For its second year, Miami nonprofit Style Saves threw a fabulous party to raise funds to buy Back-to-School clothes for kids from lower-income neighborhoods in the Miami area. Prominent multi-brand shops Atrium and IShine365 helped Style Saves party for a good cause July 19 at the pool of the Soho Beach House. Joining in on the stylish fun were fashion brands Trina Turk and papi.
Trina Turk, based in the Los Angeles area, showed its early Cruise 2013 collection, which was inspired by the style of the Mayan Riviera around the Mexican resort city Cancún. Looks included a “Yukateca” print one-piece with side cutout. Another Trina Turk signature look was the “Cozumel Zebra” push-up underwire top with a surf-hipster bottom. The look had a retro-inspired fit. Tunics and colorful men’s boardshorts also were seen on the runway in the Turk section of the show.
Perfectly timed to coincide with the Olympics, papi Inc., based in the Miami area, showed its men’s swimwear and underwear, both of which featured the colors of the flags of Latin American nations and the United States. The collection had been updated from its 2011 debut, when was featured during Macy’s Hispanic Heritage month celebration. Using materials such as cotton spandex and poly microfiber, the papi show also featured other fashion underwear and swimwear that showcased neon colors and geometric designs with black and white colors.