Miami is where international designers arrive to debut their sizzling 2011 swimwear collections during the sixth annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week presented by IMG. This five day SWIM event will provide you with plenty of runways, gorgeous models and refreshing cocktails! The event kicks-off at The Raleigh Hotel to showcase the best of the best in swimwear from around the world. The shows run from July 15th through 19th at various locations around South Beach (pictured on the left: 2009 Ed Hardy Swimwear Model, Getty Images). This season will welcome 13 new designers to the roster of internationally recognized swimwear brands. Get ready for the most elite swimwear event in the country and don't be alarmed if you notice an influx of models walking around the beach. It's summer time in Miami and it's about time we turn up the HEAT! For a complete line-up of parties and shows, visit the event's official website. All events are by "invitation only." Here's an amazing video produced by Plum TV from last year's event. My favorite New York City Housewife, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, gives you the inside scoop on all of the designers and backstage action!