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. //

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

are fans!

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:

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