Ocean Drive - - Contents September 2017 - BY KATIE JACK­SON

Mi­ami Swim Week set the Magic City on fire, show­cas­ing the siz­zling new looks of the mo­ment.

While the 305 plays host to celebri­ties and star­lets year­round, Mi­ami Swim Week brings the globe-trot­ting glit­terati to our Magic City all at once for seven days of pre­sen­ta­tions, pre­views, and ex­clu­sive par­ties. This year, that meant sit­ting front row next to Tyson Beck­ford while watch­ing swim­suit model su­per­stars like Joy Corrigan and Sofia Jamora strut the Funksh­ion and Swim­mi­ami run­ways; shop­ping the lat­est sun­glass styles along­side Gos­sip Girl star and fash­ion icon Leighton Meester; and pop­ping Cham­pagne with Leonardo Di­caprio at the South Beach hot spot Do­heny Room at The De­lano. Even re­al­ity TV star Brody Jen­ner returned to man the ones and twos for his an­nual Swim Week bash at the 24/7 show­club E11EVEN.

If you missed out on the ex­cite­ment, don’t fret. Ocean Drive re­counts the lat­est and great­est swim de­signs and beach­wear brands shown at this year’s ex­trav­a­ganza.


Mi­ami is fa­mous for its bright, bold hues, and this year’s col­or­ful col­lec­tions didn’t dis­ap­point. The Stay Golden line from Lolli Swim (@Lol­liswim) was brim­ming with vivid floral prints and cot­ton-candy col­ors. The Hills star, blog­ger, and now swimwear de­signer Au­d­rina Pa­tridge made her de­but with her brand Prey Swim (@Preyswim),

fea­tur­ing bold yellow tones and hand-drawn ging­ham prints. At The Se­tai Mi­ami Beach, Maaji (@Maa­jiswimwear) and Seafolly (@Seafollyau­s­tralia) col­lab­o­rated on a runway pre­sen­ta­tion boast­ing vi­brant mul­ti­col­ored stripes on low-cut one­pieces and flow­ing cover-ups. If sparkle is your thing, the glit­ter­ing se­quined biki­nis of Lil­iana Mon­toya (@Lil­iana­mon­toy­aswim) were made for the girl who loves to shine, while the mod­els (aka #Lulibabes) of Luli Fama (@Lulifamasw­imwear) daz­zled in Mi­ami de­signer Lour­des “Luli” Ha­n­imian’s whim­si­cal one- and two­piece fash­ions.


Other stand­out brands opted for un­der­stated hues and travel-in­spired looks. The 1111 rooftop runway show from Aca­cia (@Aca­cia)—where the mod­els flaunted high and low cuts in neu­tral tones— was on ev­ery­one’s radar (and In­sta-sto­ries). Fur­ther north, Mikoh (@Mikohswimw­ear) took over the 1 Ho­tel South Beach, showing off its sim­ple yet stylish sta­ple pieces with del­i­cate braided de­tails. The fash­ion­ista fa­vorite In­dah (@In­dah­cloth­ing) flew guests straight to the beaches of Ibiza as its Re­sort 2018 col­lec­tion cap­tured the brand’s boho-chic vibe with loose long-sleeved tops and teeny bikini bot­toms meant for to­day’s jet­set­ting woman. Over at the Mi­ami Beach Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, the 35th an­nual Swimshow

(@Saf­swimshow) show­cased more than 2,000 es­tab­lished and emerging de­sign­ers. Top looks in­cluded new muted and solid one-piece styles from Red Carter

(@Red­carter­swim), gold-be­jew­eled biki­nis by Sau­vage

(@Sau­vageswimwe­ar), and the sig­na­ture sexymeets-sporty suits of Skye (@Skyeswimwe­ar), just as per­fect for a game of beach vol­ley­ball as for sip­ping cock­tails at the bar.


Per­haps one of the most talked-about shows was Frankies Biki­nis

(@Frankies­biki­nis), which trans­ported guests back to the ’90s as the mod­els rocked sexy and strappy styles in girly col­ors—com­plete with flip phones and

Sex and the City-in­spired feath­ered heels. The mod­els of Montce Swim

(@Montce_swim) strode the cat­walk in lightly col­ored high-waisted bot­toms and flouncy skirts paired with itty-bitty tops. At the W Ho­tel South Beach, Sol­una Swim

(@Sol­u­naswim) of­fered Swim Week go­ers a re­lax­ing respite with the #Sol­u­naspa (which in­cluded mas­sages and free-flow­ing mi­mosas) while show­cas­ing the line’s ul­tra­femme de­signs, de­but­ing later this year. And back at the tents, the beloved bou­tique Planet Blue (@Shop­plan­et­blue)

showed hot­ter-than-hot suits from its very own la­bel Blue Life


fea­tur­ing string and gold-chain de­tails for the girl who dares to bare. Can you say “Swim Week slayed”?

ƜLOƜƤWƢƬE from toʃ left: $ suit from the Swim­mi­ami In­dah col­lec­tion; Sierra Skye, $le[a )er­rer, and $shlyn $le[an­dra at the Prey Swim by $ud­rina Pa­tridje show; -oy Cor­ri­jan dur­inj /il­iana Mon­toya’s show; a look from the Maami runway.

clockwise from far left: A scene from the Lolli Swim fash­ion show; mod­els prep for the Swim­mi­ami In­dah pre­sen­ta­tion; Gigi Paris walks the runway for the Frankies Biki­nis 2018 Col­lec­tion; the fi­nale of the Maaji show.

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