Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim: Your Guide to the Satellite Shows

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is a big deal, but every swimwear designer can't fit into the Raleigh tents schedule. Cue: the satellite show.

Happening in the midst of all the beach madness, these shows usually pop-up at a moment's notice. Plenty of designers (and sponsors) take advantage of Miami Swim Week to show their latest swim collections. But what does this mean for you? Loads of opportunities to shop, booze it up, and see the latest in swim trends.

We're breaking down your guide to the satellite shows with the big, the best, and the independent. Some are open to the public, some aren't. Check out our list after the jump.

Event: Splashion 2012
Dates: One night only, Wednesday, July 18
Designers showing: Aquarius, Bikini Flavors, Edward Beiner Eyewear, Jag, Jantzen, La Martina, Medicis Aesthetics, Inc., My Bestfriend's Closet, Ellis Swim
Music: A special performance by Kulture Shock adn music from DJ 360
Where: LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Open to the public? Yes, but must RSVP.
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Event: Funkshion Fashion Week

Dates: Wednesday, July 18 - Friday, July 20

Designers showing: Liliana Montoya, Angelina Petraglia, Eco Swim, SOTTO Resort, Julia Veli, Ava and Toxic Sadie, Elle & Ella, Guria, Mandalynn

Music: n/a

Where: At Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets on Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Open to the public? Fashion shows are not; designer sample sale on Sunday is.
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Event: SPF: Sand.Play.Fashion.

Dates: Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22
Designers showing: Strong Boalt, Qiss Qiss, Lila Nikole, We Love Colors, AZ Araujo
Music: Guest DJ Miss Tara
Where: Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Open to the public? If you book a brunch or dinner reservation, yes.
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