Power Players: Miami’s Top Influencers In The Fashion Industry

By Haute Living

Miami is a city unlike no other, filled with some of the most fashionable power players in the country. Haute Living catches up with some of the greatest influencers in the Magic City to get their intel on trends of the moment, their fashion inspirations, favorite designers and the next big styles we can expect to see.

FABRICE TARDIEU

Fashion designer, Fabrice Tardieu

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Describe your personal style in five words.

Luxurious, laid-back, casual chic.

What are some of your favorite trends right now?

Sneakers on every occasion.

What fashion trends/styles do you feel only Miamians can pull off?

Fashion is a form of self-expression, in my opinion. I think anyone can pull off anything as long as they feel good with themselves doing it. However, I can think of one fashion trend Miamians love that I feel is outdated, and that’s big-collared shirts or wide-legged jeans.

Who are some of your biggest fashion inspirations?

Believe it or not, but my 9-year-old son Driss’ choice of color combinations and athletic gear inspires me tremendously.

What’s something from your own line that you wear the most? 

My python runner sneakers.

Go-to summer accessory? 

My classic Orlebar Brown bathing suits.

What can we expect to see as some of the next big trends?

Men wearing slip-on mules on every occasion.

CALYANN BARNETT

Stylist

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Describe your personal style in three words. 

Fun, unconventional, expressive.

What are some trends that you are personally loving right now? 

High-waist trousers, Monochromatic looks, bold colors and patterns, murses and many packs, track suits and the continuation of denim.

What fashion trends do you feel only Miamians can pull off? 

The world is so small, so fashion trends are no longer based on geographic location. However, thanks to our lack of seasons, I would say slippers in winter.

Who are some of your biggest fashion inspirations?

Pharrell, Marni [stylist], Prince, Anna Dello Russo and Michele Lamy.

Favorite designers? 

Dsquared2, Neil Barrett, Vivienne Westwood, Sacai, Julien David, Dior, Fabrice Tardieu and Alexander McQueen.

Go-to summer accessory? 

Verso Galaxy sunglasses, excessive rings and enormous hats.

What can we expect to be some of the next big styles/trends? 

Man bags, gender-neutral clothing, art on clothing, embroidery, thigh-high boots, red—which means I will always be on trend—and onesies.