Miami’s ‘Sneaker Queen,’ Alessandra Gold and renowned Miami swimwear designer
Lila Nikole presented the Lila Nikole ‘Tribez’ swimwear collection at FUNKSHION
SWIM WEEK, not once, but twice in two epic runway shows. Both days brought an
attendance of about 2,000 guests. Amongst press present were VH1, Deco Drive,
Ocean Drive, Vogue Italy, Huff Post, bloggers, fans and influencers.
The first of the two shows, hosted by the Nautilus South Beach on Friday night,
featured a runway under the stars atop the hotel’s legendary swimming pool. An
unavoidable delayed start had the show go on just as the skies were opening up, and the
swimsuits and models (and guests and photographers) all got good and wet! Those who
stuck it out, cheering on the show through the downpour experienced some truly unique
and stunning visuals despite the weather forcing the show to be cut short.
Not to be outdone by the elements, these two tenacious women designers worked
with FUNKSHION to show their appreciation to press and fans, and presented an
encore of the entire show on Sunday evening at the Sunrise Tent in Collins Park where
they again proved their chops and delighted a full house to a tribal runway experience
with live percussion by Rumba King and DJ Rob Dinero on the turntables.
The Tribez collection dazzled with custom prints in African color palettes
including black accents on white, red and orange tones, blues and purples. Some of
the silhouettes presented were bikinis, monokinis, tangas, cut outs, classics, cover-ups
and resort wears.
Alessandra Gold, Creative Director for KRUZIN Footwear, collaborated with Lila
Nikole to add a more ‘urban’-tribal feel with the models wearing leather snapbacks by
EXE x KRUZIN, ABA metal chokers and a variety of chrome gold and silver limited
edition KRUZIN sneakers.
The designers would like to express special thanks to sponsors ‘Fruits and Wine
by Moncigale’ , Funkshion, and to Adriana Marie – AMCO (NYC) for their generous
production support allowing Alessandra and Lila to rock the runway a second time.
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About Alessandra Gold
Brazilian-born, Miami-based designer Alessandra Gold, is the Creative Director of
KRUZIN Footwear and its global ambassador in the Americas and Dubai (GCC). Gold is
also a sought after celebrity stylist. Trained in her art at New York City’s Fashion
Institute of Technology, Alessandra’s ‘KRUZIN’ brand of footwear sneakers has been
featured in VOGUE, Nylon, GQ, Milk Magazine, and is favored by various international
celebrities including Miami’s own Steph Lecor (DJ Khaled recording artist), Trina, Lil
Wayne, and Flo Rida. Not a follower of trends, Alessandra Gold finds her sparks of
inspiration from the streets and on her travels around the globe, where people’s unique
styles and creativity manifest how fashion shapes our times and vice-versa.
www.kruzinfootwear.com // www.alessandragold.com
About Lila Nikole Rivera
The Lila Nikole Collection designed by Lila Nikole Rivera has quickly become one of the
fastest rising brands in the swimwear industry. The collection has graced the pages of
top-tier magazines including Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated, Shape, Cosmopolitan, and
many more. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Padma Lakshi, and Jenny McCarthy
Lila Nikole Rivera has created a swim line that caters to woman of various shapes, style
aesthetics, and lifestyles. She draws inspiration from her surrounding using sounds,
cultures, and people and has created a brand “Inspired By Miami”
To schedule interview with the designers, or for more information please contact:
KRUZIN: email@example.com and/or Lila Nikole: firstname.lastname@example.org