Your Ultimate Swim Week Recap

And here you thought models were the only ones not eating during Swim Week. Try covering 15 shows in 4 days. But if you weren’t able to make it this year, not to worry, as luck would have it Fashion Whipped had you covered. Condensed for your viewing and reading pleasure are some the most coveted shows from 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. So sit back, grab a drink and soak it all up.

6 Shore Road – Cutouts, high-waisted bikinis and cover-ups galore. These designs were full of old Hollywood glamor with a modern twist.

Photos by Cliff Comfort

A.Che – Loved their ultra feminine one pieces and their skillful use of lace inlay. Bravo!

Aguaclara – Must-have luscious and sexy animal prints. Very refreshing.

Photos by Cliff Comfort
Caitlin Kelly – Pretty awesome for her first solo show, not to mention dive into the world of luxury swimwear design. (I know, I couldn’t help myself). On a professional note, her pieces were superb; sleek and simple with just the right amount of sparkle to dazzle the crowd. Perfect for that lavish pool party you were invited to. But an item that stole the show was a multifunctional piece that looked like it could have been styled a myriad different ways, an item that Kelly herself referred to as having “Endless Possibilities.”

Photos by Cliff Comfort
Chloé – The less is more policy is often the case with this fashion house. These gorgeous, minimalistic swimsuits were no exception. Although it was Chloé’s first time showing at Swim Week, they stayed true to themselves. Showcasing mostly solid suits with small amount of piping, all calling attention to the female form while still leaving some things to the imagination. Très chic!

Photos by Cliff Comfort

Maaji – Whimsical yet wearable. This young team of designers really knows how to appeal to our girly side. I absolutely loved the eye patches and pirate hats on the runway and the fun and flirty juxtaposed prints.

Photos by Cliff Comfort

Sauvage – I was blown away by their sophisticated prints and the finest attention to detail. Each suit looked like a small piece of treasure I wanted to keep.

Photos by Cliff Comfort

Beach Bunny – This show drew quite the crowd. No surprise there, with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Beach Bunny Supermodel Irina Shayk sitting crossed legged in the front row along with gal pals Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal, Julie Henderson, and Ocean Drive cover model Hannah Davisin.


Irina watched with delight as her designs for Beach Bunny come to life on the runway. As far as the rest of us, we watched these Barbie like creatures strut their stuff on the catwalk, while taking copious notes on what pieces from the 2014 collection we couldn’t live without.

Vix Paula Hermanny – This show had a profound effect on me in that it made me fall in love with an object. The object being a riveting rich red bikini that mesmerized me midway through the show and admittingly still comes to me in my dreams. I was like a bull lured by a red cape. I now know with certainty, that this bikini will one day be mine.
Mara Hoffman – Not only did I get to meet and hang out with this inspirational free-spirited designer but I got to witness firsthand how much of her personal style is infused in her designs. It was Mara Hoffman’s 5th time showing at MBWF Swim. This year awarding her with the prestigious “Mercedes-Benz Presents” title. To celebrate the joyous occasion, a one-of-a-kind Mara Hoffman print wrapped E-Class Cabriolet was making it’s rounds all around South Beach during Swim Week.


Mara Hoffman’s 2014 Resort Swim Collection was visibly inspired by the mythology and mysticism of India. Her uniquely magical and primitively tribal prints were made even more alluring by her use of vibrant colors and tassels. Who doesn’t love tassels and more importantly, who doesn’t love Mara Hoffman?

Style Saves – This was the third annual Style Saves event, talking place at Soho Beach House combining the love of fashion with the love for others. The clothes for the show were provided by Atrium boutique and benefited underprivileged students.

Photos by Mayra Roubach

L*Space – A household name in swimwear, this season L*Space showed us how seamlessly embrace the pairing of mismatched tops and bottoms. The colors from the collection from pretty pastels to earthy browns were fantastic. And the way each look was styled was really liberating. I’ve always been a huge fan but after attending this show, I’ve now honed in on one particular seafoam green bikini that I need to have.
Minimale Animale – Very Cali chic, Cassandra Kellogg’s designs are reminiscent of the young, hip culture of American Apparel girl meets Flash Dancer. Her mix of fabric particularly the mesh lends to a sexy silhouette while the designs remain playful and fun. For those of you not yet familiar with the brand and daring enough to wear these swimsuits, I know I am, just know that you will most definitely be center of attention.
Most of this swimwear won’t be available until the Fall or even Winter but isn’t it always better to know what to look for in advance?