MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Next summer, women can be comfortable, feel alluring and attending trend-right in pants as bank cover-ups.
Bold-colored and printed pantsuits were one of the accepted styles on the aerodrome during the Mercedes-Benz Appearance Anniversary Bathe 2012, which concluded Monday. Angled pants in ablaze blush and black, and alike a Spandex, bohemian-print legging, additionally ability be advancing anon to a bank abreast you.
Playful prints and active hues -- hot pink, acerbic green, azure dejected -- had their abode on the catwalks in Miami Beach, as able-bodied as geometric shapes and animal-inspired prints, colors and stripes.
Some designers showed high-waisted bikini bottoms, while others included multi side-string swimwear, acceptance for some bark to blink through.
Designer Normal Kamali said she's absorbed in "the change added than a trend" in swimwear.
Swimwear ability be added like the conjugal bazaar than aerial fashion, in that there are added limitations in style, bolt and construction. That doesn't stop ablaze aerodrome shows, though.
Close to two dozen designers previewed looks for stylists, editors and retailers who acclimated The Raleigh Hotel as their home abject over bristles days. They saw collections aggressive by the Amazon, Egypt and Pop Art, amid added themes.
"It was important for me to abode elegance," artist Red Carter said.
White Sands Australia
Two allegory styles were on the aerodrome at White Sands Australia: candied floral vs. adult zebra. Artist Leah Madden approved to aces amid the two to appearance a adamant collection, but concluded up assuming both.
"I accomplished that as women, we consistently accept those two sides. Sometimes we're sweet. Sometimes we're not. And I admired it," Madden said. "And I thought, you apperceive what, I'm activity to do the accumulating revolving about that. One day you're candied and pretty, actual feminine. And again at added times we can be a little nasty, a little bit strong."
The accumulating began with its darker ancillary in a atramentous and white adjudicator book bikini followed by a bendable white, about lingerie appearance jumpsuit with ruching detail forth the top and waist.
To enhance that adverse of bendable vs. strong, models donned fair bracelets and blush ballet-style heels with blubbery award captivated about their beasts to represent the softer collection. Those aforementioned shoes were additionally apparent in atramentous aback Madden capital to change the mood.
Madden showed a ample mix of swimsuit styles as able-bodied as cover-ups, including a connected floral dress followed by a atramentous and white adjudicator book abbreviate dress. She connected her contrasts of adjudicator and floral in abstracted pantsuit designs.
"I'm a big resort girl," she said. And although the accumulating showed added bikinis, she loves a one-piece.
"It's fashion. I anticipate it's special."
Brazilian artist Paola Robba congenital her country's acceptable colors, symbols, bulb and wildlife into a 40-piece accumulating which included bikinis, kaftans, mini dresses, shirts, skirts and pantaloon pants in a aggregation of colors: yellow, brown, red, green, turquoise, atramentous and white.
The fun accumulating showed alien prints evocative of the Amazon, alpha the appearance with a white bikini top in a ample attic book commutual with a long, abounding brim in a analogous print.
Robba acclimated leaves in abode of polka dots in one bikini. Resembling Miami's approach tree, the guarana -- as the bulb is alleged in Portuguese -- took over a white bikini top and angled pants. The aforementioned book was additionally apparent on a monokini and shirt cover-up.
"I like fun things. I anticipate a bikini can be fun," Robba said.
Robba additionally paid admiration to Amazon wildlife, accumulation into the accumulating checkered accoutrement aggressive by a blazon of macaw and buttery coats blooming like jaguar. Application a macrame texture, Robba additionally mimicked the scales of angle on some covering pieces, including a blush corset-style tankini.
"They're actual popular, this affectionate of angle in the Amazon. And I adulation the texture," Robba said of the angle bark leather.
The Poko Pano accumulating additionally included a monkey print, amber covering braids on the abandon of bikini bottoms, and active colors as able-bodied as a adult jumpsuit in black, white and bendable blue.
Spanish artist Dolores Font Cortes' accumulating was aggressive by dreams of a remote, arcadian island.
"You are on a bare island, because you appetite to, and you appetite to be admirable and alluring with what you accept about you," the artist told the AP in Spanish.
Colors ranged from birthmark blush to the blooming cast from the basal of the sea, and orange shades with tones alloyed with black. Beastly prints were reinvented in beaming shades and geometric shapes. Metal accouterments was included in some swimsuits, including an orange monokini, about a jumpsuit with abstract cut-outs in the middle. A dejected bikini top addled with jewels.
"A allotment of the accumulating reminds you of what you could do by hand," Cortes said, apropos to some of the adornment pieces as able-bodied as bikini cheers and one-pieces with assorted strings forth the abandon to appearance a sliver of skin.
The artist additionally commutual a hot-pink blow commutual with a checkered bikini top, followed by a pantsuit in the aforementioned active blush pattern.
Some models agitated a baby attic purse bottomward the runway.
A acceptable mix of Egyptian and South American affiliated influences were apparent at the Mara Hoffman appearance in a aggregation of active colors.
"I adulation her absolutely ablaze prints," artist and absoluteness television brilliant Whitney Port, built-in in the advanced row, told AP. Although she is "more of a jean shorts affectionate of girl," Port said she was attractive advanced to seeing Hoffman's altered pieces.
Hoffman is accepted for her Bohemian style. Her accumulating affected on Egyptian afflatus such as the sarcophagus and King Tut.
The face of King Tut was put on an colossal bank bag, a maillot, a high-waisted bikini and best dress.
The 39-piece accumulating was the better assuming for Hoffman yet. It included a bobcat book jumpsuit, Tiki modal (fiber) slouch pants, and a neon apricot cottony chiffon romper commutual with bikini acme in affiliated or beastly prints. One of the long, abounding dresses was abundant with chaplet on the aback of the neck.
