Décolleté and shoulder protecting swim shirts
...seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami 2014 in Florida where swimwear designers and international labels presented the new collections at The Raleigh Hotel from 18 July until yesterday, 22 July 2013. The Raleigh pool deck was transformed into a surf oasis where the fashion week opened with the 'Roxy Pop Surf' show on occasion of 25 years of Roxy (image right).
Highlights of the new collections are the water sports inspired pieces; especially the short shirts which protect the sun-exposed zones décolleté and shoulders. The styles reach from pop-70ies with photo-realistic prints over cut-out items with experimental screen patterns to classical sports swimwear with 80ies touch.
fig. original: The model on the photo wears the striped bikini bottom with matching short-sleeve belly top by Roxy. The shirt's front shows a photo-print of palm trees; the back of the shirt has the same stripes like the briefs. Image captured at the Roxy presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at The Raleigh Hotel on 18 July 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014; (C) 2013 Getty Images.
fig. original: Cut-out bikini with shirt top at the Suboo show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on 19 July 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz; (C) 2013 Getty Images.
fig. original: Pink bikini bottom with décolleté and shoulder protecting belly top by Oakley; shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on 21 July 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz; (C) 2013 Getty Images.
Source: Original article with images on http://www.fashionoffice.org/collections/2013/miamiswim7-2013.htm.
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