Designers Show Latest Swimwear in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ More than two dozen designers are showcasing their latest swimwear collections in Miami Beach.

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 hits the runway Thursday.

The first collection will be Lisa Blue by Australia’s Lisa Burke.

The shows run through Monday at the Raleigh in Miami Beach. Among the runways shows will be looks for swimwear lines Poko Pano, Dolores Cortes, Mara Hoffman, Luli Fama and Wildfox.

Last year’s shows highlighted bold-colored and printed pantsuits on the runway, as well as geometric shapes and animal-inspired prints on bikinis and maillots.