Glam’s Favorites from Miami Fashion Week Swim!

Aqua di Lara
Aqua di Lara
Cia.Marítima
Cia.Marítima
Dolores Cortés
Dolores Cortés
Éclairée
Éclairée
Kooey Australia
Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman
Nicolita
Nicolita
Red Carter
Red Carter
Rica
Rica
Tory Burch
Tory Burch
Angela Martini
Aqua di Lara Aqua di Lara Cia.Marítima Cia.Marítima Dolores Cortés Dolores Cortés Éclairée Éclairée Kooey Australia Mara Hoffman Mara Hoffman Mara Hoffman Nicolita Nicolita Red Carter Red Carter Rica Rica Tory Burch Tory Burch Angela Martini
By Bianca Posterli July 24, 2012
One pieces dominated the runway, with sexier sentiments thanks to embellishments and peekaboo details.
Caftans and color choice stole the show at Aqua Di Lara, which showed designer Reyhan Sofraci's love of lingerie with nude moments, cut outs in innovative locations, and sheer paneling.
Always a favorite on the bikini scene, Benny Rosset brought tropical delights, neon hues, and animal prints to the newest Cia.Maritima collection.
Coral, warm yellows, and jade greens decorated the Cia.Maritima bikinis and monokinis, flowing into airy chiffon cover-ups.
When it comes to one pieces, they've certainly made a comeback, but as evidenced by pieces on the Dolores Cortés runway, these are clearly not your mother's bathing suits.
Color, color, and more color! Bright pinks, vibrant greens, and dazzling purples decorated the Dolores Cortés runway in the form of bikinis, monokinis, and coverups.
Slightly sporty but still girlie, the Eclairee girl mixes SCUBA vacations with St Tropez getaways.
Designed by a former bathing suit model, Kelly Carrington debuted her inspiration in a collection that drew from on screen sirens Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich.
Blues in multiple ocean hues dominated the Kooey Australia collection, but we fell for the beautiful combination of a bandeau top and elegant harem pants.
With braided details, basket weaving, and fringe, Mara defined the collection's ideal girl as a Desert Outlaw Gypsy.
Models' legs were accessorized with (temporary) feather tattoos and adorned with Pamela Love jewelry, finishing off the desert gypsy vibe.
Mara's signature prints came into play on both swimwear and coverups, mixed with high waisted bottoms, textured hair, and a delightfully bohemian take on footwear thanks to Frye boots.
Jewel tones, ruffles, and precious adornments graced the Nicolita collection, drawing on inspiration from Cuba in the '40s.
With design help from Christina Milian, the Nicolita collection transported us to a hot Havana night, complete with pin up girl bangs and leopard prints.
Graphic and tribal prints, along with sparkles, shimmers, and bright hues made up the Red Carter disco safari.
The runway may have been in hot and steamy Miami, but it certainly felt like we stepped back in time to Studio 54, thanks to the Red Carter collection!
For her debut showing at Miami Fashion Week, Ava employed two of the season's biggest trends: sheer and cutouts.
Drawing on inspiration from her grandmother and sisters' fashion taste, Rica designer Ava Sanjurjo handcrafts her swimwear and coverups with luxurious fabrics from Spain.
In her first presentation during Miami Fashion Week Swim, Tory Burch dreamt up a collection which plays on pretty pattern work that's expressedly Tory.
Tory's resort designs provide the ideal collection of bikinis, tunics, and accessories that'll take you from the Hamptons to Turks & Caicos.
For her debut swimwear showing, model turned designer Angela Martini proved the beauty of brights and basics – playing up statement making hues with sleek shapes and delicate body jewelry. 
Sultry swimwear designers brought their best and brightest to Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim for another season of brilliant bikini designs. Editors and swimwear enthusiasts were treated to creations from Tory Burch to Cia.Maritima and Red Carter to Aqua Di Lara, only to increase everyone's desire to run away for a tropical weekend spent wearing bathing suits exclusively. Here are a few of Glam's favorite designs from the runways!
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