Italian philanthropist Sabrina Fasana presents her designer collection of rocker chic swimsuits at the South Beach Marriott Hotel Ocean Drive on October 26, 2013 at 4pm. The collection consists of key pieces with avant-garde flavor curated by Herbert Tucker from the House of Piramid for Worn By Models, an online boutique.
Ms. Fasana developed her couture tastes in Milan but perfected her beach style in Miami Beach where she has lived for the past fourteen years. She describes her style as “modern, sexy and sometimes a little exuberant.”
We sat down for a short interview with Sabrina Fasana in her Miami Beach home decorated with touches of Eastern culture from her love of philosophy. She wore her hair up like Bridgette Bardot and talked about her three rescue dogs, Camilla, Stella and Parker. The dogs roamed around freely in her home and then peacefully snuggled on her luxurious sofa. Ms. Fasana described her early beginnings in fashion.
“I owned a boutique on Collins Avenue before the Kardashians.” She described the boutique as a reflection of herself with wild animal prints and well-fitted pieces. With the changes in the economy, the boutique closed and Ms. Fasana then dedicated herself more to helping abandoned pets at the Born Free Shelter, a rescue organization in the Redlands in Florida. After a brief talk with Herbert Tucker from the House of Piramid, she reminisced about her love of fashion and how they both decided to bring her Italian swimsuit collection to Worn By Models with a live fashion show. Herbert Tucker, a well known broadcasting personality and fashion show producer, personally curated the pieces to be presented for this autumn show to be held at the South Beach Marriott Hotel on 161 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida.
As to her personal style, Ms. Fasana describes that “there are many faces in fashion, but that for me the most important factor is femininity and sexuality. A woman always has to look feminine and sexy. Sexy is my keyword here.”
Ms. Fasana described her inspiration as being classic but with a modern twist. She dislikes pieces that she terms as “old-looking” referring to cuts that are passé such as baggy beach pants or oversized tops. “I like the bigs of Italian fashion from Versace to Dolce & Gabbana.”
Herbert Tucker who understands her style and taste selected the main key pieces to be exhibited in the collection including fitted corsets, pastel bikinis with European cuts and Parisian long flowy skirts. Both of them discussed their collaboration including model selection.
“Not every event calls for top agency models,” stated Herbert Tucker. “I select them mostly by their ability after observing them walk down the international runways.” He described that for this show he will concentrate on “a mix of new and old models.” As to castings, he feels that for a show like this one that it really doesn’t work. “I’d rather see them before on the runway, backstage and see how they interact with people.” Basically, he tends to concentrate too on how the models portray themselves off the runway.
This new upcoming fashion show with Sabrina Fasana and Worn By Models is one of Herbert Tucker’s greatest endeavors after a trip to Haiti Fashion Week where he scouted many upcoming fashion designers. He found that new upcoming fashion designers need to concentrate on being creative and to follow their natural instincts according to their own talent. “Not all designers are the same and you can’t expect to make a couture gown if you’re mainly a daywear designer. Haiti has shown me that being creative with available resources is the key.”
With the creativity of this powerful group, fashion begins to rise on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.