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Sonia Vera Swim 2012 – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: Sonia Vera Origin: United States Inspirations: Raquel Welch, Claudia Cardinale and Sophia Loren the classic femme fatale’s – The modern-day Bond Girl – Blues from the sky and ocean, earth tones, clean neutrals & jolts of color. Teals, greens, … Continue reading

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White Sands 2012 – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: White Sands Australia – Leah Madden Origin: Austraila Inspirations: a quality and flawless fit, sunny sophisticated signature prints, uber-chic silhouettes – tiny Brazil bikinis, plunging maillots, effortlessly fluid coverups, exotic destinations, haute fashion, vintage icons, faraway locales & the … Continue reading

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A.Z Araujo Swim 2012 – Adrienne Bailon – Adriana De Moura – “Marina” Aylin Mujica – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: A.Z Araujo Origin: Brazil, Boqueirao in Paraiba Inspirations: “I drew inspiration for this collection from all aspects of life. I was inspired by memories of my time in Brazil with my family, the land, the sun, and the sea; … Continue reading

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Have Faith Swim 2012 – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: Jennifer Stano Origin: Beverly Hills, California Inspirations: Fitness, fashion, the glamorous life and style of poolside elegance. Jennifer travels the world for inspiration which drives her creativity. Available in:  exclusively online and at select Southern California retailers. [photo cred: … Continue reading

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Aguaclara Swim 2012 – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: Aguaclara – Jorge and Liliana Villalobos Origin: Lima Peru – A leading company in swimwear in Peru. Inspirations: Ethnic tendency, rooted in Amazon and Andean influences. Available in: United States, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Australia, Mexico, … Continue reading

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White Sands 2012 Backstage – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: White Sands Australia – Leah Madden Origin: Austraila Inspirations: A quality and flawless fit, sunny sophisticated signature prints, uber-chic silhouettes – tiny Brazil bikinis, plunging maillots, effortlessly fluid coverups, exotic destinations, haute fashion, vintage icons, faraway locales & the … Continue reading

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Kooey Swimwear Australia – Adrienne Bailon – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: Nikki Silverthorne / Charlene Harmer / Anne Hanning Origin: AUSTRALIA Inspirations: Interpretation of the Indigenous Australian country and culture. Contemporary Aboriginal art and design fused with high-end fashion. [photo cred: Alexander Michael]

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Nicolita Swim 2012 – Adrienne Bailon – Adriana De Moura – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: Nicole Di Rocco Origin: Cuban inspired Inspirations/style: Drawing  from traditional cultural Cuban roots – reminiscent of Cuba’s alluring 1940′s era – a blend of vintage glamour with modern day silhouettes – ‘Cuban-style bottoms’ designed for the curvaceous Latina figure. … Continue reading

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Mara Hoffman Swim 2012 – IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim

Designer: Mara Hoffman Origin: NYC Inspirations/style: Hand-dyed silhouettes – she recurrently draws inspiration from nature and fantasy – pulling creativity from travels around the world – original signature prints and bold colors. Available in: top retailers globally