By KATRINA EUGENIA
Patrick Nagel famously immortalized the 80’s woman as powerful and provocative in his paintings. He created works of unapologetic, fierce women through bold expressions, forward fashion (however little) and punches of neon. I love the way I see his vision translating to swimwear this season. Brazilian bikinis and shield shades are flooding the gram in bright colors and the energy is through the roof! Without a doubt, it’s going to be an exciting season for swimwear…
Summer 2018 has me feeling ultra-inspired to turn up the heat.… ...Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
When two major fashion talents combine forces, magical (or in this case whimsical) designs are the result. At least that is the case when luxury shoe and handbag designer extraordinaire Charlotte Olympia paired with Brazilian beachwear designer Adriana Degreas as part of her 10-year anniversary celebration. Both designers have a flair for creating eye-catching statement pieces, and the capsule collection featured here is no exception!
The Charlotte Olympia x Adriana Degreas collection includes retro-inspired swimwear with a quirky pin-up aesthetic. … ...Read more
By TINA WILSON
As we celebrate the official beginning of summer, of schools being out, of half day Fridays and the sweltering heat of July, swimwear comes into focus. The classification has gained momentum is the last few years with many intimate brands introducing swim collections providing a myriad of choices. I could have focused on only American brands but I also wanted to pay tribute to what makes this country truly special…immigrants. And brands such as Rue 107, owned by Haitian born Marie Jean Baptiste, B Fyne founded by a Nigerian American and Zingara, a Mexican based brand all show the creativity and design detail of more familiar names.… ...Read more
You’ll turn heads this summer when making a splash in Freya’s latest, cup-sized collections in swim. Drift Away, Paint The Town Red & Macrame collections have a fun, nautical twist. Feel sexy, comfortable and supported in these great styles for Summer 2018!
Freya’s Drift Away in red and white striped piquet fabric says you’re ready for the beach with rope-inspired plait detail. Create your own sunshiny look with a range of exciting swim styles such as the Twist Bandeau Bikini Top (above) with lightly foam padded cups in 30-36 C-G.… ...Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
Somebody at Andres Sarda must have been listening to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” on repeat while creating this runway collection. Inspired by all things 1980s, the Spring/Summer 2018 swim collection was heavily styled with legwarmers, shoulder pads, Robert Palmer-esque models (remember “Simply Irresistible”?), and bold colors. If you’re able to look beyond the eye-catching details that make this runway show as period-specific as it was, you will see the foundations for a classic swimwear collection. Striped and solid bikinis and one-piece suits are the first layering component for each look, and part of the collection that will be available at a retail level. … ...Read more
By HOLLY JACKSON
If there is one thing that I think many curvy women have in common, it’s a fear of actually getting their swimwear wet. Unlike bras, ill-fitting swimwear can go bad in so many ways once it actually hits the water. For many years, buying swimwear that was too big in the band to accommodate your cup size was the norm, which made actually swimming in it fairly impractical. Ever had your top slip back off over your head when you dive under a wave in the ocean?… ...Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
Just last week we had Tina’s blog post make mention of the Almodóvar film “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” and then there was Holly’s guest post featuring strappy bondage-inspired bras, and here we are with this week’s post that borrows references from both. The Brazilian swimwear brand, Lenny Niemeyer, is a luxury swimwear label that specializes in glamorous looks with distinctive style elements. This eponymous label creatively applies linear and geometric motifs to many of its styles; resulting in strappy swimsuit designs unlike anything we’ve ever seen. … ...Read more