Embroidered and beaded animal print and stripe two-piece ($115), Agua Bendita
“There are 700 families who work together to create our handwork and embroidery, and they are our heroes, thus the name of the collection, Lovely Heroes . . . The collection is joyous and young.”—Mariana Hinestroza, designer, Agua Bendita
“The form, the colors, the ambiance that breathes in Miami and Ocean Drive, it all inspired me . . . I wanted to reflect the joy of being here. The vibe here is relaxed, sensual. We channel the over-the-top Miami elements through the accessories and gold accents, and the colors range from ocean hues to neon cityscapes." —Dolores Cortés, designer, Dolores Cortés Swim
“I wanted to do very different things based on my ideas that a woman no longer needs to stick to one identity. She can be a rock star, a princess, a beach babe, anything she wants.”—Lisa Burke, designer, Lisa Blue Swimwear
Liza Tangerine adjustable halter top bikini in Brazilian cut ($146), Poko Pano
“I was inspired by Salvador, Brazil, which has a carnival and a mix of cultures and music.”—Paola Robba, designer, Poko Pano
“It’s a little tribute to Donna Summer. It has that ’70s feeling—very glamorous but very natural.”—Amahlia Stevens, designer, Vitamin A
While some parts of the country are still feeling the snowy effects of winter, South Florida is springing forward, with our clocks and our wardrobes. With new pool parties, beach fêtes, and longer days officially here, there’s no time like the present to refresh the resort and swimwear corners of our closets, and to reflect on the looks that caught our eye at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Take a second look at these runway styles now available on the rack and online, and learn what inspired their style from the designers themselves.