The show began with a tantalizing vocal performance from International Popstar and Actress Millane Fernandez to set the mood.
The runway show started off bringing Summer vibes with Nessy Swimwear‘s bright poppy colors and super sexy cuts; serving high-rise twists and candy colored barely there one pieces. The 18 year old Latina designer, Vanessa Sanchez, wow’d the crowd as she debuted her line for the first time at Miami Swim Week as possibly the youngest Latina to ever show on the platform. It’s no wonder that celebs like Kim Kardashian, Naya Rivera, and Ming Simmons have all worn this young talent’s colorful swimsuits.
Bananhot America delivered on all the teeny string bikinis of your dreams, with stand out pieces being their popping red and blue printed bikini with beautiful matching cover up, and their summer sun-kissed yellow one piece. This line is sure to compliment everybody and skintone. The collection debut is the brand’s fabulous announcement of their launch into the US market.
The Setai, Miami Beach was the perfect scene for the swim brands to double down on Miami’s provocative essence. Drawing the attention of notables like Rocky Barnes, Jennifer Avina, Chris Lavish and more. Notable models that walked the show included Renee Bhagwandeen (America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 20, @reneebigtime), Erika Costell (Public Figure/Influencer @erikacostell), Amanda Steel (Public Figure/Influencer @amandasteel)
ABOUT NESSY: At 14 years old VANESSA SANCHEZ launched her own swimwear company Nessy Swimwear. Vanessa is inspired by the care free, beach lifestyle of Malibu, CA. Nessy Swimwear is a free spirited yet youthful line of hand-made, seamless bikinis. A key element of Nessy Swimwear’s designs is universality; all of our pieces are developed to enable girls of all sizes and ages to feel young and free. Vanessa is dedicated to produce adorable, quality bikinis at an affordable price. Each bikini is made with love so each and every girl that wears Nessy Swimwear will not only feel beautiful, but will look beautiful.
ABOUT BANAHOT: Designed by Israeli models, Noa Beny and Neta Alchamister, baNaNhot (pronounced BANANHOT) Bikinis is a fashion swimwear line that promotes a confident, natural, sun-kissed lifestyle. Blessed by Israel’s nearly year-round sunny skies, Noa & Neta spent their childhoods on the beaches of Tel Aviv and Eilat, wearing bikinis like a second skin. At 20 years old, they began creating swimwear that fit their youthful style and aesthetic sensibility. After four months of selling one-offs via email, Noa & Neta decided to launch their own swimwear company in 2014 to accommodate the growing demand. BANANHOT Bikinis soon developed a cult following of girls and women from all over the world who are dedicated to wearing cheeky, fashion-forward cuts. No matter how crowded the beach, pool, or music festival maybe, wearing a BANANHOT Bikini will capture the attention of all those around. Proudly designed and manufactured in Israel, baNaNhot Bikinis are offered on a limited-edition basis, assuring exclusivity and uniqueness; once sold out, they are gone! Our distinctive signature prints and cheeky cuts are designed in-house using dreamy color palettes and a fashion-forward sense of style. They are like rare gems and when you wear them you know that all eyes are on you. BANANHOT bikini bottoms are available in Brazilian, shirred (scrunch bum), side-tie, and lace-side styles. Our padded and unpadded bikini tops are available in adjustable triangles, bra style, fixed triangles, and halter necks in sizes that fit A cup to D cup. Enjoy summer with BANANHOT and feel special!
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