IMG, which was purchased by entertainment talent agency William Morris Endeavor in 2013, first brought its runway event to South Beach in 2004. By offering a platform for swim wear designers to debut their resort collections at private, invite-only shows, the ongoing partnership between IMG and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has turned Miami into a hub for both emerging and established labels.

The runway lineup of this portfolio set includes designers such as Beach Bunny, Dolores Cortés, Frankie’s Bikinis, Luli Fama, Maaji, MIKOH, We Are Handsome, Suboo, 6 Shore Road, Mara Hoffman, Wildfox Swim, and more.

That was the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015. And when that first pair of perfectly tanned legs walked their way down the runway in the Raleigh Hotel’s backyard, it marked 10 years of celebrating the nylon, spandex and polyester creations paraded along the world’s beaches.

  • AZ Araujo

    AZ Araujo

    Runway and model photos from the AZ Araujo collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. A.Z Araujo grew up in Boqueirao, Brazil working on his father’s farm at a very young age. Born in Rio de Janeiro, A.Z and his family moved to Boqueirao when he was ten years…

  • L SPACE By Monica Wise

    Runway and model photos from the L SPACE By Monica Wise collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. From conception, Monica Wise’s passion was to create trend-setting suits that appeal to a broad range of loyal fans and celebrities alike. As a little girl from a small town in…

  • Mikoh

    Runway and model photos from the Mikoh collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. MIKOH is a sleek, directional and bold swimwear brand founded and designed by California-based sister duo Kalani and Oleema Miller, offering women’s swimwear and beachwear. Known for its fusion of statement colors, unique prints, and…

  • Belluso Swimwear

    Runway and model photos from the Belluso Swimwear collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. Belusso is a line of swimwear and cover-ups designed to fit perfectly into a laid-back luxe lifestyle. The most spectacular Belusso swimsuits, known simply as “Lusso”, are embellished with 14k gold and semi-precious stones…

  • Luli Fama

    Runway and model photos from the Luli Fama collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. Born in Cuba, and raised in Miami, Florida, Lourdes “Luli” Hanimian has always had a strong desire to become an innovator in the fashion industry. Growing up with the beaches of Miami at her…

  • Suboo Swimwear

    Runway and model photos from the Suboo Swimwear collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. The collection was touted by press as ” the most editorial collection of Swim Week” and “a breath of fresh, futuristic air.” Before the show began, a well-known stylist was overheard saying “I just…

  • 6 Shore Road

    Runway and model photos from the 6 Shore Road by Pooja collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. Designer Pooja Kharbanda is a global nomad, style maven and beach lover. Born in New Delhi, Pooja spent her youth and teens in Hong Kong and Panama. Her favorite weekends were…

  • Minimale Animale

    Minimale Animale

      Runway and model photos from the Minimale Animale collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago. MINIMALE ANIMALE is the debut swimwear collection from designer/stylist Cassandra Kellogg, whose sexy, bare-much creations have been featured twice in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as well as in magazines like Exit, Foam,…