SWIMMIAMI 2017 Photos by Frazer Harrison

Celebs and Coveted Designers Flock to South Beach for SWIMMIAMI Runway Shows

Miami, FL (July 19, 2016) – SWIMMIAMI wrapped on Monday, July 18th in South Beach, Miami. Celebrities, social influencers, press and buyers flocked to the hotter than hot beach town for the 12th year to experience catwalk presentations and trade shows from the world’s top swim and resort designers.

The W South Beach served as the hub of SWIMMIAMI. Two simultaneous runway venues, the LYCRA Swim Salon and pooltop WET Deck, hosted coveted designer shows including Frankie’s Bikinis, KAOHS, Issa De Mar, Indah, Hot-As-Hell, Baes and Bikinis, Gottex, San Lorenzo and much more. Designers unveiled Spring Summer 2017 collections on the catwalk. Apparent trends struck press and buyers like high-waisted bottoms, off the shoulder tops, cutout one-piece suits, flirty feminine bikinis and subtle prints.

SWIMMIAMI has quickly become recognized as the premier platform for designers seeking to present collections in a runway format set to international standards in just its 2nd d due in large part to the producer’s pedigree in the industry of fashion production. LDJ has been an IMG partner for over 10 years and in past years has managed the production of both Miami Swim Week programming in the tents at The Raleigh Miami Beach and NYFW. SBI is also a veteran production company with strong ties with IMG providing scenic elements for the brand’s fashion vertical in New York and Miami.

An unbelievable gorgeous venue was bound to be filled with unbelievably gorgeous guests. Notable attendees include NeNe LeakesRichie Sambora, BrodyJenner and fiance, Kaitlynn CarterCaroline VreelandShea MarieScott EastwoodRachel Barnes and Carmen Carrera.

Fashion enthusiasts are invited to follow the looks and join the conversation by using the hashtags #SWIMMIAMI and followingSWIMMIAMI on Instagram @swimmiami.

Photos by Frazer Harrison Getty Images


LDJ and SBI, two leading fashion production companies partnered to create SWIMMIAMI, as a platform for designers seeking to present their collections set to International Runway standards. LDJ and SBI have both had an integral role in Miami SwimWeek 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 again 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 W South Beach

The iconic W South Beach is an oceanfront landmark in the heart of South Beach.  Home to W’s fully-integrated lifestyle experience, W South Beach features: 408 W-branded suites and residences, including the largest entry-level guest rooms inMiami Beach, each with expansive glass balconies and ocean views; The Dutch, a roots-inspired American dining concept by Chef Andrew Carmellini; Beijing dining hotspot MR CHOW; Living Room Bar; WALL, an exclusive bar and ultra-lounge; The Grove, a whimsical outdoor garden; BLISS Spa; WET, featuring two alluring swimming pools and stylish cabanas; FIT, state-of-the-art fitness center; rooftop basketball court and tennis court, SWISH & SWING; more than 10,000 square-feet of ultra-modern meeting and event space; a $40 million dollar curated, rotating contemporary art collection, and the W Store, featuring the latest fashion trends from today’s hottest designers.  www.wsouthbeach.com.

About bobble®

Founded in 2009, bobble® is a registered trademark of Seventh Generation Ventures, Inc. and based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The brand lives out its mission to reduce the outrageous waste caused by single- use, disposable beverages and beverage systems, with products that provide more sustainable and stylish alternatives. For more information on bobble, visitwww.waterbobble.com.

About LDJ Productions

LDJ Productions, headquartered in New York City, is a technical production, creative services and event management company that produces large-scale events on a global scale. The firm has been agency producers of NY Fashion Week for over a decade and is responsible for executing the vision and managing the day-to-day operations of the biannual event. With a brilliant team of designers, engineers, show producers and travel directors, they produce many large-scale high-profile conference and events across the beauty, tech, publishing, cultural and entertainment industries.

About SBI Productions

SBI is a full service production company at the forefront of the luxury brand, corporate and private event industries. Know for their expertise in design, event planning, fabricating, and event producing, SBI integrates creative thinking, talented members, hard work and attention to detail to achieve exceptional results for clients. The team is comprised of skilled craftsmen, inspired designers and meticulous planners who are dedicated to bringing clients’ ideas to life.

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