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Lila Nikole ‘GRAPHIC PARADISE’ Dominates Miami Swim Week Runway 2024

Photography by: Arun Nevader ℅ Getty Images (Runway/Performance) & Mark Gunter ℅ Getty Images (Ambiance) + Art Hearts Fashion

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Left to right: Carmen Carrera, Lila Nikole

Miami Swim Week 2024 was ablaze with color and energy as Lila Nikole, the celebrated Miami-raised swim, resort wear, and costume designer, stole the show with her stunning collection, ‘GRAPHIC PARADISE.’ Showcased during Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion, this collection is a vibrant homage to Miami’s vintage art deco aesthetic, featuring intricate patterns, graphic designs, and asymmetrical cuts that flatter every body type.

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Evangeli Anteros Opens Show For Lila Nikole

Models strutted the runway to the electrifying beats of DJ Dinero, a longtime friend of Lila’s, who curated the perfect soundtrack for this high-energy, exhilarating show. The collection’s cohesive styling shone through with male and female model pairings, each ensemble meticulously crafted to perfection.

A Week of Extravaganza

Miami Swim Week was more than just a runway show—it was an all-out celebration. Lila Nikole’s presence was felt throughout the week with a series of elaborate events leading up to the grand showcase on June 1st.

  • Tuesday, May 28th: The week kicked off with a studio session at NBC, followed by a poolside model casting party at South Beach’s iconic Surfcomber Hotel.

  • Thursday, May 30th: Lila hosted an exclusive influencer dinner at the exciting new Miami hotspot, Casa Matilda.

  • Friday, May 31st: Lila joined forces with Art Hearts Fashion and Snatched Plastic Surgery for a panel discussion on how fashion informs body trends and vice versa.

  • Saturday, June 1st: Lila’s design ‘Cyan Miami’ was parked outside the M2 venue, offering a sneak peek into her world of design. Inside, a branded pop-up ‘living room’ provided a unique photo opp for attendees.

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Lila Nikole Hosts Models for Influencer Yacht Party

VIP Treatment

Guests at the runway show were treated to VIP gift bags brimming with branded merchandise and enjoyed generous sponsored experiences throughout the week. Sponsors included Loose Leaf, Highsman, Frozen Fields, Carrot Express, Samba Sol, Seagrams Escapes, Lollipetals, Snatched Plastic Surgery, and more.

The Grand Finale

The week concluded with a spectacular cruise yacht party sponsored by Lupo Yacht Club. Top influencers joined Lila and her team, cruising the Miami waters and celebrating the success of the ‘GRAPHIC PARADISE’ collection.

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Lila Nikole Hosts Models for Influencer Yacht Party

Lila Nikole Design for Carnival

The Woman Behind the Magic

Lila Nikole Rivera is acclaimed for her work with celebrities such as Kendrick Lamar, Kim Kardashian, and The Weeknd. Her designs, which cater to both men and women of all shapes and sizes, truly brought the heat to Miami Swim Week.

What’s Next?

Lila is set to design Carnival costumes for top brands like Tribe Trinidad, Xodus Jamaica, Yume Trinidad, Gen X Miami, and K-Paya Miami. These designs are a labor of love, involving hours of hand detailing, gemming, feather work, and immense talent.

To shop the ‘GRAPHIC PARADISE’ runway looks, visit Lila Nikole’s official website.

Miami Swim Week 2024 was a testament to Lila Nikole’s unparalleled talent and her ability to capture the vibrant essence of Miami through her designs. Here’s to many more collections that set the runway on fire!

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