Attention fashion junkies: Miami Swim Week 2019 returns to The Magic City on Thursday, July 12th! If you’re planning a midsummer stay at Washington Park Hotel South Beach, be sure to celebrate with a runway show, trade show, or swimwear-related event.

Runway Shows

Here are the two major venues hosting our favorite designer shows:

Paraiso

In addition to traditional runway shows with some of the hottest swimwear designers (Mikoh, Acacia, and Pit USA, anyone?), Parasio, held in Collins Park, will also feature a fair, augmented reality and virtual reality spaces, and digital scavenger hunts that grant access to VIP parties, exclusive events, and A-list performances.

Art Hearts Fashion

Celebrating their 10th consecutive year, Art Hearts Fashion will be surprising guests during Swim Week with innovation art activations, celebrity guest meetups, and sponsored swim goodies! Catch a show at the Faena Forum.

Trade Shows

If you’re lucky enough to make it into a trade show, expect to see exclusive, upcoming trends from top designers, including Bogart and Tracy, Cabana Life, Kuleana, Malai, and more. Make your way to SwimShow at the Miami Beach Convention center for over 2,500 curated lines, and Cabana at The Tents in Collins Park for an immersive experience that blends fashion, wellness, and art.

Trends

You can’t attend Swim Week without the perfect outfit — ideally, one that reflects showcased trends. Here are some of the top contenders:

  • Soft and silky hugh-power knits

  • “Distressed” recycled synthetics

  • Laser cuts with mesh, zippers, and zeon tape

  • Jacquard, lace, and velvet

  • Embroidery

  • “Liquid” faux leather

  • Cultural prints; Boho, African, retro and pop art

Oh, and don’t forget your swimsuit for after parties or a dip in our refreshing pool. Snag a suit at one of our favorite swimwear boutiques and enjoy some fun in the sun!