Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four daylong platform for innovative designers emerging on the scene showcasing their cutting edge designs in venues around Miami Beach. Funkshion is a thrice-yearly event (October, March and July) and is free to the public. Funkshion sets itself apart from other Fashion Weeks by offering a distinct blend of music and fashion in fun and creative environments. There’s almost always a live DJ to accompany the runway shows that run the gamut from high fashion lines like Chloe to the next big thing. Funkshion hosts over a dozen shows and parties annually. They release the schedule of shows open to the public and all you have to do is RSVP. It’s a refreshing departure from the usual clipboards and lists at the doors of fashion events and gives the average fashion-appreciator the chance to see new looks on the runway. The highlight of the Funkshion schedule is the Emerging Designer Series. It’s a high-profile runway show that provides up-and-coming designers with a way to show the public, buyers and industry insiders their work at no cost to them. The competition is open to fashion, swimwear and accessory designers 21 and older and Funkshion has discovered some seriously stylish talent in the past. Winners of the competition are given the opportunity to show their line at Swim Week in Miami and win a trip to New York Fashion Week. Tickets As with every season, since the inception of Funkshion, the general public is encouraged to attend. The best part is that it's free. However, you must RSVP at Funkshion's website (www.funkshion.com). Stay in Touch: Sign up for the Miami Insider enews to receive news, events and special offers. Share the Love: We'd love to see your photos! Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and don’t forget to use the hashtag: #FoundInMiami.