Happy Monday friends! The madness is over and I cannot believe another Swim Week has come & gone. Let me begin by saying, I really, really missed what was formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh Hotel. This was my 3rd year attending Swim Week, and it was definitely the craziest. Obviously because of all the changes this year, many shows were overlapping, several really good shows were scheduled for the exact same time, and different venues were utilized for the runway shows. At the Raleigh, which is known as command central for all the shows, you simply go back and forth between 2 tents for all the shows. This year, guests were running back & forth btwn. The W Hotel, The 1 Hotel, the tent at Collins Park and a few other venues. Needless to say, I am definitely in need of lots of coffee to make it through this Monday!
I find it interesting that many people who attend swim week don’t even attend any fashion shows. Let me just say, I am old (sort-of, ha-ha). I am not into the daytime parties, pool parties, lunches, brunches and the like. I attend for one reason and one reason only- the fashion. I love when the lights go down and the music begins, and the models strut their stuff on the runway. There is something so exhilarating about seeing some of your favorite designers and what they have in store for their Resort 2016 collections!
If you know me, you know 6 Shore Road is one of my absolute favorite brands of all time, and seeing that show is always at the top of my list. This year, Pooja showed her collection in the Funkshion tent at Collins Park and it was absolutely amazing!!! There is something about the energy that Pooja & her designs give off…it’s hard to explain, but her “From beach to bar,” casual meets glam style simply gets me every time. From flirty, patterned maxis, mint beach bags and cross body bikinis, this year’s Panama-inspired collection was on point, right down to the music!
From the official post-event press release provided by Bollare:
“The 6 Shore Road Resort 2016 collection embodies the spirit of the rich landscape and history of Panama, hometown to designer Pooja Kharbanda. The native Kuna Indians served as a starting point with their vibrant mola, colorful panels made of cotton fabric and thread created by the Kuna women of Panama.
Vibrant colors of turquoise blue, pink, and orange are showcased among floral prints reminiscent of Panama rain forests that are always in symmetry to promote positive energy. In addition to 6 Shore Road’s signature floral print, this season’s Kuna mola is also incorporated into a mandala print, playing back into the rich history of Panama.”
Below are some of my favorites from the collection, along with some other shots provided by Bollare and Getty Images. Click on each photo to enlarge. Tomorrow I will be sharing the remainder of my weekend, including Tori Praver, Caffe, Mikoh & more! Have a great Monday! ~xo, love~