Miami Swim Week is a busy whirlwind in 90 degree temps, and TRANSWORLD BUSINESS hit the shows and streets to track down the most inspiring swimwear and styles. From the Acacia runway show at a roof top garage, to Sports Illustrated’s polished looks released on a pool top runway at the W Hotel, we were there to see everything.

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We walked Cabana, Hammock and Miami SwimShow show in the convention center. Some of the biggest trends spotted were textured fabrics, muted color ways and palettes, and clean minimal lines across many silhouettes, with the majority of suits we saw void of hardware or any other accessories.

Stay tuned for a more detailed trend report on the category to come soon, but for now, take a spin through the photos below for a more curated take on what’s happening in swim for Holiday/Resort and Spring 2018.

Stone Fox Swim

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Stone Fox Swim’s Rise Up collection is for Spring 18 and took inspiration from a trip to Cuba. The separates seen here retail at $50 per piece.

Inside Cabana Show, the aisles were jam packed all day Saturday and Sunday. We took a spin through both tents and identified some of the more eye-catching looks, starting off with Stone Fox Swim.

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Stone Fox Swim’s Kaklua one piece comes in exclusive color ways, this being a new print for Spring 18.

Aila Blue

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Aila Blue’s suits are made in Bali and next year’s collection was shot in France. This sport suit with a belt is called The Pierce and retails for $110.

Chromat

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Chromat had a lot of functional, performance crossover pieces that transition well from swim/surf to evening wear. The Tidal Suit, pictured here, is one of those pieces. It retails for $120.

Chromat was a brand that caught our eye walking Cabana, and after talking with them, we realized not only is the brand making big moves (they designed a piece for Beyonce recently) but the designer behind Chromat, Becka McCharen-Tran is a strong, influential force in her field. She recently did a collaboration with MAC, and with a background in architecture and home base in NYC, her suits are a unique spin on a sea of sameness.

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Chromat’s Tidal Suit

RAEN

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RAEN’s Bone Collection was receiving some positive feedback for Spring 18. Seen here, The Norie.

RAEN was showing at Miami Swim for the first time. The brand is really looking at ways to ramp up the awareness around its quickly expanding women’s collection. Cabana gave them a platform to get in front of resort and women’s boutique buyers they wouldn’t see at other shows.

Jade Swim

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Jade Swim’s suits retail from $80 to $240.

Jade Swim was another brand that caught our eye due to its minimal, clean lines. Based in New York, designer Brittany Kozerski has an eye for up and coming trends. Along with being ahead of the curve trend-wise, were impressed with the brand’s sustainability story. They use recycled fabric from Italy from factories that are solar powered. The suits are made exclusively in Los Angeles.

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We were impressed with this suit’s clean lines, which was part of a solely black and white capsule within Jade’s collection for next season.

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Jade Swim black and white capsule.

Beach Riot

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Beach Riot is making moves with its expanded active wear collection, which is carried at Revolve and Carbon38.

The big story at Beach Riot is the brand’s big push into apparel and activewear. While they have created pieces for the categories in the past, the brand has expanded their lines dramatically to include even more SKUs and diverse pieces.

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Beach Riot’s swim collection for Spring 18 has also grown and evolved, but still features some key pieces like new prints and fun takes on tried and true one-pieces. High-waisted bottoms and bandeau tops were also a big trend cropping up across many lines.

Sports Illustrated Swim & Active

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Sports Illustrated’s throw-back to retro suits that have graced the cover of their mag over the years.

For the first time in its 50+ year history, Sports Illustrated is bringing a swimwear collection to life with help from RAJ Swim. The designers hosted a polished runway show at the W Hotel Saturday evening, showing off some of its collection, which is mainly a retro spin on iconic suits worn by iconic cover models (think Elle Macpherson and Christie Brinkley) over the years.

