Swimwear Is Not Just For Swimming

A fashion editorial series by Stephanie Hynes & Lingerie Briefs

Lepel Swim bottoms, L'Atiste by Amy top, Wasteland Vintage sunglasses on Lingerie BriefsLepel swim bottoms , L’atiste by Amy top,Wasteland Vintage sunglasses

It is no longer a secret that intimate apparel and ready to wear share space in the fashion world; but what about swimwear? Beach attire, once specifically relegated to sand and water venues are also following suit. I have a unique perspective here in Cabo San Lucas: a firsthand account. After all, on the Mexican seashore, swimwear is so integrated into the dress code, that one hardly sees it as a trend. I have spoken before of several lingerie brands that have crossed over and blurred traditional boundaries between the two categories. What has become more prescient is the integration of conventional swim styles into the vernacular of a woman’s everyday wardrobe. Stephanie and I pondered this rising trend and decided we would do a story proposing that ‘swimwear is not just for swimming’. We had hoped to shoot it in Mexico City to capture the incredible energy of this cultural mecca: a destination enveloped in color, light and shadow. She traveled there, bodies in hand, in April.  But stuff happens and unforeseen logistics interfered. We decided to go ahead anyway, right in Stephanie’s snowbound studio. She gave our vision an artistic tweak.  Stephanie’s photographic choreography displayed here speaks for itself!

Rosa Faia Swimwear on Lingerie BriefsRosa Faia swimsuit, Boston Proper top, Rachel Roy skirt, Vince Camuto shoes

Lise Charmel Swimwear on Lingerie BriefsLise Charmel bathing suit, Calvin Klein hat, Botkier New York earrings

Maison Lejaby Swim bottoms on Lingerie BriefsMaison Lejaby bottoms, 1.State blouse, Botkier New York earrings

Rosa Faia bikini top, Mod Ref overalls on Lingerie BriefsRosa Faia bikini top, Mod Ref overalls

Maison Lejaby swimsuit, Glamorous Corset on Lingerie BriefsMaison Lejaby swimsuit, Glamorous Corset

Amoressa swimsuit, L&T pants, Alisha D. Necklace on Lingerie BriefsAmoressa swimsuit, L&T pants, Alisha D. Necklace

Anita bikini top, Ontwelfth Pants, Vince Camuto shoes on Lingerie BriefsAnita bikini top, Ontwelfth Pants, Vince Camuto shoes

Production Credits 

Photography & Creative Direction: Stephanie Hynes www.stephaniehynes.com @stephaniehynesphotography
Hair & Makeup: Amber Young www.amberyoungmakeup.com @amberyoungmakeup
Styling:  Maggie Witter @MaggieWitterStyles
Model: Emelie @Voulumodels
Many thanks to Proper http://www.properprim.com/

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