SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT HOSTS 2019 RUNWAY SHOW DURING MIAMI SWIM WEEK
2019 Model Search Winner, Brooks Nader, 2019 Cover Model Camille Kostek, Halima Aden, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Bock, Robin Holzken, Vita Sidorkina and Model Search Finalists Ariadna Gutierrez, Ashley Alexis, Brielle Anyea Cunningham, Christie Valdiserri, Clarissa Bowers, Courtney Smits, Djaniel Carter, Florinda Estrada, Hyun Joo (JooJoo) Hwang, Jamea Byrd, Kathy Jacobs, Katina Taylor, Miki Hamano, Nour Guiga, Salina Jade, Soraya Yd, Tanaye White
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit hosted the 2019 runway show during Miami Swim Week at the W South Beach. The runway showcased a lineup of women who stand for important issues donning socially conscious swimwear looks by designers who encourage and promote sustainability, inclusivity and philanthropy.
The runway show opened with hijab wearing model, Halima Aden in a custom designed burkini by Cynthia Rowley that read “DON’T CHANGE YOURSELF, CHANGE THE GAME”. “I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of another iconic moment in history with Sports Illustrated,” says designer Cynthia Rowley. “Halima is a true role model and I feel so lucky to be able to help spread her message and encourage women around the world to live with a sense of adventure.”
Additional designers featured on the runway included Abruzzo Swim, Acqua De Luxe, Alexiss, Andi Bagus, Antigua Swimwear, Badgley Mischka, Bissy Swim, Boohoo, CALi DREAMiNG, Fashion Nova, For Love and Lemons, Frankies Bikinis, Fredericks of Hollywood, GabiFresh, Kasa Kai, KRELwear, Krewe Du Q, Luli Fama, MegLiz Swimwear, Melao, Meshki, Mikoh, Mira Zadeh, Natasha Tonic, Norma Kamali, Ola Vida Swimwear, O’Neill, Paul and Rade, Poemä Swim, Port de Bras, Siempre Golden, Swimsuits for All and Vitamin A Swim.
Leading up to the runway show, SI Swimsuit will hold their annual open casting call at the W South Beach on Friday, July 12. Models from this year’s SI Swimsuit issue will be mentoring, interviewing and deliberating with the model search contestants to help them throughout the process. The SI Swimsuit team will select 16 Model Search Finalists who will grace the runway alongside the 2019 Model Search Winner.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the W South Beach Wet Deck