So just got back from an amazing weekend. I caught a lot of the shows and three designers stuck out for me as their collections were from start to finish the best and storyline and silhouettes. CIA Maritima had a broad spectrum of moroccan inspired patterns with intricate unqiue designs and earthy tones. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/lOvFZi5nBY7/Cia+Maritima+Runway+Swim+2011+MBFW/-HSgH6WjxBX Poko Pano straight from Brazil was yet another surprise. We saw wider bottoms in her collection,amazon inspired designs with a lot of floral patterns on white and many sets as well as broken sets which clashed but yet worked very well together. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/u63ZHFlfRn5/Poko+Pano+Runway+Swim+2011+MBFW/NoWI9cxO302 Last but not least Aqua Di Lara had their collection consisting of many one piece swimsuits, solid jewel tone colors, and more sheen shiny metalic fabrics. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/wDijYKO6wSS/Aqua+Di+Lara+Qiss+Qiss+Runway+Swim+2011+MBFW/v2oAEskuWyf One thing I consistently saw was a lot of swimsuits having belts or a wrap/cache around the waist. I also saw many collections having single sided belt loop design on side of bikini' One piece suits with top consisting of frontal X design across was also seen on many of the collections. 2011 in the beach will consist more on making a statement than your more traditional comfort swimwear. Next up the big daddy of them all NY Fashion week....Can't wait!