FASHION SWIM WEEK MIAMI BEACH 2014-2015

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

Frankie’s Bikinis

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.

Inspired by Malibu, Frankies Bikinis are fun bikinis that encompass what it means to be a carefree beach girl. Never compromising style, each piece is uniquely designed by surfer and teen entrepreneur Francesca Aiello, a native to Malibu, who is inspired by her love for the ocean and her passion of bikinis. Born into the surf community, Frankies Bikinis aims to satisfy the needs of surfers who demand functionality and a great look when they hit the wave.

MIKOH

IS THE COLLABORATION OF SISTER DUO OLEEMA AND KALANI MILLER. BORN AND BRED IN THE SMALL BEACH TOWN OF SAN CLEMENTE IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, OLEEMA AND KALANI GREW UP WITH THE OCEAN IN THEIR BACKYARD. THE MIKOH LINE IS THEIR STATEMENT ON SWIMWEAR FOR THE MODERN WOMAN, INSPIRED BY A LIFE SPENT IN BIKINIS AND OCEANS AROUND THE WORLD.
MIKOH IS SYNONYMOUS WITH FEMINITY, BEAUTY AND STRENGTH. THE LINE FUSES STATEMENT PRINTS AND COLORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH LUXURIOUS FABRICS AND MODERN FITS. EACH BIKINI IS SEAMLESS AND HARDWARE-FREE, DESIGNED TO EASILY MIX AND MATCH FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND STYLES. THE COLLECTION HAS GROWN TO INCLUDE SWIMWEAR, READY-TO-WEAR BEACH COVER-UPS, CLOTHING FOR THE TRAVELER AND THE DREAMER, AND MIKOH X SURF, A LINE OF SURF-READY PIECES IN SMARTLY CUT NEOPRENE. MIKOH IS A VISION OF SWIMWEAR FOR THE CERTAIN WOMAN WHO KNOWS WHO SHE IS — IF NOT WHERE SHE’S GOING NEXT.

LOLLI SWIM

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!

xoxo

ACACIA

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.

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RUNWAY FLASHBACKS
Here are some our most popular runway videos including backstage coverage in the dressing room.




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