Splish splash. This July, Miami Swim Week is set to showcase the latest in swim and resort wear, which means fashion, style, and fun in the sun.
THE BRAND & DESIGNER ACACIA is a collection of swim and ready to wear founded and designed by Naomi Acacia Neuwirth Inspired by her love of travel and the beaches she grew up on the brand officially launched in 2010 . Acacia’s aesthetic and signature style is a fuse between the perfect low-cut Italian bikini and the classic Brazilian fit. Known for its intricately detailed designs, custom prints, buttery fabric, and seamless comfort, Acacia mixes effortless femininity with sophistication.
While growing up on Maui, Naomi found it very difficult to find that perfect bikini and so began sewing her own swimsuits at a young age. Her early twenties brought Naomi to Bali where she was introduced to a world of design opportunities. In 2008, she graduated with a fashion degree in Merchandise Marketing. Since the brand’s conception, Naomi has stayed true to her vision and her passion, taking swimwear to a new level.
This new collection will encompass everything from fun, bold, colorful florals, to sophisticated, timeless stripes and animal prints, all while celebrating the female form. This casual mix is woven into every style, which makes ACACIA stand out in a league of its own.
To ensure all ages have the opportunity to wear ACACIA designs, Naomi expanded the brand by producing a children’s line named Acacia Honey.
ACACIA has also established itself as a major celebrity-loved brand, with fans including Beyoncé & Blue Ivy, Kim Kardashian West and North West, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Ratajkowski, and Joan Smalls.
The brains – and body – behind Beach Bunny Swimwear, Angela’s passion for couture kicked in at an early age. Ever since she was a little girl, she has always loved fashion and swimwear. Being able to combine the two is a dream come true for her.
With all the elements of a classic fairytale, it’s playful, adventurous and undeniably luxurious. But most of all, it’s fun and since its debut in 2004, Beach Bunny has become an international sensation.
The Beach Bunny customer knows that with a Beach Bunny swimsuit and a smile, she can go anywhere and feel like a goddess. You’ll see her preening at pool parties in South Beach, sunning on the sands of Malibu and striking a pose on the super yachts of St. Barts. Yet she’s equally at ease at her girlfriend’s backyard bash. Whether in their early 20s or late 40s, college graduates or corporate VIPs, Beach Bunny is designed for couture-conscious women who are ahead of the curve. The brand’s flirty-fun attitude-daring, confident, independent and ripe with feminine allure-is a celebration of each woman’s own unique spirit.
Growing up in South Florida and regularly travelling to Central America, Alexandra Grief was inspired by the vibrant beach culture she experienced and eventually founded Montce in 2009. Alexandra set out to create a fit-focused swim line that would inspire confidence and compliments.
Initially debuting out of the designer’s apartment in Ft. Lauderdale, today Montce Swim has more than 40 stockists around the world, its own Ft. Lauderdale flagship store, a Hermosa Beach store, and montce.com. Montce Swim has quickly become a new favorite swim brand. Season to season, through attention to detail and shifts in the swim world, Montce continues to improve their existing styles and create completely original designs. All bikinis are handmade in the USA using the highest-quality materials hand-picked from sources all over the world. Worn by celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, and Emily Ratajkowski, Montce is known for their blink-and-you’ll-miss-it details, sexy cuts, and ability to accentuate all body types.
Luli Fama’s co-founders and designers, Luli Hanimian and Augusto Hanimian, were inspired by all things Cuba for the collection; the people, the culture, the architecture, and the beaches – all with a signature Luli Fama twist. On the runway, the looks were styled with an assortment of Chinese Laundry footwear.
On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, the 2018 swimwear collection, called “Viva Cuba,” came to Miami Swim Week, marking the brand’s 10th consecutive runway show. The collection showcased 73 looks that were bold, bright, feminine, and fun.
Key trends included cut outs, high leg cuts, lacing, bright prints, island neutrals, and flirty details, as well as a number of ultra-sexy pieces.
Derived from the sun-soaked “Lemonade Stand Days”, designers, owners, and BFF’s Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall are the creative minds behind For Love & Lemons. The first ready-to-wear collection was designed in their hometown of Jackson, WY and has since evolved into a true lifestyle brand with the additions of their lingerie and knitwear collections.
With a unique eye for design, For Love & Lemons has created styles that are recognized instantly. They are consistently raising the bar with custom made lace and engineered placement embroidery – For Love & Lemons designs stand out in the crowd.
Now based in Los Angeles, everything is designed right here in the Arts District with the customers in mind
In 2012, Malibu raised founder Francesca Aiello began her mission to create the perfect bikini after her mother encouraged her to have suits custom made. Soon she was creating bikinis for friends and gained even more momentum when she showcased her designs on Instagram. After creating two collections Francesca made her Miami Swim Week debut in 2014, making her the youngest designer ever to do so. Francesca's designs have been worn by supermodels and celebrities including Candice Swanepoel, Ireland Baldwin, and Kylie Jenner.
