Miami Swim Week: AWOM by Sarah Akiba
It was a great joy to photograph for Sarah Akiba ‘s runway event for her non-profit “Angel Watching Over Me” last Thursday at Miami Swim Week. The event was from 7-10 p.m. in the Basement club at the Edition Hotel in South Beach.
The Edition Hotel has an ice skating rink and a bowling alley. There were a few models skating in the rink in swimwear and fur coats. They may have been a little chilly but it proved to create some very cool images that were captured for the show. I love the juxtaposition of the swim suits in a cold setting. This was a very creative aesthetic on Sarah’s part. Their hairstyles only add to the drama.
Designers featured on the runway also had booths where they were selling apparel and accessories. Sarah Akiba debuted her swim line in collaboration with Cai Swimwear. Some big names were there to support Sarah including Nazanin Mandi (pictured above). I was so happy to be part of such a great cause. Thank you Sarah! Stay tuned! More photos of Swim Week to come soon!
Check out my photography portfolio website if you like these images to see more of my work!