It was quite the scene last weekend at Miami Swim Week, and the ladies of LLScene were there to make sure they reported back on the latest trends in designer swimwear. What’s business without a little pleasure? In addition to shows and events, we took full advantage of our time in Miami by turning it into a little girls weekend with one of our favorite #SceneGirls, Jess.
In addition to the runway shows, we also attended the ESCAPE Miami Swim event. We partnered with Face2Face Studios on a “bestie Scene Swag giveaway” as their amazing stylists braided hair and manned the lash bar. As we mentioned in our pre-event coverage, ESCAPE Miami Swim is one of our favorite events simply because of the shopping we do. Year after year we leave this event with statement pieces and looks we still obsess over today. Here are some of the noteworthy boutiques that were there.
Please Don’t Tell Boutique
On to the shows! All we have to say is that the 2018 swimwear collections hitting boutiques are department stores this year will not disappoint. One of the best parts about Swim Week this year was the amount of plus sized models designers used to debut their collections. There’s nothing better than seeing a beautiful curvy girl hit the runway with all the confidence and poise in the world. Not only do these curves speak to more than half the population of the world, it gives buyers a chance to see the swimwear on women that represent most of their clientele. Why designers haven’t been doing this already kind of blows our minds, but what can ya do?
Each year FUNKSHION’S operation of Swim Week gets better and better because of their commitment to showcase noteworthy designers but more importantly, feature new and emerging designers as well. In today’s full recap, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite swim designers and trends we saw takeover the runway at Swim Week.
The Luli Fama show got HOT and your Scene Girls were front and center to witness it all. Yes, we sat in the front row, #madeitmoment. Themed around Cuba, there was no shortage of authentic entertainment and fashion inspiration. Luli Fama is known for its universally flattering fit and immaculate designs. Luli Fama incorporates an eclectic mix of vibrant hues and bold prints resulting in a unique look that is at once sophisticated and festive. Artfully placed embellishments, such as faceted glass beads and gold hardware in the form of seashells and starfish create a perfect balance on streamlined silhouettes.
Woohoo, go Kelsey! As mentioned in our last post, the owner of Versakini, Kelsey Duffy is a friend of ours. Not only is she a friend, but we are true supporters and fans of her growing brand. Everyone can become a party animal during Swim Week, and Versakini proved that to be true during the premier of their 2018 collection at the WET Deck of the W South Beach. Owner, Kelsey Duffy is known for her asymmetrical plunging necklines and convertible swimwear. We’ve been supporting Kelsey and obsessing over her swimwear for years and couldn’t be happier to see how far she has come. This Shark Tank alumni has a brand that has evolved into sophisticated prints and convertible bikinis, one pieces and coverups. Here are some of our favorites.
Prey Swim by Audrina Patridge
We’ve always been fans of Audrina Patridge since her days on the beloved TV show, The Hills, so we were more than willing to support the launch of her new line, Prey x Swim. Audrina has always had a sense of style we identify with, so we knew we were in for a treat. Her first collection was complete with emerging swim trends like golds, metallics, high-waisted bottoms and gingham patterns. In true form, Audrina took full advantage of all body types to show the versatility of her line.
Give us a little Britney, NSync and Backstreet Boys, and we’ll show you a good time. This is exactly what happened at Frankie’s Bikinis sleepover party runway show. They proved that girls just want to have fun by showcasing their 2018 collection, which was filled with girly off the shoulder bikini tops, ruffled bottoms and flirty fringe. Here are some of the noteworthy suits that caught our eye.
*A portion of this blog post premiered in our Swim Week recap with Bocamag.com. For more looks and information, click here!