Trends From Miami Swim Week by Art Hearts Fashion

Models on the catwalk at STELLO for Miami Swim Week
Models on the catwalk at STELLO for Miami Swim Week | © Arun Nevader/Art Hearts Fashion

Proving that summer is far from over, Miami Swim Week – powered by Art Hearts Fashion – presented the 2018/2019 collections at Miami’s Faena Forum, drawing the largest crowds in the event’s history.

“We had a record number of designers presenting along with the most leading brands in the industry,” said Erik Rosete, Founder and President of Art Hearts Fashion International in a press statement. The event, held at the new landmark space Faena Forum designed by Shohei Shigematsu, drew over 10,000 attendees. “We wanted to showcase the diversity, fun, and sexiness that are indicative of Miami and swimwear,” Rosete said.

Runway shows displayed innovative looks in swimwear – some more wearable than others (the gold leaf swimwear by Black Tape Project was stunning, but perhaps best reserved for the catwalk.) Below is a roundup of the most interesting trends of the Miami Swim Week, lest you think summer is drawing to an end.

High-cut silhouette

Model on the catwalk at Black Tape Project for Miami Swim Week

Black Tape Project, helmed by designer Joel Alvarez, makes head-turning swimwear from pieces of strategically placed tape. This season, the designer opted for gold leaf tape, which might not be the most practical for the beach. However, the takeaway trend here is an insanely high cut, which will flatter all body types.

High-waisted bottoms

Model on the catwalk at Trina Trunk for Miami Swim Week

California native Trina Turk has been a leading swimwear and resort line for years. This summer, her two-pieces sport a high-waist trend, proving that a bikini doesn’t need to be tiny to have major sex appeal.

Watch the Trina Trunk show

Adjustable straps

Model on the catwalk at MAGALII ARAVENA Collection for Miami Swim Week

In 2017, Magali Aravena launched her eponymous line. This season, the designer favors adjustable straps to give the wearer added comfort and confidence.

Crochet coverups

Model on the catwalk at Lila Nikole Collection for Miami Swim Week

The Lila Nikole Collection calls itself couture for the handmade accent pieces. Here, the crochet coverup leaves less to the imagination, drawing attention to your physique.

Watch the Lila Nikole show

Intricate cutouts

Model on the catwalk at ROSE PAULINO at Miami Swim Week

Cutouts continue to dominate one-pieces. At ROSE PAULINO, cutouts are used to elongate the body.

Coordinating accessories

Model on the catwalk at Hale Bob for Miami Swim Week

Born in Casablanca, designer Daniel Bohbot of Hale Bob draws on a Parisian aesthetic for his 2018 line. Jazz up a classic black tank with coordinating resort accessories.

Watch the Hale Bob show

Unisex cover ups

Model on the catwalk at Mr. Turk for Miami Swim Week

At Mr. Turk by Trina Turk, caftans prove to be a unisex essential, taking you from beach to bar.

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