What – and Where – to Drink During Miami Swim Week 2018

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This July 12th through 17th, the fashion shows of the Miami Swim Week 2018, and the trade show, Swim Show, will showcase the latest in swimwear, resort wear and accessory collections from across the globe.  This annual week in July draws international swimwear designers, buyers, models and fashion influencers to Miami Beach, the swim fashion capital of the world.

We’ve put together a few of the best runway shows and special events, plus the perfect cocktail destinations for a thirsty fashion crowd needing a break between Miami Swim Week events:

Miami Swim Week Shows

Bikini.Com X NewMARK Models

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Bikini.com and newMARK Models debut, at the Delano Hotel South Beach, in a collaborative effort and a shared belief that all women of all ages, shapes, and sizes can rock a bathing suit.  The pre-show cocktail hour and after party will feature DJ Sam Black, and with Drinkade, Smashbox + VLADA Petal Metal Collection, Sigma Beauty, Quay Sunglasses and DB Blow Bar sponsoring the event.

Thursday, July 12, 10pm show; pre-show cocktail hour at 8:30pm, and after party at 10:30pm at the Doheny Room at Delano

Delano Hotel South Beach, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

PARAISO Fashion Fair Shows

PARAISO Fashion Fair debuts on Miami Beach as the ultimate destination for resort, swim, fashion and lifestyle industries.  The multi-day fashion fair is taking over Collins Park, and the surrounding area, to feature some of the most coveted runway show names in swimwear ACACIA, Monday Swimwear, Pitusa, Stone Fox Swim, Sinesia Karol, Luli Fama, Maaji, MIKOH, Gigi C, Montce, Eberjey and Aguaclara.

Aguaclara 2019 Collection

The Aguaclara 2019 collection, from South America’s leading swimwear company, is inspired by Amazonian exuberance, and showcases gorgeous bikinis, sexy one-pieces and sophisticated beach gowns that can be taken straight from the beach into the warm summer evening.

Friday July 13th at 7.30 pm

Funkshion Tent Runway, on Collins Avenue and 21st Street, Miami Beach

ACACIA 2019 Collection

ACACIA is a collection of swim and ready to wear founded by Naomi Acacia Newirth, who’s designs are inspired by her love of travel, and the beaches of Maui that she grew up on.

Saturday, July 14th, with cocktails at 6pm, followed by the Runway Show at 7pm.

Parking Garage, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Planet Fashion TV Runway Shows

Planet Fashion TV, led by Celia Evans, is a full-service TV and event production company which is hosting some of Swim Week’s hottest runway shows and parties –flowing with Lamborghini Champagne and Whispering Angel Rosé.  Planet Fashion covers the exclusive world of luxury fashion in NY, Paris Milan and London, then goes beyond that to reveal undiscovered talent, beauty and trends in Africa, India, Russia, Scandinavia, Asia, Latin America and beyond.

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Mag Chop Swimwear

MagChop swimwear is a unique new art-based brand that focuses on the artistry of the trending, nationally recognized collage artist Kenny Ruiz.  The 2019 collection has elements of urban-meets-rock and roll.

Saturday, July 14, at 7pm

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

NashBeach‘s 2019 The Mod Futura Collection

NashBeach‘s 2019 The Mod Futura Collection is a progression of the mod 60’s theme into what mod could look like in the future -using textiles and colors are cutting edge, using the latest technologies that allows the garment to become like a second skin.

Saturday, July 14, at 10pm

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Cocktails

Piña Colada at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co

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Sure to be the best you ever had, this tropical cocktail is blended with Sweet Liberty 3 Rum Blend, Pineapple, Coconut Cream, Jamaican Coffee Beans, and Pedro Ximénez Sherry float.

237 20th Street #B, Miami Beach, mysweetliberty.com

Lawn Flamingo at Matador Bar

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Bold and flavorful; made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Torres Spanish Brandy, Aperol, Grapefruit, Guava, Lime, and Peychaud’s Bitters.

2901 Collins Avenue (inside The Miami Beach EDITION), Miami Beach, matadorroom.com

The Mermaid At Stiltsville Fish Bar

This tiki-inspired cocktail is made with Elyx Vodka, passion fruit pearls, vanilla bean, lime juice and bubbles.

1787 Purdy Avenue (Sunset Harbor), Miami Beach, stiltsvillefishbar.com

Desert Daisy at Stubborn Seed Miami Beach

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An exceptional take on the Margarita that is wonderfully floral, citrusy and peppery; Olmeca Los Altos Blanco Tequila, Brovo #4 Amaro, Beet, Orange Bell Pepper, Habanero, Carrot, and Lime. Garnished with carrot salt and edible flower.

101 Washington Avenue (South of Fifth), Miami Beach; stubbornseed.com

Special Events

Coterie Pop-Up at Faena Bazaar

The shop, Coterie: Pop-up, will transform the three-story bazaar into an immersive, Instagrammable shopping experience with luxury designer, ready-to-wear resort, beauty and home goods of over 30 brands from around the world. Complimentary light bites and champagne will be served.

Wednesday, July 11th – Wednesday, July 18th, from 10 am to 6pm

3400 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Planet Fashion TV Swim Pop-Up

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Beauty lounge and gifting suite featuring Calysee Cosmetics, Maricha Jewelry, Hype Nails and F2F Studio Beauty Bar.  Refreshments from Lamborghini Champagne, LaCroix Sparkling Water, Titos Vodka, Whispering Angel and Palm Roses.

Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, from 5pm to 10pm

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Flamingle Brunch at Seaspice

This chic spot, with an outdoor patio on the Miami River, will host the Brazilian brand Lybethras Swimwear show with live music and entertainment. Sip on a chilled flamingo cocktail by Absolut Elyx paired with delicious signature dishes from the a la carte brunch menu (RSVP and table reservations suggested).

Sunday, July 15, at 11am

Seaspice, 422 NW North River Drive, Miami

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