Best Looks From Miami Swim Week
As the Swim Miami Collections 2016 officially took over Miami, Florida from July 16 to July 19, the latest swimwear styles made a splash on the runway. On the Miami catwalk at the annual fashion week, swimsuits for the season ahead ranged from bold patterns and high-waisted bikini bottoms to sleek white monokinis with cut-out detail.
Designer Mara Hoffman held her presentation at the Casa Casuarina mansion, which was famously owned by deceased designer Gianni Versace. The venue itself is home to an opulent pool lined with 24-karat gold. Meanwhile, Hoffman’s latest Swim 2016 collection featured eye-catching peacock prints, retro inspired cuts and flowing white silhouettes, for a collection which paid tribute to the 1970s and to the style of Marrakesh, the trendy Moroccan city.
Edgy label Indah Clothing turned to black sheer panel detail, high-cut suits and funky cut-outs. At Gottex, barely there designs, textured detail and plunging necklines made a splash, for a sexy shift away from classic bathing suit outlines. Meanwhile, designer Amber Wagner of the Napa Valley-based line Mia Marcelle focused on a mix of low-cut one pieces and classic bikinis accented with bold patterns, stripes, subtle ruffles and bright blue shades.
At Brazilian label Lybethras Swimwear, creative director Luciana Martinez turned to striking whites, side tie bikini bottoms and necklines which emphasized the décolletage for a truly Brazilian beach feel.
Designer Kirsten Sarkisian of Belusso, a swimwear label which focuses on laidback beach style, brought a contrasting look to the collections with sports bra inspired bikini tops, contrasting bikini bottoms and hints of soft pink and white.
While you may not be able to escape to Miami yourself, here’s a closer look at the key looks from the Swim 2016 collections.
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Major Looks: Vintage inspired 1970s aesthetic, flowing whites, abstract prints and high-waisted bottoms
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Major Looks: Sheer panels, high-waisted bottoms and basic black designs
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Major Looks: Seductive plunging necklines, daring cut-outs and metallic, textured touches
Photo: Mia Marcelle
Major Looks: Playful bikinis, dark blue hues and vampy necklines
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Major Looks: Side cut outs, crisp whites, and chic monokinis
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Major Looks: Sporty bikini tops, pale pink prints and playful, relaxed bikinis
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