“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.
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.
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
In 2017, Magali Aravena launched her eponymous line. This season, the designer favors adjustable straps to give the wearer added comfort and confidence.
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
Cutouts continue to dominate one-pieces. At ROSE PAULINO, cutouts are used to elongate the body.
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
At Mr. Turk by Trina Turk, caftans prove to be a unisex essential, taking you from beach to bar.