Swim Week Miami 2015
As the world’s largest and must attend gathering of Swimwear designers and buyers Swim Week Miami 2015, Hammock, Funkshion and LDJ Swim Miami all participated. A heady brew of Fashion Shows, Lounges and Parties were dispersed throughout Miami Beach with pop up events as far afield as the burgeoning Wynwood District. There was such a plethora of invitations that all attendees were able to mix ‘trade’ with ‘pleasure’ while indulging in previews of collections that mere mortals will not experience until the Fall Cruise Season or Spring-Summer of 2016.
The Planet Fashion TV event unified the week, bringing, together models, buyers, press and fashion lovers from all five continents. With Smartwater ™ keeping guests hydrated on a night of hyper humidity; Planet Fashion TV’s opening Runway Show spanned the Olympic Size pool unveiling the Lacoste and Chuck Handy Swim.
The audience was wowed by a triumphant performance by Julio Iglesias Jr. fresh from a whirlwind European tour where he shared the stage with Senor Iglesias.
The highly charged opening night of exquisitely attired revelers saw visual and fashion innovators making a name for themselves. Early in the night a VIP garden cocktail unveiled swimwear presentations by Chio, Ritchie Swimwear, VIBE Swimwear and with hand fashioned adornments by Charli Girls. Vocalists Natasha Haynes and newly signed Sony recording artist, Miesa performed pop hits.
Guests were treated to a delectable, Asian inspired buffet and bottomless goblets of California’s Cryptic Wines and varietals from Four Vines Winery. Pangea Wine and Spirits presented several double gold, award winning spirits with 49th Parallel Ultra-Premium Vodka as the first vodka in North America to carry a “Certified Gluten-Free” and “GMO free” designation.
The green hedged poolside retreat was magically transformed into a verdant secret garden and lounge by Paul Sokolski of Designs of the Future, and Vasiliki Karlin of Nayked Botanicals paid homage to a lavish Boho ambiance. The chic clique of guests glittered and giggled at a two part event that most found inaccessible unless they were on ‘the list’.
Internationally acclaimed producer Celia Evans is confident that hosting her annual ‘swim reveal’ in Miami Beach with SWIMMIAMI further assured the show’s success.
A collaborative effort of many divergent moving parts further attests to Evans mastery in coordinating Fashion driven, digital content productions, media extravaganzas and fashion shows as far afield as Cannes, Monaco and Los Angeles. With additional creative assistance by the debonair celebrity stylist Shervan MClain, Rocco Donna Salon, Francois Huynh and Cristiane Roget of AdAvenue Group Paris and VIPictures, Rene Mejia Designs, Kimberly Marins and Victoria Worship furthered an atmosphere where fashion genius and glorious excess merge.
Upcoming blue chip gatherings are being planned by Sea Star Films/Planet Fashion TV for the pop up Art Basil Culinary Celebration and the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. “It is gratifying that the official opening debut at SWIMMIAMI presented by Planet Fashion TV at W South Beach was such a resounding success,” Evans smiled with a sigh of relief.
About PLANET FASHION TV
Based in Miami Beach, FL, Planet Fashion TV is produced by Sea Star Films, a full-service commercial, TV and event production company. Planet Fashion TV can be found Internationally on ABS-CBN, The Filipino Channel, Lifetime Network, Myx, The Beach Channel, Barcelo, CableVision del Caribe, CMET, Cablemax, Iberostar MCR, and www.planetfashiontv.com
LDJ and SBI, two leading fashion production companies have partnered to create SWIMMIAMI presented by smartwater® and W Hotels Worldwide, as a platform for designers seeking to present their 2016 collections set to International Runway standards. LDJ has been a fixture at NYFW for many years and currently partners with IMG for NYFW as well as other fashion events internationally. LDJ and SBI have both had an integral role in Miami Swim Week for the last ten years. LDJ has had a role as venue managers and show producers for IMG at The Raleigh Miami Beach since the event began and SBI has provided all of the scenic elements. The two production companies teamed up this season to ensure a world-class runway experience for the swim industry. A full schedule and information about the event can be viewed at SWIMMIAMICOLLECTIONS.COM.
About Julio Iglesias Jr.
International Artist Julio Iglesias Jr will perform his modern day remake of his father’s hit song “Vous Les Femmes”. Since his last U.S. album release of Tercera Dimension, Julio has recorded three albums abroad. In addition to music, Julio also acts, hosts, and models. Currently, Julio is opening act for his father’s European tour, which has been a dream realized for them both.