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Miami Swim Week 2022 Recap

Updated: May 12, 2023

Every summer, fashion designers, brands and models from around the world fly into sunny Miami to celebrate swimwear fashion and debut the latest styles and trends in swimwear and beachwear. This year was one for the books— Nearly 70 top and emerging fashion designers came together to execute Miami Swim Week 2022 this past week at the iconic SLS Hotel South Beach. Organized by DC Swim Week, a series of dozens of stunning runway shows took place Wednesday through Sunday debuting new Summer 2023 swimwear collections from a variety of designers from around the world. From Dubai to Italy, Toronto, Los Angeles, Brazil and Miami, new stunning swimwear fashion made a major statement on South Beach in front of top media, influencers, fashionistas and global buyers from around the world.


Normal CultureMiami Swim Week Runway Show




This past week, DC Swim Week delivered a fabulous and diverse series of fashion runway shows like never before seen. Shows across the board featured curvy, plus-size brands, sustainable fashion brands, as well as stylish new emerging swimwear fashion looks. Body positivity, self love, and fabulous fashion as well as feminine empowerment were the major themes in this year’s Miami Swim Week 2022 shows.


Liliana Montoya and Models closing Liliana Montoya’s “La Diosa” swimwear fashion runway show at theSLS South Beachon Sunday night, July 17, 2022.


When it comes to swimwear, it’s no easy feat to innovate and create new swimwear fashion that looks, fits and feels equally great. This year’s Miami Swim Shows didn’t miss— the stunning fashion looks and gorgeous models hit the runway for five consecutive days at the SLS Hotel South Beach and provided an added boost of life back into swimwear fashion. From everyday ready-to-wear beach attire for tropical cities like Miami to vacation and glamourous resort work and sultry bikinis, Miami Swim Week™ The Shows put on a massive swim week featuring over 70 top and emerging brands from around the world.


Luxury Italian swimwear fashion brand Bikinilista collaborated with Swarovski to provide chic swim vibes that captured the essence of the summer beach luxury lifestyle. The brand’s rich collection of fine bikini styles and uber chic color spectrums are sure to adorn the finest beaches from Ibiza to the French Riviera. In addition, GoldBarr™ gave us luxury and decadent cheek with beautiful resort dresses and tiny bikinis made from vegan leather as well as silky fabrics. Another major highlight from Miami Swim Week came from Normal Culture, a new swimwear line by Bad Girls Club TV personality Jelaminah. The queen baddies of the new South swimwear designer also brought out Bad Girls Club queen bee, Natalie Nunn, who rocked the runway in a beautiful flowing black one-piece swimsuit and cover up. In addition, Flo Rida was in attendance watching the shows and hitting the Miami Swim Week after parties at HYDE Beach.


Normal CultureMiami Swim Week Runway Show


Women in fashion often get the best accessories, ideas and shapes, especially when it comes to swimwear fashion. From micro string bikinis to one-piece athleisure swimsuits, we saw it all! Plus, the 2000’s iconic styles are re-emerging including low waist mini skirts and bikinis proving that less is more.


Albanian couture fashion designer Ema Savahl opened Miami Swim Week™ The Shows with stunning hand painted art turned into couture swimwear fashion. The opening runway show was hosted by The Little Lighthouse Foundation, which is a local Miami charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved children and families— all proceeds from the show were donated to the LLF


Ema Savahl Debuted Wearable & NFT Art during her Miami Swim Week kick-off runway show benefittingThe Little Lighthouse Foundation


Botanical Beach Babes hit the runway for numerous swimwear designers at the SLS South Beach and then continued the party at HYDE Beach.


Supermodel Swimwear during Miami Swim Week™ The Shows


Pedro Lollett, Videographer Eddie Otero & MTV Star Samy Hawk

Photographer: World Red Eye


Diva Curves represented the curvy ladies in a major way on the Miami Swim Week 2022 runway at the SLS Hotel South Beach giving us.


Shakira Marie walked forDiva Curves duringMiami Swim Week™ The Shows at the SLS Hotel South Beach


Nigerian model John Mgbemena walked the runway with another female model helping to promote #SwimThick was a major theme for #MiamiSwimWeek2022.


The Club Scene that Miami Beach is notorious for even inspiredJAMS by Jillian’s new3AM Swimwear Collection that walked the Miami Swim a week runway at the SLS Hotel South Beach.


Brazilian culture and traditional fashion had a major impact on men’s swimwear fashion this past week, especially for many Miami and LA brands that walked the Swim Week runway. From sexy bikini briefs with different prints, colors and shiny fabrics, to adjustable luxury board shorts, men’s swimwear fashion runway looks made a major mark.


GoldBarr™ DesignerTammy Barr closing her Miami Swim Week runway show with iconic male models in her James Bond inspiredbikini brief from her new collection, TheGolden Bond Collection.


John Mgbemena stealing the show at ONALAJA’s Miami Swim Week

runway show in a lime green bikini brief


We’ve also seen how the public appreciates handmade clothing as witnessed with ONALAJA’s Miami Swim Week runway show which featured beautifully creative and intricate women’s swimsuit designs, ponchos, glamorous skirts and dresses.


