|Jayquan & Day-Ja La Dama jump started the audience before MagChop.|
The final show from Day 1 was MagChop, designer Kenny Ruiz's collection. The show began with a jolt-- the hip hopping/ rapping duo of Jayquan & Day-Ja La Dama. Then, the models showcased his unique fashions. His collage work translated onto many of the bikinis and monokinis, and other styles. He utilized some neon colors, sexy shaping and interestingly places strings to add an extra sexy factor. The models being oiled up didn't hurt. Designer Kenny Ruiz was thrilled with this debut of his line. Munir Ingram of Miami Mun Rays had his eyewear on some of the models. Half way through, the audience was delighted again as Dejah Ro rocked the mic. The addition of the rock elements definitely ossified the brand as being urban, young, sexy and a bit gritty. Yet, the swimwear itself was definitely mainstream and edgy, and refreshing.
Photos: Rachel Galvin © 2017
|Dejah Ro fiercely singing on the runway.|
|Designer Kenny Ruiz with models on the runway.|
|MagChop's Kenny Ruiz with eyewear designer Munir Ingram of Miami Mun Rays & models|