Day 2 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012


Poko Pano Swim 2012 photo credit: Annie Vazquez blogger from The Fashion Poet

White Sands Australia, POKO PANO, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Crystal Jin Swimwear, L*Space and Wildfox Couture Swim ROCKED it on Day #2 of MBFW Swim!

Actress Adrienne Bailon, Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen, and singer Ne-Yo, were among the few who also looked fabulous at the show as always!

First up at the Cabaña Grande, authentic from the land down under a line reflecting a love of exotic destinations and haute fashion, White Sands Australia swimwear. Sunny and sophisticated with signature prints and “uber-chic” silhouettes, Australian fashion and swim label White Sands epitomizes effortless glamour. From tiny Brazil bikinis to plunging maillots and effortlessly fluid coverups, White Sands pieces are undeniably sexy with a nod to the carefree lifestyle that is so Australian.

Designer Leah Madden crafts seaside chic statement pieces that are infinitely wearable, referencing vintage icons and faraway locales in ways that are purely of-the-minute. Earning raving reviews at Australian FashionWeek and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami, Madden designs for the woman who demands her beachwear be as fashion-forward as her lifestyle. This quality and a flawless fitting luxury resort-wear label is casual chic and made to look fabulous from beach to bar.

Designer Leah Madden unveiled her latest collection for White Sands Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012, accenting sweet prints and graphic patterns with feminine styling and ultra-luxe accessories. photo credit: NBC

Second to hit the runway was POKO PANO in the Oasis where guests got to have the beautiful sunny skies of South Beach Miami above them and the feel of warm sands of the beach at their feet, literally!

Check out the footage!

The collection consisted of tropical foliage prints, bright colors, neutral-toned reptile and feline animal prints, and of course eye-catching juicy tropical fruits. The hair trend we saw for POKO PANO was fishtail braids and this year’s hottest style of the feather hair extension, only bigger and bolder. Makeup was kept low-key, neutral but bronzed and beautiful.

Third of the night back in the Cabaña Grande we saw designer Angela Chittenden’s newest line for Beach Bunny Swimwear (ft. the Kardashian sisters as spokesmodels) showcasing a mix of the hottest swim wear trends such as retro-chic-glam styles, pretty lace & animal prints,U.S.A. independence colors red, white & blue, sequins galore, and last but not at all least was supermodel Kate Upton ravishing the sexiest newest bridal collection Beach Bunny Bride.

Since its launch in 2004, the Los Angeles based label Beach Bunny has become an international sensation with its definitive luxury swimwear and ready to wear pieces that capture the California lifestyle that appeals to glamorous girls across the globe who just want to have fun. All the models looked like bombshells wearing these numbers and flaunting their glamourous shiny hair and not to mention flashing an absolutely sexy red-lipsticked smile.

To ensure the ultimately sexy fit in all the right places, suits come with seductive Brazilian cuts featuring ruched backing, and a variety of curve-enhancing tops including triangles, bandeaus, halters and underwires.

The brand new collection Beach Bunny Bride is the first ever bridal swimwear collection. This exclusive line includes an array of swimwear and cover-ups adorned in hand beaded pearls, delicate Chantilly lace and Swarovski crystals that capture the femininity, edge and grace of the modern bride. Whether you are the bride-to-be wanting to make heads turn and hearts flutter on your wedding day or honeymoon.

Beach Bunny Bride supermodel Kate Upton making her grand finale entrance

Highlights for Crystal Jin by Manhattan based designer Crystal Eley

Highlights for L*Space by designer Monica Wise

Last collection of the Day 2, check out the highlights for Wildfox Swim from The Raleigh Penthouse