It may still be summer – and not all of us have even taken our summer holiday yet – but fashion is always looking to the next season. At the Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Show SS14 in Miami last month, designers including BCBGeneration, Nicolita, Aqua Bendita, Mara Hoffman and more showed off their fabulous designs, which are sure to set temperatures rising on the beach. Take a look at a few of our favourite trends from the show.
Cut-out designs seemed to be a firm favourite for the designers at the SS14 show. Minimale Animale showed off a risqué version that would no doubt leave some peculiar tan lines, but certainly looked hot. Meanwhile at the Aquarella Swimwear show, bold colours featured heavily, and this royal blue cut-out bikini-top struck the perfect balance between striking and pretty. At BCBGeneration, models sporting thin straps at the waist and neck took to the runway with wide brimmed hats. The wearable design worked the cut-out theme without being too ‘runway’.
Nothing says summer quite like a bright pop of colour, and SS14 is set to be an explosion of all things vibrant: from prints to mixing-and-matching vivid tops and bottoms. At the Zingara Swimwear show, models strutted down the runway in bandeau-style bikinis with multi-coloured ink-blot designs, whilst the Mara Hoffman collection tapped into both trends with both a tribal feel and a cut-out theme. Accessories were also an important feature so start stocking up on chunky jewellery to layer over your swimwear. Backstage at the Indah show, a model posed up a storm in a neon fuchsia bandeau top and colourful skirt combo, so we’re sure to see a fusion of rich colours come summer 2014.
Girly glamour was another trend on the recent runways, so look out for frills and tassels to keep you ahead of the game. Anything goes, from ruched bandeaus at L*Space by Monica Wise, to frilly bottoms at Lolli Swim and tassels at A.Che. To keep the look edgy, opt for detailing on one piece, not both.