Frankies Bikinis is a global online destination for fashion forward boho-chic beachwear inspired by Malibu and made in Los Angeles. Known for dreamlike fabrics, designer crochet detailing, and cheeky bottoms our suits look great on everybody. Frankies Bikinis has grown to include a full range of boho-chic beachwear including tops, dresses, bottoms, and shorts made in luxuriously soft flowy fabrics.
Frankies Bikinis can be found in better retail boutiques nationwide including Revolve, Diane's Beachwear, and Planet Blue. The largest selection of Frankies Bikinis can be found at frankiesbikinis.com.
Friends don’t let friends wear average bikinis.
Living life through heart shaped sunnies and pockets full of sugary dreams is Lolli Swim. A collection of swimmies packed full of flirty details in bright fun colors designed by California born, Vy Nguyen. From sprinkle covered cupcakes to the original cheeky bOw bottom, these swimmies satisfy everyone’s appetite for sweetness!!!
Courtney Allegra Swim® is your ideal shop for fun & sexy bikinis made with exceptional quality in Los Angeles California.
Aguaclara was first conceived back in 1989 in Lima Peru, by the siblings Liliana and Jorge Villalobos. These singular two launched their company with great enthusiasm and a vision: to design custom-made swimwear. They started with a small manufacturing workshop, making personalized garments. In a short time, Aguaclara became very popular in their market and has grown to the leading brand it is today.
The Aguaclara Collections, created by Liliana, are exhibited at important trade shows and runways worldwide. Her unique, one of a kind pieces, are designed with highly elaborate embroidery, exclusively developed prints and hand-made natural accessories specially crafted for the garments. These elements result in the brand’s outstanding feel, developing a unique style and an exotically sophisticated sensation. Aguaclara is Exotic and Sophisticated.
What began 20 years ago as tiny shop of organic cotton clothing, founded by owner and designer, Ling-Su Chinn, Planet Blue has grown into an international specialty designer and retailer that is redefining the world of boho-chic. With eleven stores and its website shopplanetblue.com shipping to over 100 countries around the world, Planet Blue is loved as the original purveyor of the beachy bohemian aesthetic inspired by its sunny Southern California roots. Planet Blue’s laid back welcoming atmosphere is an enclave for celebrities, in-the-know locals, and anyone seeking cutting-edge women’s fashion.
Blue Life was created by Planet Blue founder and designer Ling-Su Chinn as a line of basics that would appeal to the California Girl’s lifestyle. Blue Life is beachy bohemian chic that is comfortable while still sexy. Blue Life can take the PB girl from the beach to the street and everywhere in between.
LYBETHRAS Swimwear was founded in 2007 by Luciana Martinez. Luciana whom most of us call, Lu, is the designer, founder, and CEO of the Lybethras swimwear based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Lu’s passion for designing clothing started at an early age of six years old when she began sewing clothing for her dolls. As you grew, she continued this passion by making clothing for her friends and family.
By the time Lu was 19, she knew that designing clothing was her calling, so she decided to hire her seamstress and open up shop! Having lived in Brasil, Lu was exposed to the swimwear industry, but she felt that many of the bikinis were too simple for her liking. Her next goal then became to make bikinis that emphasized a point of unique difference. Luciana had the sincere desired then, and still does today, to craft beautiful, unique, and high-quality Brazilian swimwear that will set her customers apart from the mass marketed and over produced bikinis within the industry. Thus, Lybethras was founded.
Lybethras means ‘source of muses’ in Latin. Our muses are looking for comfort, functionality, innovation, and style. Lybethras bikinis and one piece swimsuits are made from high quality and sustainable materials to increase the longevity of your swimwear. However, the fabric is incredibly soft to the touch, allowing for a flawless, luxurious and refined fit of each piece.
They often feature distinctive detailing in the top straps or center bust that makes them stand out among other fashion swimsuits. Exclusive accessories designed by Luciana make the difference in each piece. Whether it be elaborate embroidery, glamorous gems, or simple gold rings, the handmade feel of each detail adds the perfect finishing touch to each swimsuit.
Her focus is to create swimwear for all body types to allow everyone to feel beautiful and confident. All of her bikini tops and bottoms are also sold separately to let you create your ideal combination. The Lybethras collection offers plunging necklines, nature-inspired prints, perfect construction, and bold colors. Miracle one piece and tops and one piece that don’t tie on the neck with an exclusive accessory that makes a difference and supports your all bust sizes. Full range of cover-ups for all the women and girls in your family, with beautiful dresses, rompers, cover-ups that compliment the bikinis collections.