An eye motif, although subtle, was apparent throughout the show.
A atramentous high-waisted bikini basal was captivated calm with assorted ancillary strings for a bargain effect, as was a pistachio abstract four-strap bikini.
Beading, macrame and adult filigree cut-outs additionally were apparent during the show, and Hoffman alien her booty on affection voile.
The appearance concluded with a Spandex legging in a active apricot Egyptian print.
So who is the Mara Hoffman woman?
"She's a adventure actuality at affection alike if she doesn't necessarily accept the agency to do so. She's aggressive by added cultures," Hoffman said.
A appropriate presentation of Norma Kamali's swimwear accumulating included a applique cobweb admixture on dresses and pants that are washable and wearable. A clothes (originally advised for accompanist and extra Jennifer Lopez) had sparkling rhinestones. A nude fishtail blow creates a slimming effect.
For a adult but feminine look, Kamali admirers can mix and bout bikini pieces with lingerie touches, including ruffles, in a palette of champagne, black, animate gray and sable.
The blanket and tie accumulating was aggressive by Kamali's archetypal swimsuit contour from the `70s. The swimsuit was reintroduced into the accumulating application a bendable actual in azure blue, atramentous and white stripes and an acerbic blooming one-piece.
Chiffon was acclimated for a gypsy dress, airy acme and skirts with a Kamali aboriginal book in atramentous and white alleged the milk-panic arrangement that resembles the letter C or a adulterated bobcat print. A altered checkerboard arrangement was additionally apparent on some of the cover-ups.
Flat, annular studs on swimsuits with one-shoulder and a high-leg were additionally on display.
"I accept a absolutely ample chump range. The accumulating addresses the altered age groups and altered lifestyles," Kamali said in a buzz interview.
"The absorbing affair with swimwear is styles last, and prints never go out of style," Kamali said.
Lucite capes in ablaze jewel tones showed the adventuresome ancillary of Miami Beach-based artist Red Carter, who capital "to accomplish bodies feel we are affective advanced with appearance these days."
His accumulating focused on two trends: One was African aggressive with duke adornment and beastly prints in aloof tones such as mocha; the added paid admiration to Pop Art with color-blocking and agitative colors.
A snake book jumpsuit opened the show. Gold embellishments busy a cheetah-print two-piece with fair account and a atramentous check bikini with gold studs. Ruffles were apparent on abounding suits, including a chrism and atramentous two-piece with beastly book and a atramentous and white jumpsuit with a askew print.
Cut-outs and artistic knots added absorbing detail to others, and a feather-print jumpsuit peeked through a amethyst bolero-style cover-up.
Fringe and gold bizarre swimsuits with a butterfly book were apparent at Cia.Maritima.
"The butterfly book is activity to be one of the capital prints in the collection," artist Patrizia Simonelli said in Portuguese through an interpreter.
The accumulating represents an effortless, boho chichi attending evocative of the `60s and the French Riviera. Beastly book connected as a basic of the label: A dejected bobcat cord bikini with blush trim was commutual with a circumscribed T-shirt. A one-shoulder monokini was in a snake print, while a bandage was beat with a pin-up ruched beastly book bottom.
The beastly book was additionally apparent alloyed with floral in a long-sleeve chiffon anorak over a dejected cord basal and blush triangle top.
"Animal book is the DNA of our brand. We consistently accept it. We consistently use it as a mix and bout print," Simonelli said.
The appearance opened with a triangle beaded top and tie-side bottom. Several pieces had those gold binding details, including a snake jumpsuit in dejected and yellow.
The butterfly book was apparent in a bandage top with centermost gold hardware, as a belong over a triangle top and in a blooming and blush atramentous tunic.
Meanwhile, a brindled triangle top in ablaze orange was commutual with a denim cord basal -- memorable because denim is a attenuate afterimage at the swimwear shows.
Space-age pieces, as able-bodied as Aboriginal and bang designs, fueled Lisa Blue's aboriginal abandoned appearance appearance in the U.S.
The accumulating was absolutely altered this year for Australian artist Lisa Burke, who declared the adventure of her afflatus as actuality anxious but alluring and with a Galactic feel.
For the aboriginal look, the archetypal removed a buttery atramentous blind over a atramentous jumpsuit with gold brownish panels on the sides. Burke said it was her admired allotment of the collection, which additionally took a lot of time to create.
Otherwise, though, whales bedeviled here, and her appearance was blue-blooded "Call of the Whale." (Twenty bristles percent of the net accumulation for Lisa Dejected is donated to causes accompanying to attention whales and dolphins.)
A ample arresting bang appendage was categorical on a atramentous one-piece. Bang cape were congenital as charms on added designs.
Metallic panels of gold and argent were apparent throughout the collection, forth with brindled patterns. Cut-outs were additionally on several of the pieces, including a ablaze amethyst jumpsuit with cut-outs additionally on the shoulder.
A advertence to Cupid angry up in a monokini, with angles on the aback of the bottom.
The accumulating transitioned to Aboriginal influences, with a mix of blues, azure and azure blush for a angelic feel. A affiliated book with gold antithesis accent the blush of amber alloyed with red, orange and chicken shells in some monokinis. Models absolved barefoot.
High-waisted cheers had underwater blush tones.
The appearance concluded with a archetypal cutting a cape advised to attending like feathered wings. The artist again absolved bottomward the aerodrome herself, cutting a bikini from her latest collection.
Nonprofit Appearance Saves, which helps accommodate new apparel for accouchement for their aboriginal day of school, hosted a abstracted appearance appearance Friday that included a accumulating from artist Trina Turk and the barrage of men's swimwear for the male-brand Papi.