Miami, FL, [March 28, 2024] — Breakthrough Miami, an award-winning youth development program and leading South Florida non-profit dedicated to empowering students to thrive and grow as learners and leaders, announces an exciting collaboration with Missoni, the internationally renowned Italian fashion house, as the exclusive Fashion Partner for Wine, Women & Shoes 2024. 

High Fashion – High Impact:  Wine Women & Shoes Benefitting Breakthrough Miami will feature the vibrant and iconic designs of Missoni, one of the world’s most celebrated fashion brands. The runway showcase promises to be a visual feast of luxury, innovation, and style. The Missoni 2024 collection celebrates the brand’s signature style, blending urban sleekness with liberated sensuality. It offers a wardrobe that is both playful and practical, with a focus on knitwear and comfortable yet stylish silhouettes. Guests will have the opportunity to shop Missoni’s coveted collection with a portion of proceeds supporting Breakthrough Miami’s impactful programs.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Event time: 11am – 3pm  

Location: Rubell Museum I 1100 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL
The galleries, gardens, and event space at the Rubell Museum, Miami’s premier contemporary art space, offer an ideal home for the event, embodying an environment that embraces artistic creativity, contemporary perspectives, and unconventional ideas. 

Event: A visually enchanting DREAMSCAPE of possibility and potential comes to life through a captivating fashion and design experience. Wine Women & Shoes 2024 invites and celebrates the spirit and energy of influential women to ensure young people with limitless potential have the OPPORTUNITY TO DREAM. 

Wine Women & Shoes offers guests a luxury shopping experience and premium wine tasting followed by a seated luncheon and program, culminating with the showcased and highly anticipated fashion show by Missoni. Proceeds from the event benefit Breakthrough Miami’s award-winning academic and social enrichment program empowering young people striving for educational opportunities to catch their dreams. 

Partners: Generously hosted by the Rubell Museum, Wine Women & Shoes 2024 welcomes Christian Louboutin as exclusive Sole Mate, showcasing a selection of the iconic red soles throughout a luxury shopping experience. The event will additionally feature trendsetting designs by Ximena Kavalekas and luxury skincare products from Natura Bissē. The wine tasting will feature an illustrious array of wines, including selections from premiere Wine Partner Justin Vineyards & Winery and hydration stations by FIJI Water.

Last year, Wine Women & Shoes, benefitting Breakthrough Miami, established a position in South Florida as an annual marquee fashion and philanthropy event. This year’s event is building up to grab more headlines and is expected to be a sold-out affair engaging 400 of Miami’s influential fashionistas and philanthropists.

About Breakthrough: Grounded by a vision for educational equity and a unique position as a bridge-builder across diverse communities, Breakthrough has served as South Florida’s Opportunity Generator for 33 years. Breakthrough Miami offers an 8-year tuition-free academic and social enrichment program designed to support traditionally marginalized youth to access and thrive in academically rigorous environments, enter and complete college, and develop as leaders and changemakers. The signature students-teaching-students model positions youth at the center of instruction and learning and offers unmatched leadership development. Breakthrough Miami impacts more than 2,000 youth annually, with Scholars hailing from more than 150 zip codes and 320 schools.

Breakthrough Miami was honored as the 2023 Program of the Year by The Children’s Trust, recognizing excellence in youth development, and the 2023 Program of the Year by Volunteer Florida in honor of outstanding service as an AmeriCorps program. Learn more at https://breakthroughmiami.org/


WINE WOMEN & SHOES EVENT CHAIRS: Simena Kavalekas | Michelle Rubell | Tatiana Teo

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Vanessa Abramowitz | Natalie Berg | Katie Cabanas | Chanda Carol | Lia Costa | Ada Da Silva |Melinda Gonzalez | Julyett Gullen | Barbara Havenick | Vicky Kamlani | Ximena Kavalekas | Magda Lopez | Catalina Maya | Renae Page | Laura Smith | Alison Strong | Rhonda Virgin | Jennifer Wilde | Abby Zanarini | Beatrice Zapata

HONORARY CHAIRS: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard | Tatsiana Ansin | Christina Getty | Tina Beltran Miller | Nicole Sayfie Porcelli | Remi Roberts | Lisa Sayfie

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