July 29, 2:16 PMSanta Ana Fashion News Examiner
Written by Jessica Du
Hot Hot Hot!
As the world’s most prominent Swimwear lines gathered in Miami Beach for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the sun glared and watered glittered beautifully to prepare for the setting of long runways and model mayhem.
Miami is a perfect city full of life and culture to present Swim Collections year after year.
As Monday arrived, the Grande Cabana Tent at The Raleigh Hotel was a buzz with excited attendees and busy production staff. The Nicolita Show was set and ready to start at 7:30pm. Lights dimmed and the first look down the runway was a blue one piece from The Madeira Tropical Group. The blue print is of wooden panels while the gold braided straps were made to mimic rope, very clever. Models strutted down past flashing bulbs in bright Cuban inspired works of glossy spandex while polka-dotted over lay art shined for the invited guests. Rallying in the show bright burst of Red, Yellow and Greens took shape in the form of twisted bandeau tops and tied ‘no-pinch’ bottoms adorn with traditional ruffled fiesta sleeves.
The Nicolita Swimwear wear line started and was founded in 2005 by Designer, Nicole Di Rocco. This year’s collection was inspired by her Cuban Heritage and the concept of styling for the Latina or Curvy figure. Celebrating the more shapely body form is welcoming to all women, of all races. This was evident even in the casted models that were booked for this show in Miami. Models with pretty curves flaunted their happy figures with pride for what they look like and who they are.
Coming to a close of a great day under the tents, a celebration was forming at the Official After-Party in The Raleigh Hotel Penthouse! Nicole announced a special collaboration with SiTV had been filmed. As a dream come true, Di Rocco received the opportunity to reunite her parent’s with their homeland of Cuba; to do an on-location photo shoot for Nicolita Swimwear. Having been away from Cuba for after 49 years it was a heart-warming way for them to share with Di Rocco all the cultural heritage of her family’s roots. There The Designer comes to her own, learning the significance and greatness of being Cuban American. Stay tuned, the touching look back is set to debut on SiTV: November 7th, 2010. What a monumental way of coming back full circle
Check Out the Collection at MyNicolita.com