When a troupe of flapper girls and horn players burst onto the runway, guests knew to expect a good show from swimwear label Luli Fama.
Inspired by the 1960 Italian film, "La Dolce Vita," the designer duo of Lourdes “Luli” Hanimian and her brother-in-law Augusto Hanimian created a line that evoked an era of Italian fashion married to Miami flair. Black-and-white images of Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg were projected onto the wall, coupled with modern music by the likes of Pitbull.
The Magic City's fashion sense was represented in bold prints, bright florals and standard Miami bling, while high-waisted bottoms and pin-up girl demi-cups were reminiscent of years past. The brand also sent out studded suits, gold hardware, twisted bikini tops, and mandatory thong and ruched bottoms. Models wore ultra girly headbands and flowers in their hair, contrasted with sexy salt-licked beach waves. For cover ups, the designers used varying styles and fabrics, ranging from delicate lace to electric blues, to match the bikinis and monokinis.
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