This year we got to attend our first ever Miami Swim Week. Although the event starts on a Thursday, we decided to attend a Friday evening show. We stayed at the residence inn Miami Beach and got to enjoy some time poolside before taking an Uber over to the Faena Forum, where we paid for a VIP ticket to attend one of the many stages that were set for Miami Swim Week 2018.
Side note: It’s important to do your homework on Miami Swim Week before settling on a day and location to attend, as multiple shows and showcases are spread out all over South Beach and you wouldn’t want to miss your favorite designer, make sure you buy your ticket for the venue and date you’d like to attend.
After climbing the beautiful pink stairs that led us into the “waiting area” of the venue, we got to enjoy a beverage and mingle. The large pink hued room was filled with posh music playing overhead and beautiful people from all over the country.
Unique art lined the walls of the hall allowing for great photo ops and talking points. Upon entering the showroom, we sat second row to enjoy and comment on the seasons up and coming fashion trends.
During the showcase we attended, we got to see the beautiful swimwear lines GYV Me Body, Luxe Isle, and TRIVERA by Tammy Rivera.
First up was TRIVERA. The style was mainly sexy/sporty one-pieces with a lot of fun colors, cutouts, and zippers. These styles were a bit reminiscent of Ralph Lauren sport swimwear having the brand name across the chests of most of the suits, but went a bit more edgy with its high cut bottoms and unique cutouts shapes.
Next was GYV Me Body, who brought the house down with tropical patterns, flirty frills, and adorable “bikini babies.” GYV Me Body also featured unique headbands and sunglasses along with male models who dawned matching suit patterns. This brand gave off almost a futuristic festival vibe as it incorporated funky metallic and sheer fabrics.
Finally, was Luxe Isle. This bohemian brand was Kelly’s top pick due to its fun and flowy style. Luxe Isle incorporated not only swimsuits, but also cover ups, gorgeous heels, and flirty accessories to pull each look together.
We are definitely looking forward to next year’s swim week and have learned a few tips that we’d like to share. First, make sure to view the weekend schedule and ensure to buy the tickets for the specific shows and vendors you want to see. If you’re main objective during the shows is picture taking, we felt that unless you are front row, general seating may be the way to go as our second-row seats had a lot of visual obstructions (like other cameras and heads in our shots.) Second, get your hotel in advance and make sure it is near, or central, to the show or shows you’d like to see. As for us, we decided on a place that was near the show venues as well as close to Lincoln Ave. shopping. Third, don’t go into MSW with crazy high expectations. Just go with the flow of the events and enjoy the electric vibes of Miami!