Swim Week is one of the highlights of summer in Miami. There were so many swimsuits and so little time! However, one line definitely stood out in the sea of beachwear...Aponi.
Here in Miami, swimwear is a big deal. Your choice should be fearless, confident, and bold, matching your personality and the year-round summer Miami vibe. Aponi definitely fits that description and immediately caught our attention with one phenomenal piece, Nuna. The name of the line means "butterfly" in Native American. For the creators of the line, this name represents the free spirit and empowering nature of the brand. The names of each piece also arrive from a Native American words that is cohesive with the style and also what the brand stands for.
Aponi was founded 3 years ago when co-owners, Amandine and Alexis joined forces to create the perfect combination of quality and fit; something that they felt was missing from the market. Alexis states, "We met in the heart of Miami. We were total strangers and just started talking while we were out an completely hit it off." Nearly 8 years later, the two powerhouses have proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Their focus: to create a lifestyle brand that makes women feel confident and empowered.
Aponi made its debut last year at Miami Swim Week hosting a launch party at the Kimpton Anglers Hotel. This year, the duo decided to take a different route and showcase their line through a popup shop. "We got to meet a lot of amazing, inspiring women as well as people in the industry," says Amandine. "We made a lot of great connections and got to experience our customers in a more personal manner."
Not only did the Aponi team get to connect on a personal level with their audience, they also attended the Sports Illustrated fashion show. "All the women were so diverse, confident and beautiful" Alexis exclaimed. "We got the opportunity to connect with some women which were super humbled by the opportunity, genuine and inspired us to attend next year's casting!". The duo also plans to submit their line in hopes of getting selected for next year's runway (let's sprinkle some positive vibes their way).🤗
You can purchase your own piece of feminine prowess and empowerment at aponiswim.com