In the Swim
Make a splash in these new looks from a few of our favorite brands.
Looks from the Trina Turk Swim 2011 Collection.
As of last week, Summer has officially begun. What better time then post-solstice to take a look at some of the best in swimwear at Bal Harbour.
With names like Morrocan Mosaic, Polynesian Gold and French Riviera, Trina Turk is channeling more than one beach climate for her latest swimwear collection. But what does unify the looks are Turk’s trademark bright hues and playful patterns. From the psychedelic to the geometric, each look has a style of its own. In addition to swimwear, the LA-based Turk knows a thing or two about carrying the carefree swim style off the beach and onto the street. Her Casablanca tunic is a must this summer!
Retro cuts and floral motifs are the markers of Nanette Lepore’s swim collection. Presented during her Spring runway show, these ultra-feminine silhouettes are a throwback to Betty Draper-style beach club haunts, where all that’s missing is an icy martini. With a collection including bikinis, monokinis, one-shoulder swimsuits, halter-tops and cover ups, Lepore’s suits have been seen on Frieda Pinto, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Sharon Stone.
Agent Provocateur, known for its cheeky lingerie, has made a splash in swimwear. True to its roots in intimate apparel, AP’s swim collections are cut along the same lines as its feminine favorites. The attention-grabbing combination of tiny separates and lingerie-like styles, particularly the Onawa, based on the best-selling Risa, will surely be noticed at whichever poolside retreat it’s shown off at.
Although it’s best known for its iconic legwear, Wolford, has carved out a niche for itself in swimwear. True to form, the looks are classic and emphasize fit and control above all. Instead of carrying a myriad of options, the German luxury brand offers a few select styles that cater to its discerning clientele’s needs.