Runway and model photos from the Frankies Bikinis collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim by Fashion Photographer James Santiago.
Frankies Bikinis is an independent line of high quality, very detailed, seamless, simple and sexy bathing suits made in the U.S.A. Frankies Bikinis takes Southern California’s coast style and infuses it with the Hawaiian shoreline in an exotic, feminine and flirty low cut ready to be surfed in, tanned in or hung out to dry after an invigorating day at the beach.
Inspired by Malibu, Frankies Bikinis are fun bikinis that encompass what it means to be a carefree beach girl. Never compromising style, each piece is uniquely designed by surfer and teen entrepreneur Francesca Aiello, a native to Malibu, who is inspired by her love for the ocean and her passion of bikinis. Born into the surf community, Frankies Bikinis aims to satisfy the needs of surfers who demand functionality and a great look when they hit the wave.
Like any fashion event, it’s just as much about the parties and sponsorships, the red carpet and the street style as it is the main event. Miami Beach’s club, venues and hip eateries are packed with the jet-set crew of models, editors, photographers, writers and designers.