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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Jessie & D’Lila Combs open the show for Liberty and Justice

During the week of July 3-9, the fashion world once again turned its attention to the vibrant showcase of talent at Miami Swim Week The Shows. The event, renowned for its celebration of swimwear, attracted fashion enthusiasts who eagerly embraced the runway’s creativity, energy, and unmistakable sense of style. This year was no exception, with a roster of talent that brought creativity, energy, and an undeniable sense of style to the runway. 

The event made waves from day one, featuring the Opening Kickoff Runway Show and Charity Event benefiting The Little Lighthouse Foundation. Despite the occasionally stormy South Florida weather, the largest swim festival in the world, Miami Swim Week The Shows, remained undeterred.

Hosted at the SLS South Beach, designers revealed the latest swimwear trends. With one-shoulder pieces, floral prints, cut-outs, and long sleeve bathing suits in vogue, the styles were as eclectic as they were eye-catching.

Millennial was privileged to attend the wet and wild event and walked away celebrating a whole new appreciation for swim and summer designs! Here are our picks for the top five designers that stole the show:

#1 – Ema Savahl: The Queen of Swimwear

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; (Left to Right), Designer Ema Koja, Models Maggie Ulmer & Jasmine Chola

Ema Koja, the designer behind Ema Savahl, kicked off the show with a romantic collection of haute couture swimwear. Her work would make Game of Thrones’ “Mother of Dragons” Daenerys Targaryen exceptionally proud. Each piece was a marvel in itself, from iridescent dragon scale suits to stunning laurel lace lingerie.

But another jaw dropper was Miss Universe Albania herself, Cindy Marina, who stole the spotlight as she graced the runway with her mesmerizing presence. Opening the show, she captivated the audience in a breathtaking “Phoenix Rising” iridescent scaled suit, adorned with a chiffon cape that flowed like majestic wings.

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Cindy Marina (Miss Universe Albania) in Phoenix Rising

Halfway through she hit the runway with a show-stopping flesh-tone bodysuit embellished with black polka dots and onyx-inspired gemstones, accompanied by a regal floppy hat and enhanced with armband trains that left spectators speechless. 

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Cindy Marina (Miss Universe Albania)

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Cindy Marina (Miss Universe Albania)

Ema Savahl, renowned as the Queen of swimwear, once again proved her unmatched design prowess through these awe-inspiring creations.

#2 – Amarotto Swimwear: Couture Swim Collection with Latin Flare

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; (Left to Right), Model Andrea Dos Santos, Designer Sandra Valencia, Model Maggie Ulmer

Following Ema Savahl, Amarotto Swimwear kept the momentum going with another couture swim collection. This year’s “Renacer” collection made a striking statement at the fashion forefront, showcasing an exquisite fusion of macrame, fringe, and Western-inspired boots. 

Embracing the current trend of bold Barbie-core aesthetics, her palette of trending reds and pinks exuded an unapologetic allure. Among the standout pieces that commanded attention was a cream macrame bodysuit, adorned with a captivating fringe shoulder cape, which reigned supreme and exuded an air of elegance.

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Laura Margesin

Transporting us to a realm of aquatic enchantment, there was a green mermaid-inspired net skirt, beautifully accentuated by a glistening gold belt and chain.

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Glorie Gilkey

And let’s not overlook the crimson macrame bathing suit, which epitomized sensuality and daring style with its embellishments of shoulder-to-floor fringe.

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Jasmine Chola

Sandra Valencia, the brilliant mind behind these captivating creations, infuses her designs with a mesmerizing Latin flair. Women gracing the sands of La Playa at Burning Man would undoubtedly feel privileged to don these remarkable pieces of wearable art.

#3 – Paola Estefania: Glitter and Glamour

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Designer Paola Estefania with daughters

Paola Estefania’s collection added a sparkle to the runway, with glittery swimsuits, goddess-inspired chiffons, and billowy cover-ups that screamed Miami elegance.

This collection shimmered and dazzled the audience, commanding the spotlight with its radiant display of sparkles and sequins. Evoking a celestial aesthetic, the rhinestone studded suits exuded an ethereal charm that captivated onlookers. 

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Racquel Reyes

Hailing from Venezuela, Paola Estefania’s unique swimwear line showed how night-time glamor could effortlessly translate to beachwear, and infuse the essence of Miami’s vibrant evenings onto the main stage.

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Model Haylee Michaelski

Attitude, grace, and elegance only begin to encapsulate the breathtaking experience she brought forth to the runway.

#4 – Liberty & Justice: A Vibrant Display of Color and Design

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Liberty and Justice Designer Georgie Badiel walks the runway with Jessie and D’Lila Combs

Day 2 of Miami Swim Week The Shows commenced with a resplendent display of African-made resort and swimwear by the renowned label Liberty & Justice.

The runway came alive with a distinctive collection of above-the-elbow swim-ready gloves, a strikingly unique and elegant addition to the fashion landscape. Stealing the spotlight were the show-stopping solid bright color capes and skirts that effortlessly commanded attention. 

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Liberty and Justice

Amidst the illustrious lineup, was Jessie and D’Lila Combs, twin daughters of the iconic Sean “Diddy” Combs, who made their runway debut with the captivating new “Barbiecore” collection by Liberty & Justice.

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Liberty and Justice Models

Imbued with an air of exclusivity, these extraordinary creations are now available at Target, allowing fashion enthusiasts to embrace their inherent allure.

#5 – Humans x Sanxtuary: A Splash of Punk Vibes

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Humans the Brand Designer Troy Sylvester with Melinda Berry

Troy Sylvester, the visionary behind Humans the Brand, joined forces with the daring jewelry brand, The Sanxuary, igniting the runway with electrifying late 90s and early 2000s punk vibes. In a sea of fashion creations, their unique swim collection emerged as a trailblazer, fearlessly incorporating denim into the lineup. 

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© Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for DC Swim Week; Humans the Brand in collaboration with jewelry designer Sanxuary

From edgy bodysuits to oversized carpenter pants, Humans the Brand unleashed an explosion of fresh and youthful energy upon the show. Channeling the rebellious spirit of punk, the looks were adorned with piercing details, boasting belt loops adorned with piercings and swimwear tops embellished with faux nipple piercings. These audacious moves showcased the brilliant creativity of this emerging brand hailing from the vibrant streets of Los Angeles

With their hunger for success and undeniable talent, we eagerly anticipate seeing this young and dynamic team at Paris Fashion Week in the years to come . Get ready for the future as Humans the Brand sets the fashion world ablaze!

Wrapping Up Miami Swim Week The Shows

As the show came to an end, it became abundantly clear that this extravaganza had once again delivered an awe-inspiring celebration of fashion and boundless creativity. With each designer gracing the stage, their distinctive visions and unparalleled ingenuity left an indelible imprint on the tapestry of Miami’s fashion landscape.

Beyond the runway, it was the grand spectacle of Miami itself, flawlessly interwoven with the artistry of these designers, that truly ignited the senses. A week where one could breathe in the very spirit of South Beach, as captured through the lens of world-class brands and emerging talent. The city pulsated with the effervescent energy of this remarkable event.

Yet, amidst the symphony of fashion, it was the daring designers who fearlessly claimed the limelight, leaving onlookers awestruck and inspired. They carved their names into the halls of fashion history, reminding us that Miami Swim Week The Shows is an unparalleled stage where dreams transform into reality, and where the boundaries of creativity are forever shattered.