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Most Memorable Moments: Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Paraiso with fantastic resort wear designers showcasing their future swimsuit collections (rain or shine) to boaters, pool-goers, and tent-goers alike, Miami Beach swim week had an equally spectacular send-off as its kick-off. Attendees, models, photographers, influencers, and the media continued to swarm to the shows, capping an amazing return to in-person events after nearly two years of at-home events.

We’d like to share some of the most memorable moments from the amazing week. Starting the week with the legendary Jonathan Simkhai, a newcomer to Paraiso, for a sun-kissed cocktail presentation inspired by the lush palms, ferns, bright sky, and warm pebbles of coastal islands. The swimwear shapes were sensual, strappy, and transparent, emphasizing the feminine figure.

We found ourselves in the sight of Isabeli Fontana and Suzana Gullo Mion at Sinesia Karol, where beautiful silhouettes in both resort and swimwear pieces blended bright pastels, flowy flowers, and asymmetric forms to many of her most striking designs. Each item transforms the South of France, South Hampton, or a stroll down South Beach into your runway.

Memorables Momentos de “Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2021”

A los amantes del RUNWAY, les tenemos la cobertura total de “Paraíso Miami Beach.” Un evento donde grandes diseñadores de moda resort y trajes de baño se dieron cita (con lluvia o con sol) para presentar sus más recientes colecciones, ya fuera en la gran carpa principal, en las piscinas de los más importantes hoteles, o en la playa con botes paseando a su alrededor.  ¡Una semana de diversión y desfiles de moda de principio a fin!

Les compartimos los momentos más memorables de esta fabulosa semana, ¡día a día!

Comenzamos con la presentación del legendario Jonathan Simkhai, quien hizo su debut con una presentación cargada de trajes de baño sensuales que enfatizaban la figura femenina–colección inspirada en las exuberantes palmeras y cálidos guijarros de las islas costeras.

Luego, nos encontramos con las bellísimas, Isabeli Fontana y Suzana Gullo Mion, en el runway de “Sinesia Karol”, donde pudimos apreciar entalladas siluetas que lucieron ropa resort y trajes de baño que mezclaban colores pasteles, flores y formas asimétricas en sus diseños más llamativos.

Paraiso Miami Beach: A Magical Week

Jonathan Simkhai. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Jonathan Simkhai. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Jonathan Simkhai. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit at PARAISO Miami Beach Swim Week 2021. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Suede Brooks, Erika Costell, Kara Del Toro & Olivia Ponton

Boohoo, where it rained Saturday at the Versace Mansion with a star-studded event that culminated in a performance by Ty Dolla Sign and a special appearance by Nikita Dragon, was one of our most notable DTC presenters this year. Models Suede Brooks, Erika Costell, and Kara Del Toro walked the runway alongside TikTok stars Olivia Ponton, Charly Jordan, Madison Lewis, Tessa Brooks, Hunter Rowland, Hootie Hurley, and Jean-Victor Mackie.

And the performance trends did not stop at boohoo; we adored Stef Roitman’s swim debut of My Happy, which featured a music performance by Morelli and Mau y Ricky.

Not to be outdone, lingerie retailer Honey Birdette brought the heat with a capsule collection of luxury swimwear and its sizzling hot, lacy lingerie for the final show at Paraiso Miami Beach on Saturday night. The well-known lingerie brand debuted its latest collection, which was immediately available for purchase following the runway show. Aquaria and Violet Chachki, winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race, walked the runway with a diverse range of models, including Carmen Carrera, in Honey Birdette’s neon, black, and leopard print swim and lingerie. The audience erupted as each model walked down the runway, resulting in the most energetic and inclusive show of the week, with Aquaria closing the show with a special performance of Lady Gaga’s Born This way.

Para continuar con “Boohoo”, a quienes les llovió el sábado en la “MansionVersace” en un evento repleto de estrellas, que culminó con la actuación de “Ty Dolla Sign” y una aparición especial de Nikita Dragon. Las modelos Suede Brooks, Erika Costell y Kara Del Toro caminaron la pasarela junto a las estrellas de TikTok: Olivia Ponton, Charly Jordan, Madison Lewis, Tessa Brooks, Hunter Rowland, Hootie Hurley y Jean-Victor Mackie.

