Runway Recap: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

Runway Recap: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 24, 2012

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Rainbow watercolors painted the runway at Vitamin A with bikini’s and accent pieces to match. The swimwear brand also balanced things out with neutrals in creams, nudes and black for a classic touch.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Vitamin A Summer 2013.

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Red Carter went all out this season with a Studio 54, disco-inspired collection. Metallics and sexy ’70s style cut-outs merged with free-spirited Aztec, animal prints and ruffles showed limitless creativity.

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Red Carter Summer 2013.

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Red Carter Summer 2013.

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Red Carter Summer 2013.

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Inspired by the Hawaiian tropics, Cia Maritma drew inspiration from island hues to sea creatures for a collection filled with corals, turquoise, sea horses and foliage.

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Cia Maritma Summer 2013.

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Cia Maritma Summer 2013.

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Cia Maritma Summer 2013.

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Cia Maritma Summer 2013.

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Cia Maritma Summer 2013.

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White Sands kept it sweet but sexy in lavender, mint and nude shades on sultry pin-up and old Hollywood glam-inspired styles.

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White Sands Summer 2013.

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White Sands Summer 2013.

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White Sands Summer 2013.

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Christina Milian is now dabbling in design. The TV personality has joined forces with Nicolita designer Nicole Di Rocco for an exclusive collection. The duo worked a 1940s Cuban, vintage glam theme throughout the collection, paying homage to Milian’s roots.

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Nicolita Summer 2013.

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Eclairée balanced beachwear with ready-to-wear using sheer fabrics and graphic cut-outs that made for a fashion-forward take on swimwear.

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Eclairée Summer 2013.

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Eclairée Summer 2013.

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Xtra Life Lycra swimwear featured a fabulous range of designs from over thirty swimwear brands from Badgley Mischka to Gottex.
 
RITRATTI DELMAR Summer 2013.

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Sauvage Summer 2013.

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FookWah Summer 2013.

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Livia Summer 2013.

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Oakley Halo Summer 2013.

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Badgley Mischka Summer 2013.

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SHAN Summer 2013.

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Maria Bonita by PHAX Summer 2013.

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Lise Charmel Summer 2013.

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Cia Maritima Summer 2013.

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Gottex Summer 2013.

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Punchy palettes and cool color blocking caught our eye at Australian brand Kooey.

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Kooey Australia Summer 2013.

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