ONALAJA presents wild geometries, bold patterns, and vivacious color waze

(trends observed throughout the festival) during Miami Swim Week


La Diosa Macrame Coverall -Liliana Montoya Swim


Liliana Montoya Swim’s show with Macrame dresses, skirts and bikinis honored the Goddess vibe she has been on— while also glamming it up with beautiful, micro, knit, geometric, and traditional bikinis


Liliana Montoya herself walking her runway in one of her

Crochet swimwear design at Miami Swim Week The Shows @ SLS South Beach


Bikini geometry and shapes are the new trend as seen at Miami Swim Week 2022. When it comes to women’s bikini bottoms, we’ve seen a variety of sizes, triangles and ready-to-tan tiny bikini bottoms for curved, fit and skinny body shapes alike. Multi-fastened and customizable swimsuit silhouettes based on your form and body type are a major take away from this year’s runway shows.


Handmade Poncho (wearable art) trend seen in Onalaja &

other designers during the runway shows


Having customizable silhouettes and geometric designs also made swimwear fun and exciting this Miami Swim Week— giving consumers dozens of ways to wear one swimsuit fashion piece, making the look versatile, multi-functional and adaptive in numerous ways.


Smokke Show hit the runway during Miami Swim Week™

the Shows at the SLS Hotel South Beach


Coast Clothing during Miami Swim Week the Shows


What we were most excited to see at this year’s Miami Swim Week fashion shows was how the fashion industry is continuing to move forward with new faces and models that are emerging influencers and models from TikTok and Instagram. Influencers from around the world walked the Miami Swim Week runway shows and are taking the industry to another level by making fashion more fun, shareable and a happier, more diverse place.


AMAVI Swim debuted beautiful swimsuits on the runway

for Miami Swim a week 2022


The Parties


Miami Swim Week™ The Shows hosted an epic Opening party at Baia Beach Club at the Mondrian Hotel hosted by Whilelmina filled with beautiful models, influencers, media and VOGA Italia Prosecco, Gema Di Luna and Ketel One. Guests witnessed the kick-off of Miami Swim Week in the best way, watching a beautiful Miami Sunset sipping champagne.


Not all the events during Swim Week were at night, the popular nightlife part app InList collaborated with Miami Swim Week™ The Shows to host a day-time SPLASH Pool Party and runway show @ the National Hotel featuring real life mermaids and four designers who gave us colorful designs, and inclusivity on the runway. Photo coverage for the fabulous Swim Week pool party event provided here by World Red eye: https://worldredeye.com/2022/07/inlist-app-miami-swim-week-the-shows-present-splash-party-hosted-at-the-national-hotel-miami-beach/


The final closing parties included Maxim Magazine’s afterparty Saturday night at HYDE Beach following the ultimate final party hosted by Eliad Cohen, in which he also debuted a new men’s swimwear fashion line worn by hot male models, truly rounded out the Miami Swim Week series of events.


Actor, Entrepreneur, Model & Celebrity HostEliad Cohen and the Boys ofEliad Cohen Storeduring the Official Miami Swim Week Closing Party


The Activations


During Miami Swim Week™ The Shows, guests had the opportunity to attend and watch swimwear fashion brands and stunning models hit the runways, but attendees were also able to attend the Hammock Shows at the New World Center where top Buyers from around the world could network with designers and fashionistas could shop their favorite new looks straight from the Miami Fashion Week runway. A PopUp Swimwear Market was hosted at Katsuya, inside of the SLS Hotel South Beach, as well as at the New World Center, featuring more than 60 swimwear and resort wear designers showcasing their new Summer 2023 swimwear collections.


The celebrities and influencers


Ninoska Vasquez and Liliana Montoya herself stole the show at Liliana Montoya’s Miami Swim Week closing runway show on Saturday night with her newest collection— La Diosa, which means “goddess” in Spanish.


SupermodelNinoska Vasquez and Model DesignerLiliana Montoya’s after her show


SupermodelNinoska Vasquez minutes before her catwalk during Liliana Montoya’s Runway Show @ SLS SoBe




Telemundo & NBC Universal fashionista and news anchor Daniella Duran were not only covering the angelic runway show put on by Lilian Montoya, but she was also in the runway show too! Not to mention HOLA TV , Style Culture TV, E! News and many more were in attendance covering the shows put on by DC Swim Week.


Latina models Keyshla and Paulo Diaz


Danish fashion model Zienna also walked in Liliana Montoya’s runway swimwear show.


Anna Swimwear designed by Miss NY USA,Anna Alimani, debuted her new collection featuring a variety of stunning swimwear looks and beautiful models of all ethnicities and shapes while also embracing a variety of stylish natural kinky hair styles.


Veronika Rajek walked in a two piece black and gold swimsuit forHekka & UpLive’s Miami Swim Week runway show.


Model and influencerAugusta Sloan hit the Miami Swim Week The Shows red carpet at the SLS Hotel South Beach on Friday, July 16, 2022.


Mystic Tan hosted dozens of top influencers and media officials in the brand’s signature suite activation providing yummy bites, champagne and a first look at the brands innovative new Mystic Tan® UnityTM Spray tan Booth.


Bodhi Runway Show During Miami Swim Week The Shows @ SLS SoBe


Miami’s very own Bodhi Miami captured guests' attention with their beautiful premium swimwear collection which also happens to donate a portion of each sale to Miami’s ocean conservation efforts.


Israeli fashion model Eden Fines backstage at Miami Swim Week The Shows on Friday, July 15, 2022.


Island Tribe’s Iconic Tulum-meets-Coachella Slow Fashion Swimwear & Resort Wear Vibes at Miami Swim Week 2022



Activities and Runway shows in Chronological Order


Check out our fabulous photos from our influencer dinner at Salvaje here and photo highlights from our Sea Spice VIP fashion media presentation featuring The Bungalow Bizaar.



By ML Staff Images Courtesy of Miami Swim Week Recap

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