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Free and open-to-the-public swimwear fashion week events

Staff Writer

Most of Miami Swim Week is velvet roped-off.

But there are some events open to the public during the week-long flurry of catwalk capers, designer parties and product launches.

Here’s what you can attend:


Splashion - a free fashion party and runway show from 8 to 11 p.m. featuring the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders in looks from Cuban Rice, Jag, Jantzen, La Martina, My Boyfriend’s Closet and Laundry. DJ Irie will be on the turntables and Jason Derulo will sing. The event is at Mansion Nightclub, 1235 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. Go to to RSVP (if filled, keep checking back).


Ready, Set, Swim – at this free event, Solar will debut their 2014 collection of "Tan-Thru" swimsuits at a party from 6 to 10 p.m. with a runway show and pop-up shops at the rooftop hot spot Highbar atop Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. RSVP to

Wednesday – Monday

Funkshion – free (for the first 100 people who sign-up) swimwear, resortwear and lingerie runway shows staged at the SLS Hotel South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. For a full schedule, go to To RSVP, email


Untapped Fashion & Music – starting at 8 p.m., this free showcase of eight designers (including swimwear, ready-to-wear, resortwear, footwear and accessories) will feature models in live installations around the rooftop pool of the Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. RSVP to

Thursday - Sunday

Swimtastic Summer Pop Up Shop – from noon to 9 p.m. there will be swimwear, resortwear, beauty products and freebie giveaways in the lobby of the Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

Saturday – Sunday

SPF Sand, Play, Fashion - Nikki Beach Miami Beach hosts free beachfront swim shows, pop-up boutiques and live entertainment on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is also a fundraiser for March of Dimes. Nikki Beach is at 1 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. RSVP at

Everything But Water live streaming fashion shows – the 72-store retail chain will be live streaming at the runway shows of Mara Hoffman (8 p.m. Saturday); ViX Swimwear (9 p.m. Saturday); L*Space by Monica Wise (6 p.m. Sunday) and Luli Fama (8 p.m. Sunday). The buying team will be watching customer picks for what they should stock for the resort 2014 season.

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