By: Nathalie Barclay.
Miami Fashion Week is on of the hottest fashion shows, both literally and figuratively, and the new design talents featured seemed to be endless. It truly was incredible to see so many designers all in one place, and this season’s collections were nothing short of inspiring. There can be no Miami Fashion Week without swimwear. With the hot summer weather, magnified times ten by Florida’s everyday inclination towards heat, the swimwear pieces and collections are exactly what people want to see. Christina Ferrari’s collection for FISICO and Liliana Villalobos’s new collection for AGUACLARA were almost exclusively beach and swimwear, Ferrari bringing together Italian tailoring and Brazilian sensuality, and Villalobos pairing female audacity with an exotic nature.
This fashion week had a swimwear collection or piece for every and any woman. Aside from swimwear, Miami Fashion Week featured many collections designed for confident and bold women, women daring to stand out and lead the way. This was certainly the case with ALVARNO’s new collection, the models’ fierce attitudes and struts perfectly matched with the brightness of the colors and the dramatic cuts. Claudia Bertolero’s approach was different, but exuded the same confidence and strength; her collection was sophisticated with a classic elegance, and was both intensely sensual and chic. For men’s fashion, many of the designs revealed an interest in the mix of male strength and a sort of soft elegance. In some shows, the male models were at once wearing shirts and chemises that highlighted their upper body strength, and sporting shimmery golden bottoms and outerwear with a glamorous edge. This mix was extremely exciting to see for male fashion and gave men a more two-dimensional look and feel. Impossible to choose between them, all the collections featured at Miami Fashion Week were unforgettable and electrifying. The up and coming talents were also numerous and worked beautifully alongside the greats, and we just can’t wait to see what they do next.