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SWIM USA Launches SkinnyDippers for Season 2020

From the makers of Miraclesuit and debuting at SwimShow during Miami Swim Week, the SkinnyDippers collection of bikinis and versatile one-pieces will have shaping and control benefits (like Miraclesuit), though styles will be lighter in weight.

Silhouettes, designed for women ages 18 to 40, include reversibles, ruffles, plunging one-piece suits and high-waist bottoms, paired with versatile crop tops or bralettes. Drawstrings are added to some styles to facilitate varying degrees of coverage. But the magic is on the inside, where a combination of lightweight supportive fabric with extra stretch and recovery is paired with clever design elements to create modern sleek silhouettes. Built-in bras have soft removable cups. SkinnyDippers’ message is simple: Confidence is key, and she’s in control—choosing how and where she wants to show off her curves.

Prints and solids are portrayed as playful and carefree. Mixed prints are also featured, like bright florals paired with provocative animal prints and checks.

SWIM USA has been a premier partner for branded, licensed and private-label swimwear for more than 80 years. An industry leader in design, fit, pattern-making, merchandising, research and development, innovation and global sourcing, the company specializes in women’s, misses and plus swimwear, as well as juniors’, men’s and kids’. SWIM USA’s goal is to manufacture and produce the best quality fashion swimwear in the industry, focusing on quality control, total customer satisfaction and constant innovation. skinnydippers.com

DESTINATION MIAMI Launches for Season 2020 During Miami Swim Week

UBM Fashion—the leading producer of such world-renowned trade shows as MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, NY WOMEN’S, NY MEN’S, CHILDREN’S CLUB, CURVELAVEGAS, MODA and more—is set to launch DESTINATION MIAMI, the fourth trade show to be held during Miami Swim Week, alongside SWIMSHOW, HAMMOCK and CABANA.

Informa Markets is organizing the new event, to be held at the Faena Bazaar—hailed as “Miami Beach’s new design destination” by Vogue and occupying the former Atlantic Hotel in Miami Beach.

DESTINATION MIAMI, running July 13-16, will feature 70 pre-selected brands defining a global-travel lifestyle, including Adriana Degreas, Anemone Swim, Sara Cristina, Suki Cohen, March11 and Mercedes Salazar. The event is planned to be an immersive, multi-level, showroom-style experience for contemporary and designer brands to showcase their resort and travel collections.

“We want to bring a new experience to Miami and really create a home for retailers to discover the newest designers in the resortwear, swimwear and accessories industry who cater to the warm-weather, travel-lifestyle category, while allowing our showroom concept to give the brand an open space to tell their stories,” said Hillary Joseph, the show’s senior event director, who helped launch Cabana and was hired by Informa this past March. ubmfashion.com/shows/destination-miami

MarediModa Showcases Textiles and Trims From European Suppliers

MarediModa Miami will be held this season during Miami Swim Week at the Boulan Hotel in Miami Beach, July 13-15. Textiles and trims by notable suppliers from Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom will be presented.

This important event is a must-see for industry manufacturers, who will have a chance to review sophisticated fabrics; unique prints; vibrant colors; flock prints; textured, laminated, metallic, hi-tech and sustainable fabrics; laces; embroideries; fringes; sequins; specialized trims; and innovative components. These fabrics and other constituents are vital for the manufacture of garments exemplifying current trends in the swimwear, beachwear, activewear and resortwear industries.

Claudio Taiana, one of the founders of MarediModa, reclaimed his status as president, succeeding Marco Borioli in May of this year. He will hold this position until May 2021. “I would like to thank Mr. Marco Borioli for the excellent work he has done over the years, which has led our trade show to grow further in terms of approval, visitors and appeal,” said Taiana. “He has always pursued the spirit of our mission: the enhancement and promotion of made-in-Europe trims and fabrics.”

The next MarediModa will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, November 5-7. maredimoda.com

Silicone Valley to Exhibit at SwimShow

As women of all ages gravitate to more revealing swimwear, resortwear, dresses and T-shirts, the need to discreetly hide certain aspects of the female form becomes more desirable and—in some cases—crucial.

Enter Silicone Valley’s line of camel toe concealers, nipple covers and bandeau bras. The reusable silicone products are made in France of a patented silicone solution that is 100% FDA approved.

According to a company spokesperson, Silicone Valley makes “the finest custom silicone molds money can buy, and we make our products in a state-of-the-art facility. To make a silicone mold, it requires making what we call a jacket mold first, which is what the silicone will attach to and will be the inner workings of the mold. Most other manufacturers use urethane molds, which are not able to produce the fine edge needed to contour to a woman’s body. Ours are the thinnest, most comfortable nipple covers available.”

Silicone Valley products are available in various sizes, and the company guarantees satisfaction. siliconevalley.com

Nikki Beach Global Enters Licensing Agreement with Physician Endorsed for Beach-Inspired Hats and Bags

Physician Endorsed announced a new licensing agreement with luxury and lifestyle brand Nikki Beach Global. The collaboration will feature hats and bags inspired by Nikki Beach’s signature bohemian chic vibes. Fittingly, the first collection will be launched at the Miami Swim Show in July, and will be available for purchase at exclusive resorts, spas, specialty retailers and Nikki Beach lifestyle boutiques around the world.

“This is a genuine Miami Beach collaboration,” says Physician Endorsed designer Elissa Margulies. “It’s influenced by the multicultural mix, creativity, colors, architecture and ocean found in South Florida.”

Physician Endorsed LLC, headquartered in Miami Beach, Fla., is a leader in delivering a modern option to beach and lifestyle accessories. All of the company’s UPF products are tested and rated for maximum sun protection.

“We’ve infused Nikki Beach’s Celebration of Life philosophy into this collection,” says Efrat Fritz, director of fashion and lifestyle for Nikki Beach Global. “Our Nikki Beach clientele will welcome additional fashion accessories to complete the lifestyle we’ve already created in our beach clubs and resorts worldwide. And partnering with Physician Endorsed is the perfect opportunity to expand our footprint in the fashion and retail space, which will expose our brand to people who haven’t been to Nikki Beach yet.”

Founded in 1998 by entrepreneur Jack Penrod, Nikki Beach became the first luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the brand has grown into a global, multifaceted luxury hospitality company with four hotels and14 beach clubs, with Miami being its flagship. nikkibeach.com

The Scostumata Bikini Can Be Worn 30 Ways

Lorenza Fidelio, a young creative Sicilian designer, has patented her idea of a multi-way bikini. The innovative Scostumata multi-way bikini may be easily transformed into 30 different styles. For example, the top can easily become a bandeau bra, one-shoulder bra, triangle bra, balconette bra and even a trikini just by knotting the extra braid at the bottom. The bottom can widen and tighten, transforming from a classic bikini bottom to a Brazilian bikini bottom to a thong, all while maintaining its integrity of fit and comfort.

Manufactured in Italy, the multi-way bikini is constructed of two pieces with a high-quality, heavier-weight UPF fabric that is durable, resilient and supportive.

The textile, with double-faced print, laser cutting and seamless construction, allows the Scostumata multi-way bikini to be one size and to adapt perfectly to different body shapes. In addition to the multi-way bikini, the collection includes one- and two-piece styles, zip-front maillots, and cover-ups in beautiful prints and brilliant solids.

Scostumata exhibits at White Milano, the international event dedicated to contemporary fashion, and Coast Shows in the U.S. A tutorial on the multi-way bikini may be seen on the company’s website, scostumata.com.