After sitting out last summer due to the pandemic, Miami Swim Week was back in action this July. Runway and trade shows, activations and pop ups happened all over town. Here are some of our favorite collections to add to your summer wardrobe. Many have Florida roots, so you’ll be supporting local designers as well.
Known for lightweight, tropical knits for women, men and children, Krelwear relocated to a larger space in Miami Ironside. Shop its new metallic yarn collection inspired by summer festivals and sunset hues, as well as pieces from Bungalow Bazaar and MCharms during a pop up on July 17. Krelwear is also carried at Michelle Farmer and Glimpse boutiques.
If you haven’t already discovered Soléi Sea flip flops, pick up a pair or two for the season. Its savvy founders—four friends, most of whom reside in South Florida—launched the brand this year with sustainability, comfort and philanthropy in mind. Styles feature vegan leather and recycled materials with padding and arch support. A portion of proceeds benefits grassroots organizations.
New York vintage emporium Morphew operates a shop in Curio at Faena Bazaar. Many vintage collectors including celebrities know about its exquisitely curated fashions and home décor but may not be familiar with its in-house line of upcycled couture. Each unique piece is made from various materials and trims like the pictured halter dress’s antique patchwork quilt and Victorian lace.
Popular for fine pebbled leather sourced in Italy, Beck handbags expanded its vast assortment with a brand-new micro style. The pixie size comes in multiple colors like pale blue, shocking pink, citrus yellow and black. Each bag is hand-dyed for a slightly unique hue, which can be further customized with hand-painted art and monograms. Browse the full selection online.
Floridians can never have enough great beach towels. The Portugal-born Futah brand resembles traditional Turkish towels, but items are made with an exclusive, quick-dry cotton that’s truly eco-friendly for peace of mind. Towels, blankets and surf ponchos for men, women, children and babies come in elegant colors and prints. Purchase them through Futah’s online store and Frangipani boutique in Wynwood.
Gucci introduced an exclusive tote for the Miami market. The breezy summer accessory is available in a vibrant palette at Gucci stores in Aventura, Bal Harbour, the Design District and Coral Gables. The busy Italian brand also opened an archive in Florence’s Palazzo Settimanni, hosted a Hamptons bash and launches a collaboration with video game powerhouse 100 Thieves soon.