Photos Basilio Silva

Faith Connexion debuted its fall 2023 collection on Friday after showing spring 2024 at Paris Fashion Week in September. The show was part of the VIP presentation night of Mana Fashion Services' Fashion Pop-Up at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday. Faith Connexion co-founder and CEO Maria Buccellati, who grew up in Miami and lives between Miami and Paris, said it's the brand's first fashion show in her hometown.

"It's not about the normal fashion places anymore but about these new experiences," said Buccellati, referencing new arrivals like Riyadh Fashion Week. "Miami became the hub of the future after COVID[-19]. I could live anywhere, but I like the creativity, climate and centrality here."

The experiment also marks her foray into a see now, buy now format, as Faith Connexion moves into the phygital sphere to compete with social media and other digital advancements. Believing that her clientele doesn't have the patience for what they see on Instagram to be produced, and fluidity is the new power, she's considering similar events in Los Angeles [LA Fashion Week], Seoul, and Doha, Qatar.

Mana Fashion Services launched its highly anticipated Eco-Chic Pop-Up for its third edition, which was held at Mana Wynwood. This exclusive pop-up event was an unforgettable shopping experience, bringing together a curated selection of over 100 local and international ethical fashion brands. Perfectly timed for holiday shopping, attendees were able to enjoy a weekend full of activities including shopping, an engaging panel discussion, a captivating fashion show, a donation exchange, live entertainment and much more.

Faith Connexion co-founder and CEO Maria Buccellati together with Alan Faena an Argentine hotelier and real estate developer in Miami.