Miami Swim Week makes a splash!
Although it feels like we say this year after year, 2018’s edition of Miami Swim Week was busier and more event-packed than ever, with beautiful bodies on display from city to shore as both leading and emerging swimwear brands showcased their resort 2019 collections.
A-listers, models and Hollywood types were not shy to make the rounds. Among those seeing and being seen were Ryan Phillippe, Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton, Olivia Culpo, Bree Warren and Ludi Delfino. As for influencers and social-media stars? Too many to keep track of.
While there was no shortage of catwalk spectacles, trunk shows and other presentations, some events did manage to stand out. On everyone’s radar this year was Paraiso, a new fashion showcase by the founders of Cabana and Funkshion where some of the most high-profile shows took place. Among the highlights was the Sports Illustrated gathering, where dozens of newly minted models strutted ferociously in the hopes of winning the magazine’s Rookie of the Year honor. Local brand Eberjey made its Swim Week debut in an event that raised funds for Style Saves and its mission to send underprivileged kids back to school with new supplies and clothes. Maaji treated a bevy of influencers to a morning of espresso and Latin dance classes. Malibu Farm was the site of a farm-to-table brunch (for brands Beach Riot, Lolli Swim and Show Me Your Mumu) attended by models such as Fiona Barron, Cambrie Schroder, Daniella Beckerman and Sofia Jamora. Volcom ambassador Georgia May Jagger held court at the 1 Hotel South Beach to debut the brand’s extended size range campaign, Volcom for Every Body. Los Angeles’ Gigi Caruso (founder of Gigi C Bikinis) made her much-anticipated debut at the aforementioned Paraiso with a show marked by laser-cut suits in architectural shapes. And Camilla took over the Mammoth Garden at the Faena Miami Beach to present its latest collection, The Girl I Was, the Woman I Am, a line that is inspired by designer Camilla Franks’ travels through the Far East.
Photos by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SHOW PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER TAMARGO/GETTY IMAGES; EBERJEY SHOW PHOTO by Get Street Style; MAAJI EVENT PHOTOS COURTESY OF KREPS DE MARIA PUBLIC RELATIONS; MALIBU FARM BRUNCH & NOBU hotel MIAMI BEACH PHOTOS BY Maddie Atkinson & Claire Huntsberger; VOLCOM EVENT PHOTOS COURTESY OF VOLCOM VIA WORLD RED EYE; GIGI C BIKINIS SHOW PHOTOS BY FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES FOR GIGI C BIKINIS; CAMILLA EVENT PHOTOS BY GETTY IMAGES FOR CAMILLA; SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SHOW PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER TAMARGO/GETTY IMAGES; MAAJI EVENT PHOTOS COURTESY OF KREPS DE MARIA PUBLIC RELATIONS; MALIBU FARM BRUNCH PHOTO BY Claire Huntsberger; GIGI C BIKINIS SHOW PHOTO BY FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES FOR GIGI C BIKINIS; CAMILLA EVENT PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES FOR CAMILLA