The swim and resort wear show from the Miami International University of Art and Design was a homerun. To see the talent, tremendous creativity and passion of the student designers was exhilarating and uplifting. It was a big dose of feel good medicine. The runway show, part of Miami Swim Week 2019, featured the work of over 50 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design students. Students hail from everywhere ranging from Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Vietnam and Ethiopia, to Latin America, Europe, Haiti and the USA. The students created swim and resort wear for both men and women based on their interpretation of trends and their design aesthetic. They used unusual items such as bicycle bungee cords, raincoat material and denim. This year men’s swimwear was well represented, not only with swim trunks and speedos, but with eye popping resort coverups. For women, a new addition was head gear, especially wide brim mesh hats that added an extra element of glamour. The fashion tent at Collins Park was packed, the music well chosen, and the production well done. Already looking forward to next year’s show.

Want to see more of their creativity? Check out the post on swimwear designed using packaging from McDonald’s from last year. Click here.


  1. As a result of your blog, two of us went to the Ritz Carlton/Key Biscayne to learn salsa dancing last Saturday evening. Although there was no formal instructions, the small band with a singer was impressive. People crowded the floor in the Lobby and danced spontaneously and even helped us with the steps. What a terrific evening! What fun! Might want to call first to make sure the band is playing on a Friday or Saturday evening. We’ll go back again.

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