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The Miami Swim Week Events You Can Actually Go To


How to Party Your Way Through Miami Swim Week

By Carla Torres | July 15, 2015 | Lifestyle

Swim Week 2015 is officially here, and with it comes a flock of buyers, designers, and supermodels to the sands of Miami. Here, we round up nine can't-miss events happening around town.

A look from Mara Hoffman's Swim Week 2015 runway presentation.

Fashion for Breakfast with Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman, the queen of bohemian chic, is hosting a special Swim Week edition of Soho House's famous Fashion for Breakfast alongside Harper's Bazaar senior shopping editor Megan Reynolds. Be prepared to drink mimosas and digest some serious trends. RSVP at July 16, 9:30-11 am. Cecconi's, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7902

Private Shows with a Public View at the W
The official host of this year's SwimMiami, W South Beach is the place to be all week, especially if you're on the list to all of the exclusive shows. If not, no need to sweat; we heard that you can get views of shows like San Lorenzo Bikinis on Friday and Caffé Swimwear on Saturday as well as private poolside soirées from the Living Room Bar terrace and WET pool deck. You didn't hear it from us. July 16-17, 9 pm. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3000

The Glam App Braid Bar
Just in time for Swim Week, actress and blogger Cara Santana and celebrity hair and makeup stylist Joey Maalouf are launching their on-demand beauty platform The Glam App in Miami. Stop by the launch party to mingle with Santana and try out beauty treatments from the app's stylists. RSVP at July 17, 4-7 pm. The Garden at the Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-605-4041

SPF at Nikki Beach
There are runway shows and then there are runway shows with a side of brunch (and by side, we mean buffet), yoga courtesy of Exhale Spa, and a Glam&Go braid bar. Head to SPF at Nikki Beach where all of the above, plus gratis express manicures, chair massages, and Moët pours, are happening while models show off the latest from Capristan, K.Blu, and Agua Bendita. July 19, 11 am-4 pm. Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-1111

Style Saves Swim
Calypso St. Barth, iShine365, and Kai Lani are slated for the runway at this fundraiser event, which benefits underprivileged students, along with accessories from Regine Chevallier, and Jaimie Nicole. Guests can enjoy a sponsored open bar and dance to a set by Mia Moretti till the stroke of midnight. Purchase tickets here. July 17, 9 pm-midnight. The Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-257-4500

Blind Dragon Pop-Up at FDR
Los Angeles celebrity hot spot and Asian karaoke joint Blind Dragon is popping up at FDR at Delano from Friday to Sunday. The three-night event cohosted by Glamour magazine invites brands like Wildfox, Zigilane, and Belluso Swimwear for evenings of singing, dancing, and nightswim shows. Entry is at the doorman's discretion, so arrive early and dress to impress. RSVP at July 16-18, 11 pm-close. FDR, 1685 Collins Ave., South Beach, 305-924-4071

Float Swim Week Pool Party
Bring your posse to the Freehand for a can’t-miss afternoon of music, handcrafted libations, and swimsuit fashion by Margarita Swimwear, Kokoakinis, Jypsea Local Swimwear, and Diadema + Gloriam. July 18, 2-7 pm. Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727

Sunday Soirée
Close out the week with the annual Sunday Soirée at the swank SLS benefiting Style Saves. The unique shopping experience features a lineup of Miami's top boutiques and brands like Goêt, Bungalow 33, and MVM. Plus, 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Style Saves. RSVP at July 19, noon-6 pm. SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1701

Escape Miami 3 Style Lounge
Back for the third year in a row, Escape Miami Lounge should be on every chic Miamian's agenda this Swim Week. Shop brands like Italia Independent, Superga, L*Space, Lyfe, and Bianca Coletti, and enjoy beauty treatments like manis from Arle Nails, cuts and styling by Junior & Hatter, and makeup by Face 2 Face Studios. All this in addition to the poolside fashion show, where you can snag the styles directly off the runway. Purchase tickets here. July 18, 1-6 pm. Shelborne Wyndham Grande, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1271

Photography by: Photography courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week