Beth Sobol Named A "Mover and Shaker "


Miami Fashion Week's Beth Sobol Named A "Mover and Shaker "



Sobol Listed Among Several Prominent CEOs and Executives


MIAMI – December 15, 2010 – Beth Sobol, President of Miami Fashion Week, has been named a 2011 Mover and Shaker by South Florida Business Leader Magazine. Sobol and the other designees will be honored at a ceremony January 13, 2011 and will be featured in the January issue of Business Leader magazine.

The Movers & Shakers Awards recognize up-and-coming business leaders in South Florida. Nominees must be either rising leaders within companies with more than 100 employees or executives leading rising companies with fewer than 100 employees. This year’s Movers & Shakers were chosen from a record number of nominations the editors said.


Sobol has earned several distinguished honors in 2010. She received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Entrepreneur of the Year Award;” a World Trade Center Miami International Women's Day Award; and a Miami Today Gold Medal Award. She was also named an influential leader in international business by Florida Trend magazine.


As an international fashion model for many of the world's top fashion houses in the U.S., Europe, South America and Far East, and a fashion show producer for over 25 years, Sobol's experience and dedication to producing highly professional fashion shows and special events is unsurpassed.


During the past several years, Sobol has become most notable for her concept, development and implementation of the newly rebranded Miami Fashion Week™.  Miami Fashion Week™, which initially presented the latest collections of designers from Latin America, has grown to include designers from North and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Asia and the Caribbean, and has garnered international attention within both the fashion and corporate worlds, securing sponsorships from major multi-national companies and media partners from around the world.


Now in it's 13th year, fashion week has grown significantly and contributes more than $10 million to the South Florida economy annually. In 2010 fashion week attracted 58 designers from 22 countries.  Presented by Moroccanoil, the 2011 Miami Fashion Week will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center March 3-6.


Sobol has worked with many of the industry's most influential designers and producers and has developed both professional and personal relationships worldwide.  Her clients include local, international and major U.S. fashion designers, international special event production companies, charity and fund raising groups, foundations, national fashion associations, international fashion councils, international designer salons, fashion magazines, public relations companies, trade show management companies, shopping malls, national department stores, art galleries and private educational institutions.


Every year Sobol travels the globe as a guest speaker and judge at many of the world's emerging fashion weeks bringing her knowledge of the international industry directly to the designers and event organizers.


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About Miami Fashion Week

Beth Sobol, President of Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc., founded Miami Fashion Week® in 1999 following a successful career as an international fashion model. She has worked with some of the fashion world’s most influential designers and producers and launched Miami Fashion Week to provide a platform for designers from Latin America to gain international exposure.  During the past 12 years, MBIFW has evolved into one of the world’s premier fashion events spotlighting designers from Europe, USA and Canada, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia as well as the largest showcase of Latin American design talent in the United States. For more information visit:

About The Council of International Fashion Designers Foundation

The Council of International Fashion Designers Foundation, Inc. is a § 501(c)(3) independent, not-for-profit organization formed as the entity to generate funds and accept corporate and private contributions for charitable and philanthropic initiatives. Operating year-round, the foundation hosts a variety of fundraisers to raise scholarship funds that benefit the emerging designers and students studying fashion design, fashion photography, film and graphic arts involved with the Miami  Fashion Week™ competitions.  Among other exciting prizes including mentoring and study abroad programs, the competition winners will receive a cash prize from the CIFDF Scholarship Fund as part of their award.



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