Since its inception, Lybethras has made a splash in the swimsuit industry, we have even appeared within the infamous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for eight consecutive years showcasing our innovative, beach couture.
Today, Lybethras produces bikinis for women in 26 countries and has been worn by many celebrities like Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez, Jodie Foster and many others. All of our swimwear is proudly hand made in Brasil with all Brazilian made materials.
California-based KAOHS made their second runway appearance at Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 21st, showcasing their 2018 collection at the W hotel as part of SWIMMIAMI.
A favorite among influencers like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid, Rocky Barnes, Alexis Ren, Pia Mia, Natasha Oakley, and more, KAOHS rocked the runway.
The 2018 runway show featured high-waisted, hip-bone-grazing, deep-V bottoms matched with minimalist bandeau tops and body hugging triangle tie-sides with ruffle embellishments.
The off-the-shoulder one-pieces in pretty pastels added a flirty twist to the line’s fitted style, that came across more innocent than vixen.
Keva Johnson, designer of Keva J Swimwear, revealed her Concrete Jungle 2018 S/S Collection during this year’s Swim Week in Miami. The invitation-only runway show.
The Concrete Jungle 2018 collection was inspired by New York and the strong women who survive and thrive in the Big Apple’s ruthless and fast-paced environment. The color scheme for this collection featured mustard yellow, army green, hot pink, neon yellow and a unique black & white abstract fabric which added a flare of modern design to the collection’s overall aesthetics.
In honor of the brand’s 10 Year Anniversary, Keva Johnson partnered with American actress, TV host and fashion model Eva Marcille for this year’s runway show. Marcille modeled down the catwalk to rock her own collection of First Ave Eyewear, an eyewear company founded by Marcille.
Keva J Swimwear also partnered with Brian C. Hawkins, celebrity hair stylist, as well as Divine Image Cosmetics for this year’s runway show. Celebrities like Tyson Beckford as well as WAGS Miami stars Ashley Wheeler, Darnell Nicole, and Hencha Voigt attended the show and sat front row to view the new collection.
Mermaids By LILIANA MONTOYA swim is an exclusive bathing suit brand designed by Colombian Liliana Montoya.
LILIANA MONTOYA swim has captured the essence of an enchanting mermaid line, bringing summer to romance our senses. The designer understands no woman is alike, but all women want to feel sexy and comfy. This special collection draws inspiration from the ocean, color, coral, fish, seaweed, landscapes and scale patterns; breathing life into helping every woman feel beautiful and transforming them into a mermaid.
Rethink boundaries of your imagination as to what you believe a one piece and bikini should look like, because Mermaids by LILIANA MONTOYA swim has done so. You’ll find yourself dancing at the water’s edge in this fun, beautiful, and individually handcrafted multicolored and textured line. The collection is focused on realizing the feminine beauty with luxurious detail in its shapes, textures, prints, colors, sequined borders, stones and bright embroidered.
.Montoya’s collections celebrate the colors of sprawling ocean hues, corals, tropical fish, seaweed, and coastal landscapes. Her signature gold heart ornament adorns many of her pieces, adding her personal warmth, with the heart being the universal symbol of love and romance.
California-based swimwear brand, Baes and Bikinis, showcased their 2018 collection at the W South Beach Wet Deck during Miami Swim Week on Sunday, July 23rd.
Inspired by the Greek Islands, the Bahamas, Hawaii, and Malibu, Baes and Bikinis debuted a sexy swimwear line with plenty of knits, crochet, and delicate details. The collection combined imported soft fabrics and seamless comfort to encompass the lifestyle of the perfect low cut island bikini mixed with a flirty Malibu fit.
Silvia Ulson presented a very fun, and lighthearted Cruise 2018 collection at the W Hotel in South Beach on Friday, July 21, 2017.
The colors of Brazil and “Denim Couture” inspired this collection into a vision that reflects comfort, and casual unpretentiousness, infused with a generous dose of Brazilian glamour.
This is the mood of the SU brand. Icons of fashion, music, and street-style are major fashion influences for Silvia Ulson’s brand.
Several key pieces in the collection go from day to night, beach-to-bar, and can be seen as accessories in and of themselves as they are embellished with unique embroidery and appliqués.
New looks for all kinds of women were showcased by 15 #siswimsearch models, former cover model Hailey Clauson and SI swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes.
