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July 31st 2017, West Palm Beach, Florida USA

Another Record Breaking Show: Palm Beach Swim Week 2017

Over 18 summer fashion shows will hit the same runway for Palm Beach Swim Week this August 25th through the 27th. Over 270 press pass applications were applied for and so many designer submissions from around the world that the producer has dubbed the grand finale show date International Designer’s Show Day. Shows will be taking place August 25th through the 27th at the Lakefront Pavilion located at 101 South Flagler Drive in the Arts and Entertainment District of downtown West Palm Beach with the media reception being held on the 10th at 539 Clematis Street by invite only.

Designers will be traveling from as far away as Columbia, New York, and include several from the country of Kazakhstan featuring internationally acclaimed fashion designers Anjelika Venalu, Nurgul Rysklova, and Julia Skubilina who have been seen in Russia Fashion Week and the renowned Kazakhstan Fashion Week. Styles range from exquisite summer and resort wear to swimwear of the finest detail and design.

Fashions to be shown are all new, never been seen before designs to be shown on the runway for production of the 2019 summer/spring fashion season. Shows are open to the public, media, and professional buyers such as retailers, merchandisers, and boutique owners for the placement of orders to be produced.

One lucky designer was able to obtain at $250k contract with a large retailer from the last production of Palm Beach Swim Week. Pre-show events kick off with the Media Reception on August 10th at the all new Fusion Fashion & Art pop up gallery at 539 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach on the corner of South Rosemary Avenue. The media reception will include all approved media by invite and make available for interview the designers, models, others involved in the shows, and the artist of Palm Beach Swim Week who will also be taking their art to the runway as well.

Palm Beach retro lifestyle artist Sharon Tatum will be exhibiting her art pieces along with her new art inspired resort and active wear.  Previously she has highlighted her art on women’s fine silk scarves which were featured in the last Palm Beach Swim Week. Now for Palm Beach Swim Week 2017 she has evolved the look into the quintessential Palm Beach resort and active wear collection. Also exhibiting their art at the media reception, acclaimed collage artist Kenny Ruiz of Magchop from Chicago and now a very prominent collage artist in Miami and has an extensive fan following has turned his love of art into the art of the bikini to develop his new label Magchop Swim. His new swimwear has been featured on the cover of Low Rider magazine, VIP TV, and Designer Ruiz is the official sports memorabilia artist for celebrates such as Professional Trans Am Racer Ernie Francis Jr.

Designer Ruiz supports Charites such as Blooming with Autism, Liga Contra el Cancer, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Sheridan House Ministries. Also, in the movie industry fashion art swim designer Kenny Ruiz has worked with the 168 Film Festival in California called "Robin's Glove". He has been a featured artist for Planet Fashion TV, Featured artist for 2015-16 Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition of Broward County, Published in Observer News, Florida Creative Living Magazine and sponsor of the 2017 Widescreen Film & Music Festival.

Also available for interview will be the Palm Beach mother daughter team of designer Anna Hess, Le Parasel Umbrellas. For a first time ever this much essential summer accessory each unique and some with one-of-a-kind art will hit the runway with a itty bitty bikini themed show for fun and fashion in the sun. Fashion Designer Karen Troncoso-Howard of Palm Beach, Little B’s will be on the scene and showing Children’s summer wear which is a first for Palm Beach Swim Week. Swimwear designer Gabriel Diaz of ‘Anya Bikinis was featured in Miami Swim Week, however, like her collection featuring the “Ever-Summer” bikini line, she is far from done and will be heading north for more fun in the Palm Beach sun and runway.

Heading south to Palm Beach from New York for a second time is celebrity swimwear designer Kasia Roginska of Karo Swimwear originally from Kraków she has been featured in Sports Illustrated twice and too many other publications to mention. Her all new collection combines reversible women’s swimwear which mixes glam, function, and comfort. Fellow celebrity designer Karen Nottage of Legacy K who is originally from Jamaica and now calls Palm Beach home will be joining us as well. Previously featured on WPTV and FOX for her award winning gown which was featured at the Florid Sunshine Ball for the presidential inauguration. Legacy K will be reviling her all new stylistic diva big and tall plus size brand named CAITLIN ARD "Irish for tall girls" using the slogan "Embrace your Height and Love your Curves".

Also, heading south from Georgia is Tepuy Activewear by Elena Carné with an all new high quality luxury active wear collection targeted and function, style and affordability made in the U.S.A. Another swimwear designer returning to the shows is Victoria Bornelli Brazil to Palm Beach, who was featured in the first Palm Beach Fashion Swim Week show in 2014. Originally from Brazil she now designs and manufacturers her top of the line quality swimwear in Palm Beach County. Finally, CJ Golden from Orlando, who was the hit of the last Palm Beach Swim Week will be returning. Golden Designs will be showing his all new Star Boy collection

Palm Beach Swim Week 2017 is the 7th annual fashion production in Palm Beach County by 2nd generation fashion industry professional Lilyana Lovela who is the president of the Florida Fashion & Apparel Chamber of Commerce and creator of Fusion Fashion & Art™. Details and show schedule can be found at More designer announcements to follow.

Media Contact and for interview:

Lilyana LoVela: 561-305-6004

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