July 21st, 2011 | By | 3,237 Comments

Swell at the Miami Swimwear Show!

Sneak Peak at Spring 2012 Swimwear Trends….

We just got back from the Miami Swim Show, and there were some very exciting trends and new brands we are in love with! Associate buyer Hillary and I met with countless brands, attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and of course soaked up the sun in South Beach. Here are our top 5 favorite finds for the upcoming season:

1. Lingerie-inspired corset tops
2. Crochet
3. 50′s inspired high waisted bottoms
4. Fringe, fringe, and more fringe
5. Brazilian cut cheeky bottoms, the skimpier the better

Take a look at what we saw on our whirlwind week of swimwear fashion:

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(Above)Tori Praver with Model

More pictures and video after the jump!

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(Above)Acacia Swimwear designer and model

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(Above)Mikoh designer Kalani Miller with Model

The Latin influence was everywhere, as we saw brands like Luli Fama present a vibrant collection of bright colors, complete with congos drums and samba dancers. Check out a clip from the Luli Fama Fashion Show:

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(Above)Hillary and I (and a magical rainbow) at the Seafolly cocktail party

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(Above)Hanging out with the L Space models at Ola

Hope you enjoyed our report. I can’t wait to launch new swimwear….it will be an amazing 2012!

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About Hannah: If buying girl’s apparel were anything like garage sale shopping, Hannah would be the one knocking at your door at 5am, trying to score the best picks. Spot this dog surfing enthusiast with a longboard and lifejacket-ed Golden Retriever.

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