Five designers debuted stunning collections in the Paraiso tent during Miami Swim week giving a glimpse into the next generation of talent in the swimwear industry. The curated collection of designers featured a sustainable brand, Origin of Oceans; a brand using eco-friendly fabrics, KB Swimwear; a brand led by an Aboriginal designer hailing from Australia, Message in a Bottle (MIB); a “Mommy and Me” brand with boys and girls suits, LainSnow; an influencer led brand featuring both swim and resort pieces, Meghan Mae Swimwear. Checkout out favorite swimwear looks below.
Origin of Oceans Spring/Summer 2023 collection spoke sunshine with its gorgeous array of reds, oranges, yellows, and golds. The full transition from sunrise to sunset inspired the collection, appropriately titled “Here Comes The Sun”. Stunning swimwear pieces in psychedelic prints and adorned with handmade embroidery brought the runway alive just as the day wakes life.
KBSWIM’s Resort 2023 Collection was a take on the complexities of the 5 Elements of Nature. Each Element was represented through different forms, styles, feelings, textures and colors from the designers view point. Truly a suit for everyone, the runway was filled with a range of misty blue hues reminiscent of dusk and rich, vibrant, spicy reds. As a brand that prides itself in sustainability, all fabrics are made from pre and post consumer products transformed into regenerated nylon called Econyl as well as recycled polyester called Repreve. Some influential fans of KBSWIM include Dani Leigh, Jena Frumes, and Addison Rae.
From Brisbane to Miami, Message in the Bottle – The Label’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection, Born by the Sea, showcased contemporary Indigenous artwork from Indigenous Artist, Robert Paul. MIB’s debut collection was inspired by Robert Paul and Grace Power’s country, Bowen QLD Australia. The artwork materialized the swirls of the ocean, the bright colors and native sea creatures they grew up with.
Neon, 90s and retro summer vibes characterized LainSnow’s latest swimwear collection. Available now, the mom and me swimsuits were not only on trend with their ribbed fabric and bright neon colors, but they also give postpartum bodies a flattering silhouette and unrivaled held-in feeling. This collection was inspired by moms and families traveling around the world who want to be able to spot their child easily on the beach or swimming, so they’reir not only fun but functional.
Megan Mae’s Charisma Collection, available now online, expanded on their already popular colors and styles with attractive prints and unique new designs. Designer and influencer, Megan Mae Stevens was inspired on a recent trip to Greece to create swimsuits in cinnamon, lilac and champagne hues and organic green and wavy blue prints.
By Kinya Claiborne, Style & Society