Art Walks the Runway©

Fashion Haus at Gallery 212 Miami

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 Art Walks the Runway was launched during Art Basel Miami 2010
by The Michael Perez Pop Art Gallery Group (today Gallery 212 Miami) and Electra Management (today Miami Publicist). 
Here is the video of the grand opening of Gallery 212 Miami
The first Second Saturday Art Walk launched by Art Walks the Runway in May, 2011.

The following photo credits are due:

Video produced by Jonathan Dvoretz and Steve Fox.  Photography by Jonathan Dvoretz and Fred Love. 
Stylist Sandra Madjdi and Eduardo Pirchiner.  Model Hazel.

Featured Upcoming Event December 14, 2013 at Gallery 212 Miami
Fashion 4 Hope 

Art Basel Miami 2012 and Winter Exhibition January 2013

Art Walks the Runway at Gallery 212 Miami & Miami Publicist are proud to introduce Miami's own

Milo Ligons aka "The Bling King"

My name is Milo Ligons aka “The Bling King”.  I set by hand Swarovski crystal pave designs on the Nike Air Force One sneaker for Philly (Miami); a boutique shop that sold custom sneakers to musicians, NBA and NFL athletes and a list of celebrities and sneaker collectors alike. The most expensive custom shoe in 2006 was $500 and it was hand-painted. When I collaborated with the Swarovski crystals it allowed the $1000 barrier to be broken and once rising to a whopping $2400 it's never been the same since!  I didn't publish any of those shoes because I was young and typically misled /under-paid so no one knew the true artist that I was. Once I sold a few pairs of shoes I went into belt buckles, hats, jeans, sunglasses etc. This was before Ed Hardy took over this particular realm of fashion design.  Of course I was ahead of my time, but I also thought I was ‘safe’. That feeling was short lived because crystals became a trend soon after my initiation into the fashion world. I soon realized that I had to reinvent myself so I branched out to the couture shops of Les Petite Puppies, Claudio Milano, Sex & Boutique, Belinda’s Couture, Follies, Mr. R, and many more. I even ‘got into’ interior decor before I settled my heart in the art world where I finally feel free, alive and valued.

I grew up right off of Biscayne Boulevard in an apartment with a single mother near the Miami Design District in the mid 1990's - I remember walking to school as a child and let me tell you it was no walk in the park. I always loved the Art Deco buildings I grew up seeing as a child and all of the colorful things that Miami’s waters and wild life have to offer. Staying inside was not an option for me so I found myself always in and around the ocean instead of the basketball court or the pusher man’s corner.  Fishing, snorkeling and fruit picking where more my cups of tea. Nature and soul searching have been the foundation of my growth.  Using these tools from a young age has allowed my vision to be broader than many of my peers.  Now Art is pouring out of my psyche and manifesting in these paintings that I create using 23K gold leafing, Swarovski crystals, acrylic paint and pen.  The focal point is to capture, restore and revive the art deco movement of the roaring 1920's; a time when beauty, riches and opulence along with a new age in technology saw its peek before a war changed America.




My goal is to shed light on people, places and things that have been forgotten but deserve a transfusion or a face lift for the contributions that they made with little to no recognition returned. With a relentless work ethic and a burning desire to make history as one of the greatest artists of our time, I can't see myself anywhere else than with the honor of exhibiting my art and collaborating with Gallery 212 Miami - right where it all began for me - in the bubbling melting pot of Miami's historical art and design districts.

Love, Milo E Ligons

May 3, 2012 Posted:  

Well, at least Colton Dixon was eliminated from American Idol in style - photographed here wearing a 2012 spring summer collection Reception Lab Couture Tee by Raull, (Italy) whose original artwork and couture designs on tees are represented and sold by Miami Publicist and Gallery 212 Miami's division of art-fashion fusion - Art Walks the Runway

Located At: 2407 NW 2nd Avenue Wynwood Art District Miami FL 33127
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 7pm, Second Saturday Art Walks 11am - Midnight & Anytime by Appointment
Call Office 786-431-1957 [no voicemail please]  or  Cell 516-532-3040

Raul Rece Reception Lab Artist and Creator with Pop Artist Michael Perez in Reception Lab Couture Menswear aboard Seafair Megayacht Miami International Art Fair 2012. Photo by Miami Publicist

Art Walk is Coming.
Meet the Designers. Know the Brand.

Frais Culture

CEO Designer Claudio Daniel of Frais Culture Apparel
in the Frais World Art Fashion Installation at Gallery 212 Miami

Join Us Second Saturdays, Monthly
 Wynwood Art Walks

Find Exclusive Frais Culture Apparel Available Only at Gallery 212 Miami!

Saturday, February 11th , 2012 7-11pm at Gallery 212 Miami

RECEPTION LAB Couture Line by Artist Raull (Italy)

Proudly Represented by Miami Publicist & Gallery 212 Miami
Couture Tees 2011 Available at Gallery 212 Miami

2012 Lines of Reception and Frais Culture will be Available  
 "Fashion Meets Music"
Special Event Program Coming Soon
Winter Music Conference, Miami Beach, March 16-19, 2012

Miami International Fashion Week & Funkshion Miami 2012

Celebrity Photo:
Lala Anthony / Jonathan Cheban in Reception Couture

More Big Announcements Coming Soon!

Proudly Introducing Frais Culture Apparel

Menswear Couture Found Exclusively at Gallery 212 Miami
Wynwood Art District - FL

Designer / Brand Represented by Miami Publicist & Gallery 212 Miami

Find out what Master Chef Eric Chopin
[Executive Chef of Levy Restaurants for the Miami Heat]
has to say about Frais Culture
& why he is a "Frais Guy"

Frais Culture Ambassador DJ MDOT (Jaime Foxx's DJ) sporting a Frais Culture Varsity Jacket
During a recent live performance on David Letterman
with Jaime Foxx

Philly Frais Culture makes an appearance in this video on Jeano
alongside Grammy Winning Artist Manu

For the Official Frais Culture Apparel Website and Blog Visit


Find Exclusive Frais Culture Apparel, Menswear Couture Tees
At Gallery 212 Miami

New For Art Walk March 10, 2012
Multi-Colored Frais Culture Pocket Squares

Pop Artist Michael Perez (Gallery 212 Miami) and Frais Culture CEO Designer Claudio Daniel in the Frais World Art Fashion Installation February 11, 2012 Second Saturday Art Walks in Wynwood at the Gallery

See you at the gallery!
Mark Your Calendars: Next Second Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 6pm-midnight

The Art Walks the Runway© team would like to thank the following for their support since the beginning (2010):

Dr. David Roth
1211 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1211

Celebrity Stylists Deux Love, LLC.
Juan Pablo Viscaino Cortijo & Sandra Madjdi

Pablo Hernandez
(305) 461-0020
3405 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Diana Ugarte
El Closet de Diana Inc.
Bal Harbour, FL / Midtown Miami
Cell: 786.285.3253