PLUS SOME ‘FLASHBACK’ SHOWS FROM
ED HARDY & TRUE RELIGION
These were some of the great runway shows this year 2015 at the W Hotel and 1 Hotel on Miami Beach
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim celebrateD 10 years in 2014
We were there in Miami Beach, Florida to cover several of the runway shows, scroll down the page to see them all
Frankie’s Bikini – MIKOH – Lolli Swim – Acacia
is an independent line of high quality, very detailed, seamless, simple and sexy bathing suits made in the U.S.A. Frankies Bikinis takes Southern California’s coast style and infuses it with the Hawaiian shoreline in an exotic, feminine and flirty low cut ready to be surfed in, tanned in or hung out to dry after an invigorating day at the beach.
Growing up as a lil’ GIRLY girl in California, it was only natural to feel the most fantastical in my swimmie. Playing mermaids in the pool to dazzling dolphins at the beach, I had the mOst fun being in the water. With sand between my painted pink toes, Barbie in one hand & sprinkly covered ice cream in the other… I fell in love with all things sweet & sparkly.
As I got older, my favorite swimmies began to fall apart. I started to think …. Why don’t I just piece something together? I took the sweetest details from each suit and created a delicious new one! My friends & I started to think of all the things we wanted in a great swimmie… the perfect fit, tasty colors, scrumptious & sparkly details…. Always dreaming one day of starting my very own collection. After living and learning the ins and outs of the fashion industry, the right opportunity came along and ta dah………..
Here I am.
I am now living out my dream and putting ALL my lOve and my pocketful of sugary ideas into a collection that is packed full of unique fluttery details… bright fun colors from sugar dOt candy & gum drOps to cheeky, flirty cuts & the most splendid fits, satisfying everyone’s appetite for sweetness!!!
p.s. all swimmies are made with lOve in southern California
Life is SWEET!!! Have some lOlli!
Acacia Swimwear is a collection of swimsuits inspired by the love of travel and exotic beaches the girls get to call their home away from home! Acacia encompasses the lifestyle of the Gypsetter. It’s a fuse between the perfect low cut Italian bikini and the flirty Brazilian fit. Detail oriented with custom prints and lining, soft buttery fabric, and seamless comfort, Acacia is truly one of a kind.
Growing up on the island of Maui, designer Naomi Newirth was practically born in a bikini. Her passion for fashion and design blossomed in her teenage years and she eventually learned how to sew her own bikinis. During the summer of 2006 she had an opportunity to travel to Bali where she was introduced to the world of design opportunities, which inspired Naomi to start Acacia Swimwear. In June of 2008 she graduated with a degree in fashion from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Partner, Lyndie Irons was born and raised on the beaches of Southern California, needless to say, like Naomi, wearing a bikini daily was the norm. Modeling swimsuits since the age of 15 it has been a dream of Lyndie’s to start a swimsuit line. Having traveled around the world with her husband, Andy Irons, who was a top ranked professional surfer and three—time world champ as he toured the globe a bikini was a necessity! Lyndie now lives on Kauai where she is raising her son, Andy Axel Irons.
Being good friends, the girls discovered that they shared the same vision for a new fun and flirty bikini line, which brought them together as partners in the venture to start Acacia Swimwear. The two plan on continuing to grow as designers and as a company by catering to that cute and classy but daring girl who isn’t afraid to stand out.
Here are some our most popular runway videos including backstage coverage in the dressing room.