The first time I set eyes on Nadia Persa - a fellow blogger and our hostess for Mencey Fashion Room’s bloggers event - I knew she was one special lady! Rocking a Gonzales Underwear slip and a grey sweater like it was the most natural thing to wear in the world while in the hallway of a five star hotel in the very Spanish capital city, of a not-so-open-minded Tenerife, was AWESOME!
Anyway it was here that I met Antonio Sangoo, a swimwear designer who showcases his pieces for men and women at GC Moda Cálida and his children’s collection in FIMI. He has an international clientele that ranges from Moscow to Buenos Aires and is looking to show in both cities next year.
Having heard so much about his swimwear pieces, I was excited to touch and feel them first hand. And although most of the women’s swimwear collection was at his Madrid Showroom for press, the limited pieces on show were pretty spectacular. They were both delicate and structured with a definite nod to lingerie. You could almost see Dita Von Teese swimming in champagne (that's if she does anything that basic) and I know it would be perfect as a body with jeans or shorts.
Antonio is a man in love with his creations and the female form. He took great pleasure in explaining the different combinations of materials and the way it works on the body. Almost all the material is sourced in Europe before being designed and manufactured in Gran Canaria. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we will coincide somewhere in the world for one of the intimate tea parties he throws for press and when fitting private clients.
A big thank you to Maria – although she’s a poet she was game to take photos while I did my thing.
Photo above Nadia Persa & Carmen Gonzales chatting lingerie.