The Best Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

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Best Show for a Cause

Style Saves Fashion Show Fundraiser SOHO Beach House

4385 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
786-507-7900

This year marks both the one-year anniversary and 2nd annual summer fashion show fundraiser for Style Saves, an organization that combines fashion and philanthropy to benefit students. Show your support and step out well-heeled for this fashion fete; taking place at Soho Beach House on July 19 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. with sponsors including Papi, The Miami Foundation for a Greater Miami and Rik Rak salon, boutique and bar.

Best Kept Secret

Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at The Raleigh

1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-6300

This über-exclusive hub is where select VIPs find solace before, during and after the whirlwind known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. This year, Mercedes-Benz will also be unveiling the all-new SL63 AMG. Composed entirely of aluminum, this newest model has been completely redesigned and delivers 530 horsepower.

Salon Allure at W South Beach Hotel and Residences

2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-938-3000

This intimate oceanfront outpost for VIPs to relax inbetween shows comes equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, refreshments and luxe goodie bags. Here, you’ll likely rub elbows with industry insiders and fashion’s most influential tastemakers.

Hottest Ticket

Mara Hoffman

Cabaña Grande at The Raleigh

1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-6300

Undoubtedly one of the most wellattended shows of the week, Mara Hoffman consistently delivers the perfect balance of sultry and stylish; creating silhouettes that are worlds apart from your average swimsuit. Taking place on July 21 at 8 p.m., be sure to check out the front row to get a glimpse of your favorite industry insiders; this is one show they don’t miss.

Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens

Oasis at The Raleigh

1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-6300

As this season’s presenting designer, the runway show of Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens is one of the most sought-after tickets of the week. This particular designer is best known for her usage of fine fabrics and mixand- match varieties. Taking place on Friday, July 20 at 9 p.m., this is one catwalk worth watching.

W South Beach Hotel and Residences

2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-938-3000

It’s official: the people have spoken and the W South Beach Hotel and Residences has been named Miami’s best hotel by Haute Living’s Hotel Madness competition. And it should come as no surprise, since this architectural masterpiece is the brainchild of New York real estate giants and Haute 100 members David Edelstein and Aby Rosen. The property boasts panoramic views of the ocean, posh décor and is home to two of the best restaurants in town, Mr. Chow and The Dutch.

Best Hotel

The Raleigh

1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-6300

Charming and posh, The Raleigh on South Beach is an iconic art deco hotel that has stood the test of time, and competition. Although there are a string of luxury hotels on Collins Ave., few are quite as chic. And since the hotel is home to Mercedes-Benz swim fashion presentations and runway shows, you couldn’t possibly find a better place to see and be seen.

Soho Beach House

4385 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
786-507-7900

Soho House is an international destination for the world’s elite, but the brand’s Miami outpost is particularly special. This SoBe gem attracts both local tastemakers and international guests for its exclusivity and unassuming environment. With 50 bedrooms, a private beach and a luxurious Cowshed spa and fitness center, Soho Beach House is an ideal hub for escape and relaxation.

W South Beach Hotel and Residences’ Three-Year Anniversary Celebration At Wall

2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-938-3000

On Saturday, July 21, the W SoBe will ring in three years of success on South Beach with a celebratory soiree at WALL. With beats by DJ Reboot and a guaranteed A-list crowd, this is one after party worth attending.

Best After Party

L*SPACE After Party at STK

2377 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-604-6988

If you’re not completely spent after swim week’s back-toback events, we suggest stopping by STK on Sunday, July 22 at 10 p.m. for the L*SPACE by Monica Wise official after party. Known for creating modern swimwear, the brand blends sophistication with a fashion-forward esthetic.

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