Pasamos por el debut de la línea de bañadores, “Stef Roitman” de su colección “My Happy”, que contó con una actuación musical de Morelli y Mau y Ricky

Sin quedarse atrás, la marca de sexy lencería “Honey Birdette” trajo su calor al runway con una cápsula de bañadores de lujo y lencería de encajes, cerrando con el show final, el sábado por la noche.

Aquaria y Violet Chachki, ganadoras de “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, caminaron la pasarela con una diversa gama de modelos, que incluyó a Carmen Carrera. La audiencia hizo estallidos con cada una de las modelos, lo que resultó en un enérgico espectáculo muy inclusivo.

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit at PARAISO Miami Beach Swim Week 2021. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit at PARAISO Miami Beach Swim Week 2021. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit at PARAISO Miami Beach Swim Week 2021. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Simonett curated their Futural Resist show, which featured see now, buy now collections from their newest designers, such as Behen Studio, Lado Bokuchava, LEO, Tigra Tigra, and Sinobi.

 DESTINATION Colombia and more…

Destination Colombia returned to Paraiso this year, presenting a collection of talented Colombian designers such as Naranja Furcado, Ancora, Bahama Mama, Smeralda, Mar De Lua, and Mola Mola. For the return of this iconic show, bold colors, wavy patterns, detailed hand stitch work, and flowy forms adorn the Paraiso Tent. Liliana Montoya swim, a returning Colombian designer, put on a remarkable display showcasing her sustainable swim collection, Gaia.

Models of Color Matter (MOCM), a non-profit group pushing for equity of black and brown models in the fashion business on and off the runway, commanded the runway at the BFyne show at the Paraiso Tent in South Beach on Friday night.

A graceful sun salute, guided breathing, and tree position for a yoga and shopping experience with Caravana are indeed the perfect way to ease into Day 3’s fun-filled event program.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: The most inclusive runway shows at  PARAISO Miami Beach

On July 10th, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit celebrated its return to Miami Beach with one of its most inclusive runway presentations to date at the newly refurbished Mondrian Hotel South Beach’s Baia Beach Club during Paraiso Miami Beach. The gorgeous Miami city skyline served as the ultimate backdrop as guests gathered at the panoramic location with the runway built over the huge pool.

Swimsuit Supermodel Jasmine Sanders walked the runway first, followed by Natalie Mariduena, Kathy Jacobs, Brooks Nader, and Katrina Scott, as well as the 13 Swim Search hopefuls chosen from the annual open casting call, and a surprise appearance by Haley Kalil, co-winner of the first-ever Sports Illustrated open casting call in 2018, modeling swimsuits featured in the annual 2021 issue, which was released on July 19th.

La línea “Simonett” hizo su show “Futural Resist” con presentaciones de cada uno de sus diseñadores más recientes, tales como: “Behen Studio”, “Lado Bokuchava”, “LEO”, “Tigra Tigra” y “Sinobi”, que se podían comprar al momento.

“Destination Colombia” nos deleitó con propuestas de talentosos diseñadores colombianos, entre los que se encontraron: “Naranja Furcado”, “Ancora”, “Bahama Mama”, “Smeralda”, “Mar De Lua” y “Mola Mola”, con shows icónicos con colores llamativos, patrones ondulados y trabajos detallados de puntadas a mano.

“Liliana Montoya Swim”, una diseñadora colombiana que se presentó de nuevo en “Paraiso Miami Beach” hizo una exhibición muy notable, mostrando su colección sostenible de trajes de baño, llamada “Gaia”.

“Models of Color Matter” (MOCM), un grupo sin fines de lucro, que impulsa la equidad de modelos de color en la industria de la moda, dirigió una autentica pasarela con la marca “BFyne” en la carpa grande de Paraiso.

Un agradecido “Sun Salutation” en una experiencia de yoga y shopping de la marca “Caravana” fue la manera perfecta de entrar en el programa de eventos lleno de diversión del día 3.

“Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” celebró su regreso a Miami Beach, con una de las presentaciones más inclusivas en el hotel “Mondrian South Beach’s Baia Beach Club”, donde el hermoso horizonte de la ciudad de Miami sirvió como el mejor fondo para la gran panorámica del fastuoso runway construido sobre la enorme piscina.

