Trends in Swimwear As for prints, this season we’re seeing women embrace their ferocity in bold animal print, including leopard, zebra, tiger and snake in an array of different colours.Read More
Swimwear season can be truly depressing when it comes to catwalks, look-books and glossy magazine campaigns. More often then not, the models donning these itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny pieces are rake thin, with washboard stomach and thigh gaps galore. Not a true representation of inclusive female beauty if you ask me.Read More
There is an undeniable magic and fantasy about Haute Couture which makes it stand far out from the usual fashion crowds. However, I always like to look at how the trends that sway the high-fashion scene, infiltrate and influence the rest of the industry, including Ready-to-Wear and swimwear.Read More
Swimwear season is upon us, and after having attended Gran Canaria Moda Cálida Swimwear Fashion Week in between London and Milan’s RTW men’s collections for SS19 and Haute Couture fashion week for FW 2018, I decided to look at how RTW trends translate in the swimwear industry.
I we look at fashion as a means of communicating the current moods and trends in the world today, we can see that swimwear is influenced by the same ideals and concept (although to a somewhat lesser extent).
Take the charming playsuits by Escobar. Traditionally a menswear label, the pieces (which were inspired by the English countryside) were made for men and modelled by men wearing rather feminine looking headscarves but could just as easily be worn by women.
Then of course there was Dapresa whose collection is inspired by Asian aesthetics and rap music, with its silk pyjamas, its sheer leggings and flowing kimonos – all seemingly womenswear items, fluidly and expertly translated to the menswear arena.
A penchant for both utilitarian styles and the floral prints can also be seen in both fashion and swimwear trends this season. For example Lucas Balboa’s "Mechanic Love" collection for 2019, which celebrates the utilitarian man with pieces that seamlessly merge comfort with beach elegance.
And as for florals, the 'Flowers of Guatemala' by Holas Beachwear featured geometric floral patterns adorned on speedo briefs and board shorts.
I've literally been in love with Canarian designer Gabriel Croissier for around two years now. His energy and joie de vivre are contagious. This year, his SS16 collection was based on the court of Versailles and Marie Antoinette; and next yearRead More