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DESIGNER PROFILE

Getting Energized With Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens

By Deborah Belgum | July 7, 2016

Designer Amahlia Stevens’ swim collection is designed, sourced and produced in Southern California with an eye toward fit, fashion and sustainability.

LA Swim

LA Swim

Swim and lingerie labels hit the runway at Los Angeles Swim Week as Miami Swim Week was closing.

Miami Swim Week: San Lorenzo

Miami Swim Week: San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo’s barely-there bikinis and one-pieces were rendered floral and feminine for the Spring 2017 line, which was showcased on the runway on July 17 at the Lycra Swim Salon at the W South Beach hotel during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week: Gottex

Miami Swim Week: Gottex

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Gottex introduced its Cruise 2017 collection on July 16 at the W South Beach hotel during Miami Swim Week with a mix of the brand’s classic style elevated with bold metallics and racy silhouettes.

Miami Swim Week: Hammock

Miami Swim Week: Hammock

This year’s Hammock runway show—held July 15 at the W South Beach hotel during Miami Swim Week—was a departure from the standard romp.

Miami Swim Week: ViX by Paula Hermanny

Miami Swim Week: ViX by Paula Hermanny

Rich, burnt colors, animal prints, and stripes were present throughout ViX by Paula Hermmany’s Spring 2017 collection, which featured swimsuits, accessories and ready-to-wear resort pieces on the runway at Funkshion Miami Fashion Week on July 15.

Miami Swim Week: Lee+Lani

Miami Swim Week: Lee+Lani

Los Angeles–based swimwear brand Lee+Lani debuted its 2017 line at a runway show on July 15 at Funkshion Fashion Week during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week: Cruise 2017

Miami Swim Week: Cruise 2017

Cruise 2017 swim season is underway in Miami Beach with a packed line-up of swimwear runway shows and trade shows.

Swim Trends: The Beach Scene—Cruise 2017

Swim Trends: The Beach Scene—Cruise 2017

Swimwear designers are turning up the heat as they head to Miami to debut Cruise ’17.

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Rainforest Retreat

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Rainforest Retreat

Inspired by exotic vacations to locales from the Amazon and Southern Yucatan to Indonesia and sub-Saharan Africa, the tropical rainforest serves as the backdrop for innovative and beautifully designed swimwear.

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Textile Trends

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Amaiò Swim: Cross-Cultural Collection Inspired by Couture

Amaiò Swim: Cross-Cultural Collection Inspired by Couture

Samantha Khoury, the designer of Los Angeles–based Amaiò Swim, spent her early years traveling between the east and west coasts of the United States as well as France and Lebanon. This cross-cultural and cross-continental upbringing informs her recently launched swimwear collection, which is also inspired by Khoury’s studies in studio fine arts, literature and fashion design.

Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

Koru Swimwear is based in Florida but inspired by New Zealand. Founder Julie Stine drew on her New Zealander heritage when she named her swimwear collection for the Maori word for “spiral,” which symbolizes new life, hope, spiritual growth, purity and peace.

Kacey|Shana: From Beach to Poolside to Yoga Studio

Kacey|Shana: From Beach to Poolside to Yoga Studio

The Kacey|Shana collection is designed to adapt to an active lifestyle that may include swimming, surfing, lounging poolside or hitting the gym.

Australian Label We Are Handsome Relocating to L.A.

Australian Label We Are Handsome Relocating to L.A.

We Are Handsome designers Jeremy and Katinka Somers launched their swimwear collection in 2009 with an emphasis on the couple’s shared love for travel, design and “the occasional tropical adventure.”

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