La supermodelo de trajes de baño, Jasmine Sanders, caminó por la pasarela, seguida de Natalie Mariduena, Kathy Jacobs, Brooks Nader y Katrina Scott, así como las 13 aspirantes a Swim Search elegidas en el casting anual; con una aparición sorpresa de Haley Kalil, co- ganadora del primer casting de “Sports Illustrated” en el 2018, modelando bañadores presentados en la edición anual del 2021, que lanzaron luego en un evento posterior. ¡Y que también cubrimos!

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Honey Birdette. Photo Courtesy of Tara INK.

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Boohoo. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

Polly threw a sleek and exclusive yacht party to mark the introduction of their new Neena Swim line. Carmen Carrera, recording artist Angelic, Nina Sebrova, Dasha Mart, and Angie Landaburu Eurnekian were among the notable attendees.

Amalia and Manuela Sierra, Maaji’s founding sisters, launched The Spritzer House, La Femme BnB, Spring 2022 collection during Paraiso Miami Beach swim week on Sunday, July 11th at the Plymouth Hotel Miami. From an iconic high-leg one-piece to a playful long-sleeve bikini, the swimwear collection featured patterns, color blocking, and embroidering detail in new silhouettes and designs. Models led by Olivia Ponton continued to strut the runway in the stormy Miami Beach weather, showcasing the season’s hottest trends.

Nicole Williams-English, a TV star, and model presented her swimwear line Nia Lynn Collection to a sold-out crowd who braved a torrential downpour to watch the presentation. The collection, which was inspired by the 1970s, included a colorful combination of suits and resort wear in bright hues and geometric motifs.

Johanna Chone, a model turned designer and the CEO of Nalu Swimwear, debuted her first-ever swim collection at the Paraiso Miami Beach tent, topping off the fashion-filled weekend with sounds produced by celebrity DJ Vintage Culture and a lineup of models that featured Dutch supermodel Daphne Groeneveld.

There was no better way to cap off this historic week than with a private party hosted by the Blonds and Ocean Drive Magazine at Byblos Lounge. The Miami glitterati teamed up with swim designers, influencers, and creatives for a swim teaser that will be available shortly to admirers of the Blonds all around the world.

Honey Birdette. Photo Courtesy of Tara INK.

Honey Birdette. Photo Courtesy of Tara INK.

Maaji. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Maaji. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Por su lado, la marca “Polly” organizó una elegante fiesta en un yate, para la presentación de su nueva línea “Neena Swim” donde Carmen Carrera, Angelic, Nina Sebrova, Dasha Mart y Angie Landaburu Eurnekian estuvieron entre sus invitados VIP.

Amalia y Manuela Sierra, las hermanas fundadoras de la marca de bañadores “Maaji”, lanzaron su colección de verano del 2022, “The Spritzer House, La Femme BnB”, en el Hotel “Plymouth Miami”, donde vimos desde un icónico traje de baño de una sola pieza y corte alto, hasta un divertido bikini con mangas largas. Las modelos que participaron lideradas por Olivia Ponton se pavonearon en la pasarela aún bajo el clima tormentoso que hubo ese día en Miami Beach.

Por su parte, la estrella de televisión, Nicole Williams-English, presentó su línea de trajes de baño “Nia Lynn” a una multitud que desafió un aguacero torrencial para ver esta presentación. La colección que fue inspirada en los 70, incluyó coloridas combinaciones en tonos brillantes y motivos geométricos.

Johanna Chone, una modelo convertida en diseñadora, debutó la primera colección de su marca “Nalu Swimwear,” con musica del renombrado Dj “Vintage Culture” con modelos encabezadas por la super modelo holandesa, Daphne Groeneveld.

No había mejor manera de culminar esta semana histórica que con una fiesta privada organizada por “Blonds” y la renombrada revista “Ocean Drive” en “Byblos Lounge” donde famosos de Miami se unieron a diseñadores, “influencers” y muchos creativos para hacer un “teaser” de bañadores para los admiradores de “Blonds” en el mundo entero.

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Maaji. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tara INK.

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

Nalu Swim. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

DESTINATION Colombia Smeralda

DESTINATION Colombia: Smeralda. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

DESTINATION Colombia Mar De Lua

DESTINATION Colombia: Mar De Lua. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

Sinesia Karol. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

Luli Fama

Luli Fama. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

Paraiso’s Most Memorable Moments Miami Beach Swim Week 2021

BFyne. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK

Liliana Montoya Swim. Photo: Courtesy of Tara INK.


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