If you live in Florida, the only thing you think about – for the most part – is how much you want to go to the beach, and how often! So there’s no better place for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim than Miami Beach. Being the biggest swimwear show in the world, thirty-three designers from all around the world gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and renowned hotels around the area, and participated by showing their 2014 collections.
What to expect for next summer? Bold colors and prints (military will be big next year), geometric cutouts, and options from micro bikinis to full body pieces. Each collection had its own personal touch, but a few stood out. Designer Nicole Di Rocco, owner and creator of Nicolita based in Los Angeles, says, “It’s all about reinventing the bikini”. Her collection presented lace and crochet inserts, ruffle trims and bows in pastel colors.
Chloé made its US debut with a nautical-themed swimwear collection which had good reception among guests. Agua Bendita, on the other hand, presented a more risqué collection, with pieces from grunge to Navajo-like prints.
All in all, Miami Fashion Week Swim was a real success despite some torrential rains that made some of the shows by the pool have to be moved to indoors venues. And it was not all swimwear. Summer dresses, rompers and shorts were also part of the collections shown on the runway. Another thing to consider for next year is big accessories and suede boots to accompany the swimsuits. Believe it or not, although you would never imagine anybody wearing boots in Miami, it will be a trend which has started to take some shape this season. And let’s not forget nails! They are also a good compliment, and they were certainly an important part of the shows. The three to look for: shiny French nails (you know, glitter instead of plain white), bright half-moons and one nail of each color. We could start trying now, right?