Four designers will present their string-bikini goodness at the rooftop pool deck at the Gansevoort using Miami Dolphin cheerleaders as models—the best example of resourcefulness we've ever seen. Toast the genius of it all while sipping complimentary Grey Goose cocktails.
Been a Thong Time
Your Definitive Guide to Bikini Week
Last night you had a dream that there was a special week of fashion coming up, in which the entire city of Miami would be infiltrated by beautiful women in bikinis. And then you woke up and realized that Fashion Week Swim is very real, and it starts tomorrow.
On Friday you'll want to call in sick, head to the oceanfront tiki hideaway at the tip of South Beach and watch as it transforms into a lazy, daylong bikini-ganza. A.Z. Araujo Collection will trot out its latest beach gear, and the cabana beds will fill up with the usual potpourri of models, publicists and a sprinkling of South American designers.
Miami textile co. Krelwear will be holding court at the Standard all weekend, composing its tiny Krel-2-Go pieces and showcasing its designs on a variety of leggy locals. On Saturday, it's partnering with Shameless Burlesque and food artist Jason Hedges for a burlesque show/BBQ that's sure to be one of the best burlesque shows/BBQs you ever experience.
Free cocktails and bags of swag like beach towels, sunglasses and vintage summer reading books await at this sunset party at Tommy Hilfiger's flagship boutique on Collins. Consider it a fashion week party that just skips straight to the gift bags and open bar without the hassle of actually having to watch a runway.
We can't promise there'll be actual bikinis on display at this cocktail party by the Setai pool and beach bar, but we can pretty much guarantee scantily clad model-types looking to network with boutique owners, fashion execs and media (so bring your credentials). Plus, the cocktails are free the first hour.
Fort Lauderdale gets in on the swimsuit bonanza with this rooftop party at Rande Gerber's hot and sexy WET pool lounge. Local designer Lila Nikole Rivera presents her Amaya collection, which we hear focuses heavily on thongs, halters and mono-kinis. In related news, we're pushing for an entire Mono-kini Week next year.