This July, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim will celebrate its tenth anniversary of showcasing the best in beach wear designs.
Miami based fashion blogger Annie Vasquez of The Fashion Poet looks back over the last 10 years and picks the big moments showing how swim style has evolved.
Monokinis were the ‘it’ suits this year and heiress Paris Hilton was known for donning them so much that this very suit was named after her at the 2006 Shay Todd show.
Blonde bubbly pop singer Jessica Simpson’s eponymous clothing and accessory brand is one of the most popular in the nation for trendsetting women and in 2008, her creations graced the swim catwalk.
It was the era of tees and accessories emblazoned with tattoo artwork which Ed Hardy popularized in 2008 and then transformed his brainchild into sexy swimwear.
Songstress Adrienne Bailon hit the catwalk channeling a mini Carmen Miranda to represent her Hispanic roots at the Nicolita Show in 2013 and had every woman in the audience gushing at her cuteness.
Keeping up with the Kardashian trio, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe teamed up with Beach Bunny to curate their own collection at Swim 2011.
Kate Upton also made an appearance at Beach Bunny’s 2012 runway where her finale walk as a bride in the line’s lingerie collection stole the show.
It was clearly a British invasion of babes at Wild Fox’s 2012 show where punk hued lucious locks, gogo boots and the Union Jack was the ‘look du jour.’
The fixation with fringe suits started when designer Monica Wise put them down her catwalk in 2013.
Highwaisted bottoms made a comeback at Swim Week and Mara Hoffman’s lattice detailed bikini was one of the most coveted by fashionistas in 2013.
It was one of the last shows but it was one of the most highly anticipated at Swim 2014, Minimale Animale’s fresh approach to mixing fabrics and unique risk taking cuts made them shine last season.
Annie Vazquez is a born and bred Miami gal who has been a pioneer in Miami's Fashion Blogging Community.
The style journalist turned blogger is known for working with top tier brands and shining a light on her hometown from Mercedes Benz to Vogue.
Editor's note: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim takes place in Miami from the 17th - 21st July 2014.
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