Is it Summer yet? Better get back into the gym and get body ready after catching a peak at Funkshion Swim and Swim Miami 2016. We are all now impatiently waiting, counting down the days till we are able bust out the SPF, favorite pair of sunnies and put on that brand-new swimsuit. Swimwear is one of the many delights for fashionistas/fashionmistas and showing skin is still in... even for those that have to endure the colder months. Everyone loves a fashion forward swimsuit to sport at the beach, hang with friends by the pool or even make that fashion statement on social media!
SWIM MIAMI 2016 HIGHLIGHTS:
Elie Madi's crystal and ice collection was the show stopper and highlight of Swim Miami 2016. The collection sparkled its way down that runway and the movement of the handcrafted beadwork dangling left those watching speechless! The designs and textiles used might not be the typical swimsuit you would wear to the beach, but these pieces are pretty amazing and are definitely a pool party fashion statement that would have your friends in AWE wanting to know where you bought your swimwear!
Mister Triple X
Designer Erik Rosete's collection was a favorite of the night and his added accessories said it all.... "WANTED"! Mister Triple X put out an amazing classic, yet sexy with a metallic flare that left you WANTING to buy a pair of shorts for your man and a suit for yourself. His use of colors, craftsmanship and details always capture the attention of the fashion fans. His statement pieces are unique and never let the fashion world down.
Sirenes De Soleil Swim
Sirenes De Soleil Swim slithered its way down the runway with a beautiful collection that incorporated a snake-skin pattern on some of the opening pieces. The swimwear from this collection was haute, steamy, sexy and highlighted the models curves beautifully. The off the shoulder pieces were a fashion favorite with this collection as this trend is HAUTE and here to stay.
Beach Freedom showcased resort and beach wear...A MUST HAVE for ANY summer wardrobe. These pieces are so universal and can be used as a cover up or an actual outfit to wear around town when shopping. The collection was light, airy, flowy, comfortable and gave a 70's vibe with the tie-dye textiles. Using the 70's as an inspiration always captures the hearts of the fashion world.
Koco Blaq gave a warm welcome and gave those watching a little taste of paradise with his new Island collection. The collection was full of vivid colors, standout textures and patterns that radiated the beauty of tropical islands. His designs were striking, breathtaking, awe-inspiring, yet ideal. These are pieces that can be worn year round for any occasion. The elements of his swimwear showcased true beauty and will be the go to swimwear of the season.
Bella Mar Swimwear collection was the modern-day swimwear collection and a staple piece that everyone should have in their wardrobe Her designs are great because you can mix and match her pieces to create your own unique look with her designs or with other pieces in your own closet. The collection was sexy chic, fun expressive and made you want to go lounge on the boat with friends or relax poolside drinking a Piña colada.
FUNKSHION SWIM 2016
Hale Bob revealed a swimwear collection that was high-end, brightly colored, and a sure way to get noticed when wearing his fashions. The pieces that hit the runway were highly detailed with one-of-a-kind patters and made with luxurious fabrics. It is no wonder his fashions are embraced by many hollywood stars such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Hallie Berry to name a few, yet are affordable for the everyday person. Hale Bob's collection was a highlight of the night, especially his beautiful flowy coverup dresses and his body hugging short dresses.
Rocky Gathercole showcased his electrifying swimwear collection and wasn't exactly considered swimwear, OR was it? It's refreshing to see a more fashion forward Avant garde swim collection and not your average bikini and swim trunk collection on the runway. Swimwear can get a bit repetitive, but leave it to Rocky to take a whole new spin to what swimwear fashion really represents. The collection was sexy, OVER-THE-TOP amazing, unique, mind-blowing, and brought you back the ever so popular Britney Spears "Toxic" video. This was definitely a toxic collection and it was exciting to see these creations make a lasting impression in the swim fashion world.
Summer is fast approaching and some have it all year round. All collections are great inspiration to hit that gym and be ready to wear this year's swim fashions!
All photography by: Mikhail Veter