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A cheeky one-piece from Sports Illustrated x RAJ

VYB

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VYB is created from a sustainable concept, by recycling old samples from RAJ’s archive of fabrics. This flashy one-piece was a stand out piece for Spring 18.

Body Glove

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Body Glove’s “Look at Me” print in a myriad of sillhouettes.

Body Glove and sister company Eidon were showing in the Miami SwimShow at the convention center. The show was successful for both brands, with stacked appointments and plenty of walk-up traffic, according to Mike Vavak, ‎national sales manager men’s, SGS Sports.

Eidon

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Eidon is expressing its travel / adventure and surf roots through a new collection with one-piece and two-piece silhouettes.

Slowtide

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Slowtide’s offering for Spring 18 includes this collaboration towel with Acacia, that will be carried at all Acacia retailers. According to Co-founder Kyle Spencer, Slowtide is excited to be cross pollinating its product with some of Acacia’s larger accounts, and views the partnership as a great way for the brand to continue its expansion into the women’s market.

It was Slowtide’s first time showing at Miami Swim Week, and they were located at Cabana inside the new tent that the show added this time around to accommodate an influx of new brands. Co-founder Kyle Spencer said having a presence at the show is a natural evolution for Slowtide, which recently signed some big hotel and resort names on as official partners, most notably The Ace Hotel.

Agua de Coco

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Brazilian brand Agua de Coco

Brazilian swimwear had a fairly big presence in Miami this time around. Agua de Coco was showing in the new tent at Cabana and its beautiful, flowy silhouettes caught our eye.

Tavik

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Tavik’s Spring 18 collection featured some jewel-toned color ways, and ribbed fabrications, pictured here on a solid two-piece, the Leni Top and the Ali seamless bottom in Slinky Rib color way, that retailers were gravitating toward.

Tavik, which hosted a packed runway show Sunday evening, was showing at Hammock, and their suite was a high traffic zone for buyers throughout the entire show. VP of Sales and Marketing Jillian Leeman said the show was a great way for the brand to continue its expansion into the women’s market — a category that has been steadily growing and evolving for Tavik.

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One-piece suits were a huge trend, and Tavik was meeting that demand with a diverse selection. Seen here is the Drew suit in Glossy Pique color way.

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Minimal, clean lines and solid and simple color ways were also a trend we saw emerging at some of the tastemaker brands, such as Tavik.

Mayde

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Mayde was showing its Avalon Poncho, which retails for $79.

Five-year-old Australian brand Mayde was showing at Hammock, a much more curated, higher-end show. The biggest trend moving into next season for the brand is stone-washed everything, and they are also making a big push into French terry towels. The company was picked up by Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop.com during Holiday last year and has continued with pop-up shops with them through 2017. Mayde is also carried at retailers like Urban Outfitters and Poler.

Acacia

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Acacia was playing with a fun color-pop amongst a line of otherwise muted tones.

Acacia’s booth in the main tent at Cabana was slammed all three days of the show. We finally got a chance to check in with them on Sunday, and were impressed with some of the new key pieces in swim, not to mention a great ready-to-wear collection, which featured a well-received maxi dress, the NuNu, and additional coverups that were gaining traction, according to Band of Martians’ Ally Lopez, who reps the brand through her SoCal showroom.

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This Acacia racer back in mesh is a performance piece in next season’s collection.

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Acacia NuNu dress in Mai Tai color way.

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Acacia NuNu is a must-see from the brand for next season.

Citrine

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Citrine’s one-piece was a stand out within the Resort collection, which has a travel influence and takes inspiration from locations such as Mexico and the Mediterranean. The suit retails for $165.

Amuse Society

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Amuse Society was showing their Spring 18 collection, which was shot in Nice, France. The suit, Amuse Moi, is a signature piece for next season.

Issa De Mar

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Issa De Mar was showing this new silhouette, the Hanalei, for Spring 18. Noteworthy for its high, french cut, ribbed fabrication, and the Olive color — all new additions to the designer’s creative vision.

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