cultures. Traditional African color palettes are favored, including black accents with whites, red orange tones, blues and purples. Of course, Lila Nikole delivers her loved custom prints, this year highlighted with tassels, cut outs and beadings.  Silhouettes presented will include: rash guards, monokinis, tangas, cut outs, and classics, as well as cover-ups and resort wear.


Alessandra Gold brings exclusive custom KRUZIN hats and sneakers, with extended leather laces tied up the leg to complete the tribal “urban” look specially created and styled for the runway.


Alessandra Gold

Brazilian-born, Miami-based designer Alessandra Gold, is the Creative Director of KRUZIN Footwear and its ambassador in the Americas and Dubai (GCC) and a known celebrity stylist. Trained in her art at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Alessandra exclusive KRUZIN sneakers have graced pages of VOGUE, Nylon, GQ, Milk Magazine, and various international celebrities including Miami’s own Steph Lecor (DJ Khaled recording artist), Trina , Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, to name a few.


Not a follower of trends, Alessandra Gold finds her sparks of inspiration from the streets and on her travels around the globe, where people’s unique styles and creativity manifest how fashion shapes our times and vice-versa.


Lila Nikole Rivera

The Lila Nikole Collection designed by Lila Nikole Rivera has quickly become one of the fastest rising brands in the swimwear industry. The collection has graced the pages of top-tier magazines including Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated, Shape, Cosmopolitan, and many more. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Padma Lakshi, and Jenny McCarthy are fans!


Lila Nikole Rivera has created a swim line that caters to woman of various shapes, style aesthetics, and lifestyles. She draws inspiration from her surrounding using sounds, cultures, and people and has created a brand “Inspired By Miami”.


DJ Rob Dinero

Rob Lazaga, also known as Dj Dinero was born in the city that never sleeps, New York City. He started djing at the ripe age of 10 years old, doing school dances and mobile gigs. Later on in life he started working at some of New York’s top venues. He now resides in Miami, and spins all over the world.


DJ Dinero is a master at mixing all types of music genres with no limit to the myriad of flavors and abundance of today and yesterday. From Classical to Hip-Hop, House into something Latin, blending and fusing together different grooves seamlessly. He enjoys surprising people with an off-the-wall track that they hadn’t the faintest clue could be injected at any given point.

His performance is his passion! Living and breathing music at all times, even when sleeping his dreams are forming the next sets and productions. The magic is there and he wouldn't have it any other way. It's what drives him and keeps him alive. He says ‘’I wake up with ideas about music and put them into practice all the time”.

Something you probably don’t know about him is that he also served as vocalist for international latin group, Fulanito, which has taken him all over central, south and latin america. He is currently working on his own album that will be released soon.


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