Casting calls were underway for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Thursday, only hours before the event began in Miami Beach.

Monica Wise, designer for L'SPACE Swimwear, was carefully picking the beauties that will rock her mermaid inspired collection, as hundreds of models were strutting their way through South Beach trying to book as many shows as possible.

Ashlyn Alexandra is a Miami-based model. She brought her iPad to casting calls to show off her portfolio of photos.

"It's HD so it's nicer than pages, and you don't have to pay for prints," said Alexandra.

And while the models looked poised and fierce on the runway, the casting process was hectic.

"There will be fittings and castings and meetings, there will be overlapping times. It's chaos," said Amanda Piconni of Next Models Miami.

The series of fashion shows where designers will present their 2015 collections runs until July 21 at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week 2014

Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:49:14 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2014 01:52:14 PM EDT
Designers present their 2015 collections in Miami Beach
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