Graphics of the Americas, Epson Team Up for Digital Couture Miami Fashion Show
ORLANDO, Fla.—January 22, 2016—Graphics of the Americas (GOA) has announced it will host the exclusive Epson Digital Couture Fashion Show in Miami. The Miami show will follow Epson Digital Couture's second New York City Fashion Week appearance, the culmination of a year-long digital fashion "tour" that brought Epson, its SureColor F-series, and top designers from North and Latin America together—including at least one local Miami-based designer—to present their unique pieces throughout the U.S. and Latin America.
Epson Digital Couture can be sketched and created within a matter of hours, utilizing fundamental digital printing technology and a variety of fabrics. GOA show attendees and visitors are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event taking place on the GOA stage on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., at the Miami Beach Convention Center. GOA 2016 runs Feb. 18-20 at the same venue.
Complimentary event registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis, accessible via: www.GOAexpo.com. When registering, click on Bonus Session: Digital Couture Miami Fashion Show, Sponsored By Epson.
Digital Couture Miami Fashion Show, Sponsored by Epson
The Epson SureColor F-series dye sublimation printers will showcase the viability of dye sublimation garment printing at the runway-style show.
James Martin, GOA president, stated, "We are very excited to partner with Epson to bring this event straight from Fashion Week in NYC to GOA 2016, in Miami. While wearable technology is hot, it is—at least for now—more about utility and function. Epson puts a spin on that by using digital technology to create unique, one-of-a-kind designs in a fraction of the time conventional garment manufacturing takes. Between top designers and a sophisticated Miami Beach audience, this event is not to be missed.
"The beauty of digital dye sublimation printing is the accessibility it provides in the design process. Designers can create and produce samples rapidly, allowing for rapid and immediate feedback that can be utilized to make low cost that provide immediate feedback on the garments once they have been printed. This is a game-changer in the exploding garment print segment."
Alejandro Ordoñez, MarComm manger, Epson Latin America, remarked, "Miami has always had a Latin American flavor, and GOA represents many Latin American business partners, so having a Digital Couture Fashion Show in the city during the event where Epson demonstrates its capabilities on high quality textile production via amazing artwork created by many Americas artists makes for an organic decision."
Digital Couture Fashion Show Information and Registration
Doors will open for the event at 4:30 p.m., and the first "looks" will hit the runway at 5 p.m. As space will be limited for this event, please RSVP at: www.GOAexpo.com, and, on the Registration form, click on Bonus Session: Digital Couture Miami Fashion Show, sponsored by Epson.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6250 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 114, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32822.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Entering its 41st year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, will take place on Feb. 18-20, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest, annual, combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a unique event attracting printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and all corners of the world.
Source: Graphics of the Americas.