COLOMBIA: SWIM AMBASSADORS
Friday, July 12, 2019 11:00am-4:00pm
Hosted by ProColombia and featuring the swim collections of the following Colombian designers:
Agua E Lulo Colombia Sas
Carolina Diaz G
Dayana va Duran
Mar A Mar Colombia
Maria Fernandez Useche Rodriguez
Friday, July 12, 2019 9:00pm
Founded in 2000 by California native Amahlia Stevens, Vitamin A combines feminine design with sustainable innovation. Our bikinis are designed and produced locally in California with exceptional attention to detail, in our signature EcoLux fabric- a technically and environmentally superior luxe fabric, made from recycled nylon.
PARKE & RONEN
Friday, July 12, 2019 7:00pm
PARKE LUTTER and RONEN JEHEZKEL
Parke & Ronen, founded in 1997, is a unique, contemporary men’s fashion consumer brand, whose heritage is rooted in men’s swimwear. Combining style and simplicity, this brand’s look is a combination of the two creative forces behind it.
The two designers behind the brand took very different paths to find their love of fashion. One with a European focused background, and the other, an American-driven inspiration. Their differences in experience and personal style have proven to be the perfect match. Blending different cultures, inspirations and trends, Parke & Ronen has continued to flourish since the brand’s creation and shows no signs of slowing down.
A pioneer brand, Parke & Ronen is credited with being one of the first to offer men’s swimwear created from the point of fashion. They are firm believers that a swimsuit should be held to the same standards of importance as any other clothing item. In addition, Parke & Ronen continues to establish itself as a leading force in the men’s contemporary market producing both swim and ready-to-wear collections each season.
After multiple runway showings as part of the Official New York Fashion Week Calendar, Parke & Ronen became a founding member of the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s in 2015. Additionally, in the fall of 2015 the brand launched their men’s underwear line, which continues to be sold throughout each season.
Drawing from experience, Parke & Ronen credits its fashion forward aesthetic to unique destinations, cultures, movies, books, and music that the designers find seeds of inspiration within. Blending trend with tradition, Parke & Ronen strive to maintain a timelessly chic aesthetic that provides their customers with both comfort and confidence.
Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:30pm
Keren Gasner, born in 1980, studied at Shenkar College of engineering and design. She graduated with honors in 2006 and during her studies was an intern at Gottex . She continued as a junior designer on the house’s leading brands: Gottex and Gideon Oberson and eventually was appointed as Head of Design of the Gideon Oberson brand. She has acquired much experience as a Head of Design of the the Gottex brands such as Gideon Oberson, INO Gottex Innovation ( which she launched) and the company’s leading brand Gottex. For the past two years, Keren acts as the Gottex Swimwear Brands creative director and designs the Gottex and Gottex couture collections.
Annie Markson was born in Paris, France in 1976. After graduating from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, IL with Honors in 2001, Annie joined Concepts Paris, the leading trend source company in the swimwear and lingerie industry. In 2003 she joined the house of Gottex working alongside the then Head Designer of Gottex- Michal Shafir for two years and then continued to work with Gideon Oberson for another period of four years including being presented during the New York Fashion Week! Annie's design for the Gottex 2006 fashion show was chosen to be on the front cover of the "Gottex- Swimwear Haute Couture" book which was published to celebrate Gottex 50th Anniversary. In 2010, Annie was appointed Head Designer of SILVER by Gottex for three consecutive seasons. In 2012, Annie moved to Macro Clothing LTD as the head designer of international private label swimwear. In 2015, she was appointed as the head designer of the new innovative approach to the active-swim - Profile Sport 2017 collection while continuing her work on private label at Gottex Labelz (Gottex Private Label division). In 2017, Annie was given the title of Head of Design of Gottex Swimwear Brands.
TORI PRAVER SWIMWEAR
Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:30pm
Fashion model Tori Praver created her eponymous swimwear brand, TORI PRAVER SWIMWEAR, out of the want and desire to find that perfect fitting bikini.
Amazing fit, function, and femininity define our brand, while consistency in fit and reliability in fabric is our focus. TORI PRAVER SWIMWEAR is timeless, yet look and feel modern, sophisticated and elevated. Our mantra – and the beat we drum to – is, “Wherever you’re going, we’ve got you covered.”
NU WAVE COLLECTIVE
Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:00pm
Neide Hall, founder of Charmosa Swimwear, is a multi-talented designer, entrepreneur, wife and mother with a serious concern for putting people and the planet first. Her sexy and bohemian styled swim and resort-wear lines are worn internationally and are inspired by the coasts and beaches of Hall's native Brazil.
Creating a vertical business model rooted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hall selects skilled female artisans who work from home so they can support their families while still having the flexibility of a working mother like Hall herself.
