Istituto Marangoni kicks off a new conversation series to explore style and its nuances.
THE OCCASION The first installment of In Conversation With, a new series by Istituto Marangoni, was a standing-room-only success thanks no doubt to the appearance of Steven Kolb, the head of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. THE CROWD IM President Hakan Baykam introduced advisory board member Eva Hughes, who served as the talk’s moderator. The discussion covered topics that ranged from the challenges facing designers and brands today to the future of fashion in Miami. Listening attentively were folks like Christian Roth, María Elena Salinas and Rodner Figueroa. THE HIGHLIGHTS After the chat concluded, a select group of guests, including designers Silvia Tcherassi and philanthropist Adrienne bon Haes, joined Kolb, Hughes and Baykam for dinner at Casa Tua, where the fashion dialogue continued late into the night. -Michael Muzquiz
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