As the Noel Coward song goes, "I love Paris in the Springtime. I love Paris in the Fall. I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles, I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles." Ok, so it was literally chucking it down at Mode City for the Lingerie & Swimwear Show, but it was glorious anyhow.
Okun - Forget the awesome African-inspired prints for men and boys that come in three lengths, the big surprise is the fabulous, proper swimwear shorts for women. Seriously, wax or no wax, their girls' 'boyfriend shorts' are it!
Bread & Boxer - Takeaway underwear in a miraculously 100% organic cotton or a 95% blend that has elastane. Starting off in 2009 as a hotel selection in hotel mini bars for travelers in a tight spot (sadly not in any hotel that I have stayed in), this Swedish company has evolved its comfortable, unclogged by embellishment basic white body wear into a broader palette of white, blue, grey and pink.
Garance - Styled by Stella Cadente, Garance is not all about just being the first French swimwear brand specialising in mastectomy wear; it's about eye-catching graphics, fashion shapes and internal support of the prosthesis. Cecile Paquinelli's (the designer) collection includes bikinis, swimsuits and tankinis in a range of monochrome, blues (seashore), pinks and corals (exotic), yellows and turquoise (acidulous).
Adelais London - I was stopped in my tracks by her gorgeous silk cosmic prints. A touch between Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Tarot. Blanka Bojovic is the designer behind this glamorous Boudoir-inspired luxury loungewear that was born in 2013.
I would wear her gold silk, shawl collar waistcoat and pants everywhere - I find it absolutely impossible to call them pyjamas. They are so definitely on my HOT LIST and would certainly win me over in the case that there any admirers out there in my hot pursuit!
A stop at Kiss Me Deadly - house of the unbeatable 'Vargas,' unveiled a new exclusive SS15 graphic. At first glance, it's a pretty flowery print, but on closer inspection a deadlier message, "Mess with these at your own peril!" Adore...
Finally I was able to touch the pieces of OYE Swimwear - one of my recent discoveries at Gran Canaria Moda Cálida last weekend. It was a joy to go through the well thought out SS15 collection and see how the pieces worked for bodies that are not always 100% beach perfect!
Tharpelo Paris featured additional block coloured swimwear and floaty two tone kaftans while Auria London's festival-ready Ibiza swim and sun wear certainly got me in the mood for a holiday to the beach.