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Meet Lila Nikole Rivera

Meet Lila Nikole Rivera

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lila Nikole Rivera.

Lila Nikole, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The Lila Nikole Collection is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising brands in the swimwear industry. After making the transition from Amaya Swimwear in 2009, the newly vamped swimwear brand has only moved in one direction, forward. With each passing year, the momentum continues to build as a direct result from the effort, creativity and fashion-forward instincts of the designer, Lila Nikole Rivera.

The Lila Nikole Collection has graced the pages of such magazine publications as Elle, Sports Illustrated, 944, OK!, The Source, Vibe and many more. Her work has been paired with a great number of celebrities from Will Smith, Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, Keyshia Cole, Mya, Vivica Fox, Serena Williams, Chrissy Tiegen, Sara Underwood, Jessica Perez, Erica Mena, Gigi Hadid, Farrah Abrahams, Amrezy and more, which resulted in her becoming labeled as the celebrity’s favorite swimwear designer. The list continues to grow.

After the tremendous traffic that poured to her website from her fourth appearance on BET’s Rip The Runway in 2013, with hits numbering in the hundreds of thousands, the Lila Nikole Collection became a recognizable brand throughout the country. The demand and orders quickly followed and every major swimwear event began reaching out to feature Lila Nikole’s collection in their shows. Her collection has been featured on CNN Español, Fashion TV for Best Swimwear, she provided suits for all the gorgeous ladies in competition on Nuestra Belleza Latina airing on Univision, and has been featured in the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary swim issue. If that wasn’t enough, Lila has also collaborated with the 10 NFL teams and 2 NBA teams to provide swimwear for the cheerleader’s swimsuit calendar, including custom design suits for the kick of the NFL season event and HBO’s Hard Knocks: Miami Dolphins.

The Lila Nikole Collection was a vision, built from the ground up into a successful business on the drive and initiative of the designer, and Lila Nikole’s journey of success that created a powerful swimwear brand has not gone unnoticed. Her ability to build her company to where it is, made her a subject of interest in a collegiate psychology class, becoming one of the subject features in the latest edition of the Feldman University Psychology Course Text Book.

Lila Nikole’s ability as a designer to provide a product that blends the mainstream industry fashion trends of a corporate powerhouse and the quality and care of a family-owned business. She incorporates her Latin heritage, South Florida roots and love for music into the design concepts and themes. Lila Nikole has become one of the fashion industry’s leading swimwear designers. Every suit is made with the customer in mind and that same compassion has made the Lila Nikole Collection not just successful in business but in the nature of giving back as well. Being involved with such charities and foundations as Project Save Imagination, Make A Wish, Boys & Girls Club of Miami, Food Bank For Hunger NYC, Chapman Partnership for Women and Children, Share Our Strength, and even Miami Dolphins Cystic Fibrosis, Lila Nikole understands that success is not just about what one can achieve for themselves, but also how well they serve others.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been a road of growth. Never smooth, never too bumpy. Surely keeping us on our feet!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are known first for our swimwear brand. We also do lots of custom design work for TV and performers. Our latest expansion is the addition of carnival costume design. We have been traveling the world dressing men and women in these beauties.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I am very fortunate to have the support of my family. Financially we have done it all on our own. Emotionally, we have the best cheerleaders amongst family and friends who’re always there for us!

Contact Info:

  • Address: 19591 NE 10 avenue 3- E
    North Miami 33179
  • Website:
  • Phone: 305-741-0072
  • Email:
  • Instagram: lilanikole
  • Facebook: /lilanikole
  • Twitter: /mslilanikole

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