On Thursday, July 8th 2021, spectators both local and abroad descended on the PARASIO tent to witness Liliana Montoya unleash her wild side on the runway. The brand debuted not one, but two new swim collections for the 2022 season–and the best part about it? It’s all sustainable!
Montoya wanted to emphasize the importance of sustainability and environmental preservation by utilizing recycled plastic bottles in her materials and charity for impoverished communities. This led to the showcasing of the second collection, GAIA inspired by the Goddess of Earth, with swimsuits and coverups incorporating details of the natural environment, particularly cheetah and floral patterns.
The model-turned-swimwear-designer gave the audience a little show of her own as she fiercely escorted her creations down the runway, both opening and closing the show. The diverse models only enhanced her vibrant, colorful creations. Her bold entrance was prefaced by a solo flutist performance, who set the stage for the lineup of models showcasing looks from the brand’s #FollowYourHeart Collection. These looks highlighted her signature detail, the gold-touched heart ornament. A key fact to note is that many of the pieces are reversible and can be worn in a multitude of ways.
The live-streamed show was packed with socialites, celebrities, fellow designers, and other movers & shakers in the world of high fashion and style. Notable guests included influencers/models Katarina Zarutskie, Jasmine Tosh Stewart, Joy Corrigan, and Bunny Zingler, Maluma backup dancer Megan Mullin, Latin actress Celines Toribio, Love Island star Damian Powers, and Daniel Patrick Ellis from the Gossip Girl revival season.
You can shop the collection TODAY and this weekend at The Plymouth Hotel Pop-Up – 336 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.