Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013: Miami Beach sizzles

Swim Week brings the sexy, unabashed world of swimwear to Miami Beach through Tuesday — luring designers, retailers, models, fashion show producers and international press to South Florida, all to feast their eyes on the latest designs.

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A model wears swimwear from the collection of Luli Fama. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Model Dayane Demello strikes a pose as she waits in line to walk for the casting of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show at the Raleigh Hotel on South Beach. (Charles Trainor Jr./The Miami Herald)

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Model Brittany Churchill of Toronto lays on the floor at the W South Beach as she waits to walk for a casting for the Friday night opening party of Salon Allure during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. (Charles Trainor Jr./The Miami Herald)

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Nicole Valenzuela, left, sits by Amanda Dagnan as she makes a quick photo of herself wearing Poko Pano sunglasses at the designer’s swimwear collection by Brazilian designer Paola Robba at the Raleigh Hotel. The event kicked off the annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach. (Carl Juste/The Miami Herald)

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Models wait backstage for the Lisa Blue show to begin. (Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News)

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Karina Smirnoff, of Dancing with the Stars, performs in the Lisa Blue fashion show. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press, Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News)

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Models walk the runway in Lisa Blue swimwear designs. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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Models wear Lisa Blue designs during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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Models wear Lisa Blue swimwear designs. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the Agua Bendita collection. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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A model rehearses for the Wildfox Swim collection show. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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Models wear designs from the Wildfox Swim collection. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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A model displays swimwear at the Wildfox Swim show. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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Models wait backstage to do a rehearsal for the Red Carter swimwear show. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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A model wears swimwear from the collection of Red Carter. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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A model wears swimwear from the collection of Red Carter. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of Red Carter. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of Mara Hoffman. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of Mara Hoffman. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the Nicolita collection. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of L Space. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of Luli Fama. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of Aqua di Lara. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of White Sands Australia. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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A model wears swimwear from the Agua Bendita collection. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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A model wears a creation by Agua Bendita. (Chris Salata/The Palm Beach Daily News)

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Models wear fashions by Agua Bendita. (Chris Salata/The Palm Beach Daily News)

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Models wear swimwear from the collection of Cia. Maritima. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

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A model walks the runway during the Dolores Cortes show. (Chris Salata/The Palm Beach Daily News)

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A model wears swimwear from the Dolores Cortes collection. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

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