A model walks down the runway wearing swimwear designed by Wildfox during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Surf’s up next summer.
From rash guards to zipper-brief bottoms, sporty-chic looks made waves on the runway in Miami Beach for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, which celebrated its 10th year with more than a dozen shows ending Monday. The shows previewed summer 2015 swimwear.
“Sport luxe is making a big impact into swimwear,” said Sue Di Chio, creative director of Suboo. She said customers are looking for more than triangle bikinis, and sportswear design “lends itself a lot to swimwear.”
Prints and bright colors also will return next year, along with mesh, high-waist bottoms and laser-cut designs.