Lycra Moves Swim Cocktail Event at SwimMiami - Runway

Dianne Lober (L) Michelle Schlegel (CL) Pattie Ficorilli (CR) pose with models at the Lycra Moves Swim Cocktail Event at SwimMiami – (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for LYCRA)

As a key ingredient in many swimsuit brands, the LYCRA® brand was once again a presence during Miami Swim Week and sponsored the LYCRA® SWIM SALON during SWIMMIAMI, July 14-17, 2016. The salon was a new tented venue located on the grounds of the exclusive W South Beach hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. A series of four swimwear runway fashion shows featuring swimwear by Hot-As-Hell, Robb & Lulu,  Baes & Bikinis and San Lorenzo were held at the salon. These brands use LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber in their swimwear collections because it resists breakage and fit loss caused by chlorine and sunscreen, and lasts up to ten times longer than unprotected spandex.
An invitation-only cocktail party was hosted by the LYCRA® brand at the LYCRA® SWIM SALON on Saturday, at the W Southbeach hotel.  This was followed by a presentation on LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber by Pattie Ficorilli, INVISTA Senior Marketing Manager for Swim. A live model showcase featuring trends created in collaboration with Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, where the 2018 swimwear trends were brought to life. Finally, guests previewed the new LYCRA® brand global swim video that highlights the unrivalled benefits LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber delivers to swimwear.  The new global brand video will be made available to brands and fabric mills to promote the quality of their swimwear and fabric selection using LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™.
“Miami Swim Week gives us a wonderful opportunity to engage with our partner brands and showcase the newest fabric innovations to the global swimwear community,” said Ficorilli. “Fabrics using our LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber are the favorite choice of swimwear brands around the globe, and we enjoy being able to educate both new and established brands about our technological developments,  trends in the industry and connect them to key fabric mills from around the globe.”
More information on the LYCRA® fiber brand can be found at and You can also find the LYCRA® brand on social media by using @LYCRABrand.
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has 10,000 employees. For more information, visit and
LYCRA® and LYCRA® MOVES YOU™ are trademarks of INVISTA.
LDJ and SBI, two leading fashion production companies worldwide, have partnered to create SWIMMIAMI presented by smartwater® and W Hotels Worldwide, as a platform for designers seeking to present their 2016 collections set to International Runway standards. LDJ partners with IMG on NYFW and other international events and has been integral part of Miami Swim Week for the last ten years; producing the shows at The Raleigh Miami Beach with IMG and partnered with SBI to ensure a world class runway experience for the swim industry. A full schedule and information about the event can be viewed at  SWIMMIAMICOLLECTIONS.COM.
About Stijlinstituut, Amsterdam
Stijlinstituut Amsterdam focuses on innovation, product design and communication in design, fashion and materials. It acts as a source of information for the style related industry, reporting on consumer mind-set and environment, technological developments and trend-setting movements. It has developed a tightly focused methodology, directly related to client needs and built on consumer attitudes. It generates information and inspiration for design, marketing and sales functions, as well as for management, which gives valuable guidance on innovation, product design and communication.

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