The Hammock Runway Show presented by LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ at W South Beachon Friday night made a splash Swim Week!  Over fifty Hammock exhibitors showcased a look from their 2016 collection on a spectacular runway over the W South Beach pool.  Hammock trade show presented by LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™is Swim Week’s premiere luxury lifestyle show held at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences.  Hammock features creative exhibition spaces, 45 ocean view exhibitor suites, and special events during Swim Week, July 18-20 at the W South Beach.

On Friday, July 17, with more than 450 fashion-elite attendees, Hammock showcased a variety of luxury designer swimwear brands on a spectacular runway built over the pool, launching Swim Week at the WET pool lounge. The show featured the LYCRA® DESIGN Challenge, a design competition for brands in the Hammock show to design a unique swimsuit and/or cover-up using red fabric containing LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber. The LYCRA® Challenge video reveal from LYCRA® Mover and professional surfer, Anastasia Ashley set the tone and introduced the competition. Custom designs from made of red LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ shown by 10 brands in the Hammock Runway Show finale and judged for originality, creativity and fit by a panel of three industry judges including professional surfer, Anastasia Ashley, renowned fashion blogger Kaitlynn Carter, and Ocean Drive magazine’s fashion editor, Julia Ford Carther. The winners were Acambha (first), Solkissed Swimwear (second) and Honey Bee Swim (third). The first place winner will receive an all-expenses-paid fashion photo shoot of the winning design look which will then be featured in the November issue of Ocean Drive.

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Notable brands featured at Hammock include:  Aila Blue, Alati Swim, Anna Sui Swimwear, Athena, Banajaan Collection, Basta Surf, Beauty and the Beach, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Blue Life, California Kisses, Condition Culture, Coola, Driftwood, Ella Moss, Ella Moss Girls, Etnia Barcelona, Frankie’s Bikinis, Hampton Sun, Honey Bee Swim, HAH, House of Au+ora, Hurley, Hurley Girls, INDAH Clothing, Indie Swim, Issa de Mar, Juicy Couture, Kai Lani Swim, Kaohs, Koru Swimwear, Leahray, LUXE by Lisa Vogel, LOVE HAUS Lingerie, Mandalynn Swimwear, Maxim Swim, MIKOH, Montce Swim, Nautica, NEXT, Oakley, One Teaspoon, Pacific & Driftwood, Posh Pua, Reef, Rove Swimwear, Salt Swimwear, Splendid, Splendid Girls, Stone Fox Swim, TAVIK, Thinking Mu and Veronika Pagan.

LYCRA® Challenge video reveal from LYCRA® Mover and professional surfer, Anastasia Ashley:

The LYCRA® Design Challenge winners: Acambha (first), Solkissed Swimwear (second) and Honey Bee Swim (third)

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About Hammock

Recognized as Swim Week’s premiere luxury lifestyle show Hammock is an expansion of the Salon Allure trade show with more creative exhibition spaces, sell-out suites and fabulous fashion events during Swim Week, July 18-20, 2015. The newly branded Hammock will take place at the W South Beach Hotel & Residence. Thousands attend this show drawing buyers, media and photographers from around the world.

About Anastasia Ashley

Anastasia Ashley grew up between the beaches of the North shore of Oahu, and southern California. As a young child, she was naturally drawn to the ocean; swimming by age 2, surfing by age 6, and competing at the young age of 7. Anastasia went on to win over 30 professional events, including having the most appearances at the women’s pipeline pro event, and being nominated for the Billabong XXL awards. Anastasia’s talent as a competitive surfer and spokeswoman propelled her into mainstream media. She has been featured on MTV, FX, ESPN, Access Hollywood, and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, as well as in Sports Illustrated, SHAPE, Self, Huffington Post, Sports illustrated, and GQ.

Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison

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