On day four of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014, designers pulled out all the stops to entertain and inspire with beach looks perfect for sipping frozen fruity concoctions in far-flung tropical destinations.
If one thing could be said about Luli Fama's Summer 2014 collection, it is that it was inspired by fun. The Cuban-born and Miami-raised Lourdes “Luli” Hanimian and her brother-in-law Augusto Hanimian are the creative forces behind the brand, and collections fuse the vivid color palettes of the Caribbean and the electric nightlife of South Beach. (Story continues below.)
The designers are known for incorporating live musical performances to their shows and this year's was no exception. A musical performance and sexy dance number set the lively mood for a collection full of vibrant jewel-tones in a kaleidoscope of colors.
With an assortment of pieces, including monokinis, bikinis, cover-ups and dresses made from light fabrics and in ultra-flattering cuts tailored to accentuate a woman's figure, it's no wonder the brand is favorited by celebs such as Jennifer Aniston and Beyonce.
With a total of 66 looks, the Paradiso collection was divided into for different sub-collections, each influenced by something different. "Mi Sueño" featured ruffled bandeau bikini tops, crocheted tunics, shades of blue and red, while the "Soy Sirena" brought mermaid to mind with fish scale like details, scalloped trimmings and turquoise and gold hues. Eye-catching prints ranged from tie-dye to tropical flora to paisley and artfully placed embellishments included ruffles, lace, braided strings, and crystals.
For cover-ups that offer an effortless transition from beach to lunch Luli Fama delivers with a full range caftans, tunics, rompers, and dresses to complement each of the swimwear pieces. Nearly everything in the collection could be mix-and-matched to create easy-breezy vacation-ready looks.