A Message From The Designer....
Lila Nikole Collection is an innovative couture swimwear line eager to make a strong presence in the swimwear industry. We will continuously supply fresh styles and durable garments made with wearability and flattering silhouettes to ensure comfort and appeal. We carry a wide selection of colours and styles ranging from bikinis, thongs one pieces and halter styles…
You name it, we have it!
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, 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 events 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. 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.
Sports Illustrated Swim
The Daily- Swim
The Source Magazine
Black Men’s Magazine
Flip Zone- France
Mod Magazine City and Shore 360 Magazine
6 Degrees Magazine
King Magazine Que Rico/ Planet Pit
Latino Future Magazine
Feldman University Psychology Book
DJ Irie Calendar
Key Biscayne Magazine
Las Olas Magazine
Cigar Snob Magazine
In Focus Magazine
Mother and Daughter Magazine
Sticky Groove Magazine
La Dior Magazine
Hip Hop Weekly
Univision: Nuestra Belleza
Latina Univision: Sal Y Pimiento
Love In The Wild: Jenny McCarthy
CNN Espanol: Notimujer
Fashion TV: Best Swimwear
BET: Rip The Runway 2007
BET: Rip The Runway 2008
BET: Rip The Runway 2011
BET: Rip The Runway 2013
E! Last Model Standing
MTV: Wildin’ Out
MTV3: Rock Dinner
VH1: Best Week Ever
NBC Morning Show
NBC Non Stop Miami
NBC In The Mix
WSFL South Florida Morning Show
Inside South Florida
BET: Inside The Designers Studio
BET: Spring Bling BET: Model Mission
The Beach Channel
My 33: On The Mike
The Round Table
Padma Lakshi- Top Chef
Big Ang- Mob Wives
Patti Stanger- Millionaire Match Maker
Claudia Jordan- Celebrity Apprentice
Niecy Nash- Dancing with Stars
Denyce Lawton- House Of Payne
Tika Sumpter- Gossip Girl
Rocsi Diaz- E!
Erica Mena- Love & Hip Hop
Kimbella- Love & Hip Hop
Kenya Moore- Real Housewives Of Atlanta
Evelyn Lozada- Basketball Wives
Shaneice- Basketball Wives
Draya Michelle- LA Basketball Wives
Blacc Chyna- Keeping up with the Kardashians
Brooke Villone- Baseball Wives
Terry Nazon- Celebrity Astrologer
Exxotica- VH1 For The Love Of Ray J
Muriel Villera- Model Latina
Latina Winner America’s Next top Model: Jess Walz, Anchal Joseph, Jaslene Gonzalez, Tocarra Jones, Bianca Golden, Bre Scullark, Nik Pace, Jade Cole, Camille McDonald
Lila Nikole Rivera knows the importance of giving back to the community and how important it is to help children further their education. In 2012, Project Save Imagination was created. The purpose of this foundation is to keep the arts a vital part of children’s lives and education in order to inspire, empower and further enhance their imagination, creativity, and ability of self-expression.
Project Save Imagination is a 501 C non profit charity based initiative that aims to support students who have an avid interest in the arts but may not have the money or opportunity to pursue their dreams. We at Project Save Imagination would like to help provide for, assist, and support any and all Arts and Music Programs, locally and nationally, that possess a means and safe haven for underprivileged or at risk youth to be introduced to the various forms of artistic creativity. We will do our part in aiding the collaborative efforts of other foundations to implement art integration in impoverished communities and schools. A child’s mind is a precious and fragile thing, full of wonderment, vitality, and amazing capabilities, and as it is important for their development and functionality to learn Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Literature, it is equally important to learn and enhance their creative thinking and imagination through the arts.
Lack of funding should not be an excuse to deny a child a healthy portion of their development by allowing them to discover a special talent they may have, or simply enhancing their confidence in having the ability to express themselves through various means. That being said, ultimately, we aim to see arts programs not only return to the education system, in all schools, but also see it established as part of their core curriculum. Whether it’s music, painting, drawing, creative writing, theatre, or photography, it all should be available for any and all youth on their road to adulthood.
It’s no secret that when public schools undergo budget cuts, the first on the chopping block are the arts programs. In this growing climate of assessment based education, where creativity and imagination get put on the back burner to core academic tests that are the basis to measure achievement, some of the school boards and superintendents seem to gravely overlook the vital benefits of the arts and the role it can play in a child’s overall development.
Obviously we understand the essential need for the core basics of education like Math, Science, and English/Literature, but the enhancement of a child’s creativity is just as crucial to their learning process. It all plays a vital part, and the monotony of the core basics need to blend with the element of a child’s need to express themselves creatively and artistically, which provides a more well-rounded education. A child doesn’t have to be the next Mozart or Van Gogh to benefit from experiencing the arts and its ability to help them reach their full potential. A mind with a greater freedom of imagination can reach greater peaks of growth and the inception of great ideas, and this world of ours faces enormous challenges because of the absence of great ideas.
It was the breakthrough of art, after all, that took us from the Neanderthal to the forward thinking human beings we became, and we intend to save and enhance imagination, one striving youth at a time. We intend to save imagination one student at a time!
Want to help?
You can make your tax deductible donations here:
Charites we have worked with
Project Save Imagination
Art Studio Miami
Susan G komen
Chapman Partnership for Women and Children
DJ Irie Foundation
Friends Of South Beach
Project Save Imagination
Soulfrito Arts Foundation
Art For Progress
Make A Wish
Boys & Girls Club of Miami
Share Our Strength
Garden of Eden AIDS Benefit
Food Bank For Hunger NYC
Miami Dolphins Cystic Fibrosis