Although I was unable to travel to Miami to see this collection on the runway during Miami Swim Week, I absolutely adore this collection by Frankies Bikinis. It is fun and upbeat and perfect for any party or beach setting! I live in Florida so I’m always on the lookout for great swimsuits and bikinis and I’ve definitely found them with Frankies Bikinis. They are so beautiful and unique and I know that all my friends are undoubtedly going to ask (or beg) to know where I got such awesome swimsuits!
As a member of the media/press, I kindly received access to the images from the runway show, as well as the press release which I have copied below because it contains some great information about the collection! I am also including some images from the runway show that I have selected as my favorites. Enjoy!
Malibu, California (July 24, 2017)— On Saturday, July 22nd 2017, Frankies Bikinis debuted their 2018 Resort Collection, Golden State of Mind, at the SWIMMIAMI Tent in Miami Beach Florida with over 400 guests in attendance including: celebrities and top social influencers, leading editors and buyers. Models, including Kyra Santoro, Josie Canseco, Sofia Jamora and Ashley Moore, took to the stage to strut their stuff in designer Francesca Aiello’s newest collection of sexy, California-inspired swimwear.
Golden State of Mind pulls colors, textures and prints from the natural beauty of the California coast, incorporating breathtaking hues reminiscent of the ocean and soft sunsets. This season, Frankies Bikinis showed off a sportier side, utilizing new cuts and colors in ultra-flattering fabrics, making each style effortless and adaptable. Francesca’s goal was to create a collection that was transitional, allowing girls to go from the beach to beyond, simply by throwing on a pair of cutoffs. Runway looks were finished by 90s inspired accessories including clear boots and furry heels provided by GoJane.
Stroke of Beauty created holographic 90s inspired makeup looks that featured iridescent eye shadows, glossy pink lips and dewy skin, finished with long, natural lashes created exclusively for the show by Blink! By Montana. IGK designed two hair looks, one inspired by the cult-classic movie Clueless– waist length straight hair parted down the middle, and the second look, double boxer braids. To achieve the Rapunzel-esque waist length, pin-straight look, luxe hair extensions provided by ONYC were styled using DAFNI hair straightening ceramic brushes. Skin was bronzed to perfection thanks to Skinny Tan and the models’ looks were finished with custom manicures from LVX using Crimson, a deep vivid red polish.
The dreamy stage setup was reminiscent of a giant slumber party, complete with a nostalgia-inducing bed. Backstage, models donned custom silk robes provided by Pretty Robes. Guests enjoyed a unique front of house experience including treatments from beauty sponsors as well as taste goodies from Sugar Factory, including flutes of champagne flavored gummies and sweet, flirty lollipops. VIP guests were gifted with Herschel Supply Co backpacks filled with goodies, all inspired by the slumber party theme.
“Like everything else in the world, I’m evolving. I’d like to think that my designs for this collection are who I am as a 22 year old woman- different, new and more mature than my last. It’s an elevated aesthetic for the Frankies Girl- effortless, edgy and universally fitting!” – Francesca
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