PHOTOS: Latest swimwear trends hit runway in Miami Beach

Models walk the runway wearing Barraca Chic swimwear, Thursday, July 18, 2013 in at the MBFW Swim fashion show in Miami Beach. The swim ware, for the holiday colllection,  is embellished with Swarovski crystals, sand and stones. The swimwear line is from Zurich. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Models walk the runway wearing Barraca Chic swimwear, Thursday, July 18, 2013 in at the MBFW Swim fashion show in Miami Beach. The swim ware, for the holiday colllection, is embellished with Swarovski crystals, sand and stones. The swimwear line is from Zurich. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

— The latest swimwear fashions are hitting the runway in Miami Beach.

Nearly three dozen designers are showcasing their latest swimwear collections at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014. Swim week started on Thursday and ends on Monday.

Mara Hoffman, known for her boho-chic looks and unique prints, has been given this year's title of "Mercedes-Benz Presents" Designer.

Fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore, Betsey Johnson and Tory Burch are also showing collections during swim week, along with designers from Brazil, Colombia and Miami.

Last year's shows took a nod from the past, with retro-inspired looks from high waist briefs and the pinup girl look of the 1950s to the Studio 54 and Dolce Vita eras of the '60s and '70s.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features