Five days of fashion shows featuring the best designers in swim and resort wear bring a bevy of celebrities, top editors, buyers, and countless parties to the Magic City.
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Kicking off Miami Fashion Week Swim 2011 was Los Angeles-based designer Trina Turk, who made her debut appearance this year with the eponymous collection, Trina Turk Swim & Spa 2011.
DESIGNER: Trina Turk
INSPIRATION: The glitz and glamour of Acapulco, Mexico, in the '60s and '70s
WHO WAS THERE: Celebs like Bow Wow and Angela Simmons, Playboy model Hope Dworaczyk, and sibling socialites Olga Rei and Valentine Uhovski
TOP LOOKS: Turk's signature bright and bold prints like the Tamarindo Beads (above left), Acapulco Gold, and Casablanca were on everything from plunging halter-top suits to bejeweled bikinis to men's briefs and flowy maxi dresses featuring gold hardware inspired by vintage baubles.
Liquid-gold jersey pants and asymmetrical tops reminiscent of disco days were worn as cover-ups and proved that metallics are a must for any season. Silk charmeuse frocks like "In the Mood" featured an explosion of citron, fuchsia, and turquoise hues.
ACCESSORIES: Gold found its way onto wedges, oversized cuffs, aviators, and all types of jewelry. The popular metal was spotted on pendants, bangles, and bib necklaces. Gigantic straw hats, some plain and others embellished with bows, were the headgear du jour as were fedoras adorned with ribbon and colorful silk head scarves. Totes and beach bags were also emblazoned with Turk's key prints.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: We loved the mismatching patterns of swimwear mixed with scarves and totes. The take on mesh was refreshing -- the see-through, oval-shaped white fabric found a way to be playful in lengthy caftans, pants, and one-shouldered tops. The splish-splash of color and tropical prints swirling on mini tunics and rompers made us wish for endless summers spent frolicking in the ocean and basking in the long hours of sunlight.
In other swimwear news, check out 40-year-old Heather Graham in a string bikini!