By Rachel Galvin
Photos courtesy of Miami Swim Week
Miami Swim Week, as usual, brought out fashion lovers to check out the latest styles in swimwear July 7-11. They also came to be a part of the scene with swanky parties taking over classic Miami locales.
An 80 ft. runway stretched out along Espanola Way for the Pink Influence WAVE Fashion Show on July 8, and six designers had their models strut their stuff to show off their looks. Included were Lila Nikole, Sol De Mar Swimwear, House of Athlete, Muurswagg, RoseMio and Miami Art Body Tape. The event also showed off the renovations made in the area, within the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (WAVE). The show was called “A Touch of Euphoria” and the theme was pink! The emcee was Kayln James and music was spun by DJ Nuny Love and DJ Dinero.
WAVE and the non-profit Silent Victims of Crime donated a percentage of proceeds to children of incarcerated parents, to help them academically and provide social support and mentoring. The program was founded by Tinkerbell.
“With the positive changes happening on Washington Avenue like the Goodtime Hotel, Moxy Hotel, art and cultural activities, we now have our first mural on Washington Avenue, new lighting, cleaner streets, new clubs, bars and restaurants, wrapped electrical boxes and historic banners streaming down the avenue,” said Troy E. Wright, executive director.
Sponsors included Uncle Nearest, Tito’s Vodka, Stella, Michelob Ultra Seltzer, Eagle Brands, Anheuser Busch, Skinny Fizz Champagne, We Stream, D’Nomad Mangia Cookies, Mammamia Gelato, Miami Ballon Garden, Hot Shotz, Chic Collections, Bond Party Supply, Dimple Face Make Up, Nyambi Naturals, Pop Up Structures, The Chicken Spot, Moxy Hotel, Greater Miami’s Convention Center and CAMEO.
For more information, visit https://www.washavemb.com.
The week closed out with a two-day fashion event (June 10-11) put on by Swim The Globe at the rooftop venue Sky Yard Music Bar. Swim the Globe celebrated its 5th year on Lincoln Road by showcasing some of their designers. Bravo star Lisa Nicole Cloud, known for ‘Married to Medicine,’ had her Renaissance collection on the runway, as did Sean T Exotic Bikini, Belleza Tropical, Greatest Luv, Dezoti, ZelStar, Maly Swimwear, Verokini and RISING FASHION, featuring Designer Ruben Osbaldo.
“Lincoln Road is in the heart of Miami Beach. We were thrilled to present Swim the Globe at a place where both locals and tourists have grown to love, says producer Jeffrey Lubin of Jeffrey Lubin Group. The looks were exotic, global, different and the models slayed the runway.“
Sponsors included Sky Yard Music Bar, The B-12 Store, Louis Oliver’s “How High” Brand, Vybelle Media, ASM Beauty World Academy, The Mr. Coleman Group, Alejandro Glatt, iMod Showroom, Coolheads, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Stilo Style Diary magazine, Sunshine State Healthcare Solutions, Ms. Heels Magazine, body art and others.
For more information, visit www.swimtheglobe.com.
For more information on Miami Swim Week, visit http://miamiswimweek.net/