Most editors who attend Miami Swim Week will tell you the same thing: There’s only one rule when you’re hobnobbing down south. What happens in Miami, stays in Miami. Why? Because south of the Mason-Dixon Line, the parties are big, the bikinis are small and the cocktails are gratis. We assure you, it’s a winning combination. This year, despite all the hullabaloo about Mercedes-Benz backing out, swimwear designers rallied the troops and threw a four-day event that had all the late-night debauchery and show-stopping suits we’ve come to expect from seasoned pros like Mara Hoffman to emerging brands like Chromat. In case you missed all the action, here’s a quick rundown of the top trends on the runway at Miami Swim Week. As for what went down off the runway, that’s our little secret.
Maria Denardo is the Fashion Director at theFashionSpot. Prior to joining tFS, she worked as the Site Director at Lifestyle Mirror and the Senior Fashion Editor at Fashion Week Daily. Her "unhealthy attachment" to hats led her to the halls of FIT, where she's currently completing her millinery certification. She proves that turbans never, ever go out of style.