Runway Report: Fashion Week Miami Swim 2010

For the fifth season Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim took over the beaches of Miami were designers presented the hottest beach wear and resort collections for 2010. Check out the latest swimwear trends before they hit the stores and see the celebs, who were on the scene. By Qianna Smith
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 20, 2009

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For the fifth season Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim took over the beaches of Miami were designers presented the hottest swimwear and resort collections for 2010. Check out the latest summer trends before they hit the stores and see the celebs who were on the scene.

By Qianna Smith

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Hippie chic never looked so good at Extra Life Lycra 2010 fashion show. Next season forget about headbands to keep the frizz away and embrace silk scarves that complement your swimsuit.

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White on black geometric prints and patterns were very necessary for your spring/summer 2009 wardrobe and the trend is holding strong for 2010. We loved this chic halter bikini at the Red Carter fashion show. Step up your style by accenting your swimwear with a fashionable floppy hat and bangles.

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Looks like double trouble at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Miami, where actresses Essence Atkins and Gabrielle Union took a break from the runway to laugh it up at the Zo’s Summer Groove Comedy Show.

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New York hip-hop star Teyana Taylor may be “From a Planet Called Harlem,” but on the runway at Diesel’s 2010 swim collection show she embraced her otherwordly style.

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Let Poko Pano help you celebrate summer wearing the latest designs in high fashion swimwear. For swim 2010 floral and palm-printed one-piece suits like the one pictured here are sure to make you ride the tide in style.

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Known for her infamous curves, Victoria Secret model Selita Ebanks shows her support for designer Monica Wises’s label L*Space that was honored as this season’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer.

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Ladies, help you man put his best beach body forward with the fresh and fun styles from Ed Hardy’s Swimwear 2010. These vibrant board shorts are sure to off-set his unique swagger.

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American designer Amy Smilovic revamps your summer style for 2010 with her Tibi Swim collection that showcased bohemian-inspired sultry swimwear and covers-ups. Make the most of your beach style by playing up earrings and wrist wear that add a contrast to your swimsuit.

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For actress Meagan Good and boyfriend Thomas Jones of the New York Jets, fashion is no laughing matter. The pair gaze intensely at the designs coming down the runway at the Custo Barcelona show.

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The pool deck at The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach Miami became the runway of choice at the Boheme Boutiques 2010 fashion show. We are lovin’ this look that is rockin’ in head-to-toe style. Merchandising your swimsuit with a complementing cover-up, hat and handbag make a complete fashion statement.

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Diana Ross’s youngest daughter, model Chudney Ross, sits pretty for paparazzi at the Badgley Mischka swimwear fashion show held at Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.

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Mercedes-Benz made a smart move selecting runway king Tyson Beckford as its spokesperson, because wherever he goes, so go the ladies. The “Make Me a Supermodel” host looks like a beach babe at the Ashley Paige Girls Gone Wild Fashion Show.

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The latest sarong styles are anything but basic. Take cue from this look sent down the runway at the Marysia Swim 2010 fashion show and cruise around in a cover-up that defines and shapes your curves.

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From the beaches of Guadeloupe, designer Veronique de la Cruz’s V Del Sol collection offers sexy, soft swimwear with silky support, making women feel and look great for every hot water bound occasion. Pair a few long layered necklaces with your suit for one-of-a-kind beach beauty.

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Try on the must-have summer colors for your lips, cheeks, eyes and more! Find your perfect beach beauty or poolside makeup style using the ESSENCE Makeover Magic tool.

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