Ever since IMG, who owns Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, canceled their main swim week events at the Raleigh, socialites and fashionistas everywhere have been scratching their heads, waiting for the endless invites to attend pop-up parties and booze-filled, bikini clad bashes.
Although there are still plenty of swimsuits and models to check out this year, things seem a bit quieter and much more exclusive..
Trade shows will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) and Funkshion Fashion Week returns to Collins Park (between 21st and 22nd Street on Collins Avenue). In addition, check out all things swim related on SwimWeekCalendar.com. The official swim week hotels hosting runway shows are SLS, Thompson, Setai and the Soho Beach House.
Here's a list of some events that are open to the public (note: RSVPs are available on a first come basis).
Peroni Emerging Designer Series
Ten finalists will showcase their swimsuit designs inspired by Italian desigs, along with a runway show featuring last year's Emerging Designer winner, Carolin Authenreith.
Hours: 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Info: SlS Hotel, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; Peroniemergingdesigners.eventbrite.com
Swim Miami 2016
Planet Fashion TV hosts a poolside party featuring Lacoste's yachting inspired swim collection.
The event will also feature a live performance by handsome Latin crooner, Julio Iglesias Jr.
Hours: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Info: W Hotel, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot as Hell
Sharleen Ernster, a former swimsuit designer for fashion brands such as Guess and Victoria's Secret, debuts her first collection at Ocho inside the Soho Beach House. Sounds by DJ Alexandra Richards and a special surprise guest.
Hours: 10 p.m. - midnight
Info: 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; email@example.com
Luli Fama After Party
Following the runway debut of their new collection, "Dream Catcher," Miamians Lourdes "Luli" Hanimian and her brother-in-law Augusto Hanimian, will host an afterparty inside the Funkshion Tent at Collins Park.
Hours: 10 p.m. – midnight
Info: 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; firstname.lastname@example.org
Escape Miami Style Lounge
Enjoy mini treatments such as manicures, massages, make-up applications, beard trims, brow bar, and braids at this outdoor poolside party. There will also be a fashion show where you can shop right off of the runway.
Hours: 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Info: Shelbourne, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; Eventbrite.com
Exhale Spa: Swim Week Editon
Catch a fashion show, and toin yoga teacher Marisol Tamez for a morning class (bring your own mat). After, enjoy free mini-spa treatments including manicures, acupuncture, and a glam braid bar.
Hours: 11 – 4 p.m.
Info: Nikki Beach, One Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; Eventbrite.com
Swim Week Pool Party
Make a splash at the Broken Shaker's weekly outdoor soiree, which will showcase swim and resortwear from local designers such as I Shien 365. Sounds by Legs Benedict, Dude Skywalker, and Gooddroid. Free drinks from 2 - 4 p.m. with RSVP.
Hours: 2 – 8 p.m.
Info: Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach.