Monday, July 29, 2013

MAAJI Swimwear 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM Miami

It is fitting that Maaji Swimwear hit the runways in Miami for the 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM with a fun and flirty pirate themed show.  While the 'pirate' models are certainty more sexy than scary, the show is historically correct in harkening back to a time when pirates roamed the waters from the coast of the Carolinas and Florida down through the Carribean islands.

Maaji Swimwear is the product of sisters Manuela and Amalia Sierra hailing from Medellin, Colombia and the swimwear is produced in this fast growing country. Their brand is all about providing one of a kind pieces that surprise the discerning fashionista. Each collection carrying a magical, surreal theme.  But don't let the theatrics fool you, these swimsuits, biknis, beach dresses and men's swim trunks are well designed, with vivid colors and exquisite attention to details.

As someone of Colombian heritage myself, I am very proud to see such amazing design work - dare I call it swimwear couture - coming from Colombia.  To learn more about the Maaji brand, visit their website at

Photography: Seks Wilson for VIVE Katerin, LLC

Sunday, July 28, 2013

LULI FAMA - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM 2013 Miami

Lourdes “Luli” Hanimian and her brother in law Agosto Hanimian are the designers behind the LULI FAMA swimwear brand. Born in Cuba, but raised in Miami, the designers bring together a mix of eclectic colors, prints and styles. From brightly hued bikinis to crochet sun dresses, the silhouette is always form-fitting and sexy.

Click on the video to see the designs:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim - Beach Bunny 2014 Collection

The Beach Bunny 2014 swimwear collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach is a sexy, boudoir inspired collection. The swimsuits from Orange County, CA designer Angela Chittenden make use of varied textures and patterns to achieve a look that is curvy and sexy while still maintaining an upscale sensibility.  Look for use of wild animal prints, metallics, and cut-aways on models that look like they are having a ton of fun wearing the swimsuits. One can only think they will be as much fun poolside or on the beach as they are on the runway.

Photography credit: Seks Wilson for VIVE Katerin, LLC

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim - Suboo 2014 Collection

VIVE Katerin is on site in Miami Beach for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014.  The hot weather and beach-side location at The Raleigh hotel is the perfect place to showcase designers 2014 swimwear collections.

The following photos are from designer Sue di Chio's Suboo brand's 2014 swimwear collection runway show July 19, 2013.  Suboo began as an company producing designer beach umbrellas and leveraged their success into a new swimwear line.  The collection features a mix of bold animal prints and geometric patterns. The patterned swimsuits and bikinis range from those with an art deco influence to big blocks and contrasting colors to add interest.

I'm sure you will enjoy this collection as much as I have.  Suboo can be found at


Photo credits: Seks Wilson for VIVE Katerin, LLC