Hall’s designs are hand-dyed on rich, luxe fabrics, with intricate hand-crafted macrame and unique embellishments. She chooses notably soft, eco-friendly fabrics containing SPF 50 and enjoys adding versatility to each piece - many designs are configurable up to six ways. Collections include bikinis, one pieces, skirts, dresses and leggings. Remaining materials are used to form swimsuit bags, purses, and other accessories in an effort to have a zero waste process.
For the past three years Hall’s designs have been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions with the internationally popular and sexy ‘Kate’ macrame one-piece making a splash on the 2017 front cover, modeled by Kate Upton. Hall has won the Phoenix Fashion Week Lifestyle Emerging Designer of the year competition and has been a celebrity designer on EVINE TV. Charmosa’s swim and resort wear collections have been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and are available in high end boutiques in several countries.
Marion Sealy and Caroline Looke
Revival Swimwear is a fashion-forward swimwear line handmade in New York City. Marion Sealy, former model and graduate of Parson’s School of Design, designed the line as an outgrowth of her love for travel, adventure, and fashion. Her partner, Caroline Looke, is an avid traveler and ocean activist. Together they have created a brand that is fashionable as well as environmentally conscious. For example, their debut collection uses fine Italian fabric containing fibers from reclaimed fishing nets as an effort to clean up the oceans. Each order also comes with a reusable and biodegradable ‘wet swimsuit’ pouch.
Each piece is unique and many styles can be worn on the street just as well as on the beach. The collection is carefully crafted from the finest materials, and knowledge of design & fit that comes from Marion’s experience working as a model and a designer.
The collection is a “revival” of classic swimwear styles from the 60’s through the 90’s, adding a modern twist. The process of fitting and adjusting each piece is repeated until the perfect flattering fit is achieved. The goal is for every woman wearing Revival Swimwear to feel confident and sexy.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:00pm
Daniel Carter, aka Red Carter, was born and raised in Southern California. As a child, Red grew up with a passion for fashion, teaching himself how to sew in elementary school. As his interest in construction and design evolved, he created “looks” for himself and his neighborhood friends, showcasing his creativity and talent. This is a “phase” he would never outgrow, rather an interest that would go on to shape his life and career for decades to come.
After high school, Red attended Otis College of Art & Design located in downtown LA; there he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design. After graduation, Red went on to work for companies such as Victoria Secret, Guess Jeans, Esprit, Mossimo and Oscar De La Renta where he honed his craft.
In 2003, Red decided to move to Miami to pursue his dream of starting his own label. There Red Carter Swimwear was born! As soon as Red arrived, he took Miami by storm, embedding himself in the local fashion and nightlife scene. For Resort 2014, he debuted his first swim collection, each piece featuring, what would become, his signature red logo button. This identifiable detail can still be found on every style today.
In 2011 Red relocated his company to New York City eventually leading to the expansion of a full Resortwear collection in 2016. Now, alongside his iconic swimwear, hangs beautifully crafted dresses, pants, tops, skirts and a full cover-up collection.
BLEU ROD BEATTIE
Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:00pm
Over twenty years in swimwear design and a record number of retail best-sellers (according to the NPD Group) have earned Rod Beattie the title America’s #1 Swimsuit Designer. After two decades of designing for two of the nation’s top swimwear labels - La Blanca and Anne Cole Collection - Rod Beattie debuted his own swimwear brand in 2010: Bleu | Rod Beattie.
Bleu | Rod Beattie consists of contemporary swimsuits and cover ups inspired by Rod’s Southern California roots and his love to travel. The brand’s signature style is a combination of a modern aesthetic featuring clean contemporary lines, bright colors and bold prints.
The collection offers an extensive selection of silhouettes, shapes, coverage, support and sizing. Each piece - from bikinis, one pieces, skirted suits to tankinis and cover ups - is smart, yet chic and sophisticated, while remaining wearable. Tops and bottoms are sold separately so the shopper can find the right size and proportion for her personal body type. Bleu swimsuit sizes range from 4-14.
“When I am putting together a collection, I am thinking of a chic woman of any age”. says Rod Beattie, when asked to describe his customer. “she is independent and modern, with a great fashion sense. She demands swimwear of the highest quality and best fit”. Bleu | Rod Beattie swimsuits are made for a beautiful, long-lasting fit. “The woman I design for loves travel and frequents spas and resorts”, continues Beattie. “A wardrobe of swimsuits and cover ups is a must for her lifestyle - whether she is playing with her kids on the beach or attending a glamorous poolside cocktail party”.
Bleu | Rod Beattie evolves as one of the best fitting swim collections and the next major brand in the industry. It is sold at key department stores and high end independent boutiques throughout North America.