Our Miami Swim Week Daydreams
Okay, we admit, summer isn’t even here yet. But we’re pretty stoked about Miami Swim Week anyway: possibly because we like to shop.
We dream of walking into the shows with something as amazing as this tote from Thom Browne. And our boyfriend — having recently been attacked by his own leather, shark-shaped tote — would be rolling up in these pants.
Comical? Yes, but who wants to be serious on the beach?
Yes, Miami Swim Week won’t be here until July, but that can’t stop us from daydreaming about the annual swimsuit event that will showcase the best swimwear and resort looks for 2018. We’re working on a “Complete Guide on Miami Swim Week 2018” already, but meanwhile, here’s a short primer:
Funkshion will be returning for its 15th annual presentation. One of the largest Miami Swim Week producers, the events encompass a pop-up shop, lounge, and multiple runway areas. Last season’s shows included designers Aguaclara, Lee and Lani, The Scene, Maaji, For Love and Lemons, Sinesia Karol, Blue Life, Beach Riot, Kai Lani, Annna Kostuova, Luli Fama, Tori Praver, Vix Paula Hermanny, Kyboe!, Maaji, Acacia, Maxim Swimear, Robb & Lulu, and 6 Shore Road by Pooja.
Dive will return for its third year. Produced by Tiffany Norman, co-founder of MADE Fashion Week, Dive looks to be an artier version of Miami Swim Week (just as MADE is very much an artier version of IMG’s events). Not surprisingly, Dive’s shows are held in Wynwood, Miami’s art district, rather than in the hotels off Collins Avenue like most of the other events.
Art Hearts Fashion
Led by Erik Rosete — who also produces shows in New York and Los Angeles — AHF‘s shows are held in conjunction with Funkshion, and this year are reported to be taking place at the W Hotel. Designers last season included Just Bones Boardwear, Du Aqua, Cirone Swim, Courtney Allegra, Hale Bob, Argyle Grant, L.A. M. B. By Gwen Stefani, Mister Triple X, Rocky Gathercole, Koco Blaq, Bella Mar Swimwear, Elie Madi, a kickin’ party at LIV, and more.
SwimMiami is, in a sense, a newcomer, and also a familiar face, produced by the people who worked with IMG for the last 10+ years creating Mercedes Benz Swim Week, IMG’s now-defunct version of Swim Week. This year’s events are slated to include Hammock trade show. Full details are yet to be announced.
Oh, and in case you aren’t confused enough yet, we would be remiss to forget the Swim Show, held by the Swimwear Association of Florida. (Also, is it just us, or are there a whole lotta’ butts on that website?) Sort of the “Magic Las Vegas” of the swimwear industry, the convention hosts 7,500 brands and buyers from 60 countries across the world. And that’s a whole lotta’ colorful fabric, my friend.
Of course, every season of Miami Swim Week comes with its share of parties: kick-off parties, after-parties, parties at sunset … and some that maybe last until dawn. From Miami Magazine’s SPLASHION to the Lazy Sunday BBQ, you’re bound to find something to float your boat.
And speaking of boats. Somebody give me $2,700 for this tote?