We’ve got your exclusive scoop on all things Swim Week 2015, so you can bet that Orchid Boutique will be your #1 source for an insider’s look into the Luli Fama 2016 collection. Luli Fama always brings it when it comes to their sassy swimsuit designs and Swim Week presentations, so you can bet that we were just itching in anticipation to get that first peek into the new collection. Luli Fama unveiled the 2016 line at the Funkshion Tent on South Beach this past Saturday July 18th, 2015. And ladies, hear me when I say that this show was nothing short of spectacular. Of course, being a Luli Fama Runway Presentation, the show had to begin with some kind of killer performance (this one being tribal dancers dancing in extravagant costumes). After the initial “oohs-and-ahhhs” from the audience after the performance, the first model stepped out in her first look…and I just about died in my seat. The 2016 collection shows how dynamic the brand truly is: Luli Fama is able to re-invent itself year after year to keep up with current swimwear trends, but they always keep true to their design aesthetic and style staples that fashionistas and celebrities alike go “ga-ga” over. The “dreamcatcher” theme is also very fitting for the collection; I’ll be dreaming about these bikinis and cover ups until the moment when get our hands on the collection, but until then, we’ll give you a sneak peek at the trends you can expect for 2016. #You’reWelcome.
(1) Printed Perfection:
Luli Fama never ceases to amaze us with their incredible design-savvy, especially when it comes to their prints. The 2016 collection was chock-full of prints evoking images of the desert sun, tribal scenes, and fierce animal-inspired patterns. Combine these with Brazilian cut bottoms, sassy rompers, and stylish maxi dresses, and you’ve got a killer look!
(2) The Updated Fringe:
You may not know this, but Luli Fama is known for their figure-flattering fringe halters and underwire bikini tops that everyone and their mother seem to love. This year, the brand updated their classic fringe top to keep up with current swim trends for 2016. For example, you’ll see fringe accents on crop-inspired halter tops that may have an added touch of macrame at the neck, or lined across the arms of a rashguard to give you that ultimate “boho-chic” look. Luli Fama even added fringe details to their cover ups and ultra-sexy hipster bottoms (…one of my personal favorites). If you are a fringe-fanatic, these looks are definitely right for you!
(3) Neons Galore:
One of the hottest trends for 2016 (and in continuation from 2015) are neons: from bright yellows and pinks to highlighter blues and greens, swimwear designers and bikini enthusiasts alike can’t seem to get enough of these bold, bright, beautiful, in-your-face colors. Luli Fama splashed these hot hues on many of their silhouettes, including bikinis, one pieces, rompers, and maxi dresses. Color your summer bright in these nouveau neons.
(4) Hip-Hip-Hooray for Macrame:
We’ve seen the macrame trend everywhere this season, so it’s not surprising that Luli Fama jumped in on the macrame/crochet bandwagon to dish out some killer macrame pieces for 2016. Intricate woven detailing can be seen on a few of their showstopping silhouettes for 2016, including high neck halter tops, hipster bikini bottoms, and a few cover ups. The most memorable piece from the collection featuring macrame was a black one piece with crochet splashed across the torso and bust; believe me, the audience was in awe when the model came out sporting the suit (while wearing a crazy-cool feather show piece, you know, to tie in the whole “dreamcatcher” theme…) while rocking out to surrounding music. Hands down, the scene was straight out of a swimwear fantasy.
The Luli Fama 2016 runway show truly blew us out of the water, and we and counting down the minutes until we can add some of these styles to our 2016 swimsuit collection. Stay tuned for brand new Luli Fama swimsuits coming soon!