Funkshion 2016 at Swim Week

It’s Chris’s favorite week of the year — Swim Week. He may like it because of the models, but Shireen knows girls love it because of the amazing swimwear. This year Deco caught up with organizers, designers and models of one of the best shows on the beach … cute little bikinis included.

Miami Swim Week is right around the corner and one of its biggest events — Funkshion 2016 — is about to begin.

Funkshion’s been around 14 years and this year — it’s bigger than ever.

Aleksander Stojanovic: “This year we offer two runways, and we’re gonna have some crazy shows. Each night we’re gonna have four shows. In addition to the tent, we also have the show at the Setai Hotel and Nautilus Hotel. They gonna be going on later on after we finish with the tent.”

The tents doubled in space — and are in the perfect spot on Collins Ave. between 21st and 22nd Street.

Aleksander Stojanovic: “You can’t beat this location, it’s kind of the epicenter of everything.”

No wonder designers are pumped.

Jessica Sierralta: “It’s our first big runway show, so we’re really excited to be here.”

Kai Lani Swimwear will make its debut on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Jessica Sierralta: “The Funkshion show is in Miami. My sister and I are the designers of Kai Lani Swimwear, and we are born and raised in Miami, so I think it’s really cool.”

Check out their ’60s and ’70s inspired collection Freebird.

Jessica Sierralta: “The suit that you’re seeing is called “guns and roses,” that’s the name of the print and we also have some hand dipped ombre tassels on it, really cute.”

And they’re not the only swimwear line using the ’70s as inspiration.

Susana Restrepo: “This collection is in the pool, in the ’70s in Miami, so it’s full of palm trees, cocktails, color, and flamingoes.”

This suit by Maaji is apparently all the rage.

Emme Martin: “It’s super comfortable, the fabric is the softest and I love how it ties in the front. It’s really unique too, which I like.”

Their runway show is on Sunday at 9 p.m.

And — if you’re wondering how to get inside…

Aleksander Stojanovic: “All the shows are free, we never charge for the shows, it’s just that the space is limited and the designers are the ones choosing and making the lists.”


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