For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated Swimsuithosted a series of runway shows and events at SWIMMIAMI during Miami Swim Week — the swimwear industry’s premiere annual showcase. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s takeover of the industry’s top gathering culminated on Saturday night, July 22, at a hotly anticipated runway show to debut the all-new line of Sports Illustrated Swim and Active apparel during SWIMMIAMI’s prime-time slot at 8:00 p.m. at The W South Beach. The show was one of the hottest tickets in town, as VIP guests packed the seating and standing room spaces to full capacity to watch the brand’s diverse group of models unveil the new collection on the “Wet Deck” — a runway appropriately placed over the venue’s outdoor pool.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes opened the show and was followed by a vibrant, energy-filled runway display put on by the group of 15 final contestants from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s first open casting call competition. Spectators applauded the new collection and the diversity of body types and personalities represented by the group of up-and-coming models selected by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for the exclusive event. The show closed with former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Hailey Clauson joined by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor MJ Day to walk the runway. Together they surprised all those in attendance by jumping from the runway into the surrounding pool and were joined in the water by Samantha Hoopes shortly thereafter, as the historic show officially came to an end.
Julienne Worring and Antje Worring of Karma Bikinis presented a themed show resembling a Polynesian goddess, with Asian and Indonesian inspired designs, complete with Asian and Filipino models wearing headpieces made with fresh flowers. A Balinese-inspired collection was intended to reflect the sister’s Indonesian roots and childhood.
OMG Miami Swimwear by Andrea Gaviria made a head-turning impact, with an extravagant space-age Barberella meets the eighties themed show, featuring swimsuits made from plastic and textiles considered groundbreaking for the swimsuit industry, that included low-hanging straps and chains fixed to a number of swimsuits that gave a fierce-looking decoration.
Indah debuted its MAGIC CARPET RIDE collection at SWIMMIAMI at the Vintro Tent on Sunday, July 23, 2017 to a jam packed crowd of leading editors, buyers, and celebrity influencers who are die-hard fans of the line.
The MAGIC CARPET RIDE collection was simultaneously live-steamed on the company’s website in order to promote the brand’s first foray into the “see now, buy now” movement, as 12 of the boho-chic pieces pieces became available for purchase the moment they were shown live on the models.
In this spirit of Indonesian beauty, Indah featured the sexy defining bohemian flair-meets-vintage Vogue aesthetic they are known for, while introducing new color patterns and prints.
“This collection will allow you to find yourself in Ibiza in 1977 with a flower in your hair and a cocktail in your hand,” said DeSantis.
Forever a free spirit, DeSantis’ designs feature exotic influences from both her home in Bali as well as inspiration from her travels around the world.
KOA swimwear showcased their 2018 collection at the W Hotel in South Beach at Miami Swim Week on July 21st.
KOA swim is a 100% reversible swimwear line that is the fruition of designer Kylie Genesoto’s perspective on what life should be: freedom to live in the moment. Freedom to flip every uniquely reversible bikini into a new look while knowing every design is quality crafted to curve with your body.
Beyond fashion, Kylie’s designs are known for their superior fit and feel. Each bikini utilizes custom handmade elastic with plush dual-layered fabrics to effortlessly conform to the shape of every woman.
Imagined in Huntington Beach and made in Los Angeles, KOA swim has been worn by supermodels such as Hailey Clausen and Alexis Ren, in addition to being featured in major publications like Sports Illustrated.
KOA swim can be found selling through in top retail boutiques including Revolve, Diane’s Beachwear, and Planet Blue.
Maaji, always full of surprises, each collection is inspired by a magical surreal story, the result of a long creative process. A fascinating team of designers, garment manufacturers and pattern developers blend together all their ideas to create these little art pieces. Innovation is the hub of this whimsical world full of eclecticism and attitude. The Maaji team is constantly working to achieve the perfect fit the Maaji girl has come to love and trust.
The Maaji signature is built upon the unexpected mixture of prints, textures, cutting-edge silhouettes and the sweet, ubiquitous presence of details. This combination defines the Maaji philosophy. The result: a one of a kind product, a real piece of art.
Sinesia Karol was born in the island beach town of Vitória, Brazil, just north of Rio de Janeiro. Sinesia currently resides in both Boston and Brazil, with her husband and four children. Karol decided to launch her self-entitled collection when focusing on both the couture design and exquisite execution of product. Enlisting in prominent Brazilian artist Ana Paula Castro to design all of her fabric art and paying close attention to only the finest qualities of lycra, silks and chiffons, she debuted a beach and swimwear line that celebrated women, their bodies and impeccable taste in couture fashion.
Upon her schooling and relocation to Boston, Massachusetts in adulthood, the designer quickly learned that women and their swimwear had a quite different culture in the United States than in Brazil. After becoming philanthropically involved in the art and fashion communities of both Boston and Brazil, she quickly learned of the market demand for a swimwear line that caters to these women: something that they feel comfortable in, while remaining high fashion yet sophisticated.