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Frankies Bikini’s Debute at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week is the biggest swimwear fashion event in the world. This huge event just took place last week in Miami, with many designers waiting to show their new swimwear pieces. The event started on Thursday, July 20th and it went until Wednesday. Miami Swim Week brings together the biggest and the most popular brands as well as not so popular ones, hoping to make a huge statement. “Swim Week is the biggest platform for the swimwear industry in the U.S. It could be a chance to find the hottest new brand, or the chance to find a new distributor, a new contact, a press opportunity — it can be anything,” – says Cece Feinberg. She is the owner of the PR agency Cece Feinberg, that has been a part of the Miami Swim Week since 2004.

Over the weekend, Frankies Bikinis debuted their 2018 Resort Collection at SWIMMIAMI. In Florida, the showcase displayed various California-inspired, sultry swimwear on Saturday, July 22.

The collection, Golden State of Mind, included various colors, textures, and prints influenced from the West Coast. The color palette included hues of the ocean and sunsets with soft pinks and dark blues. The swimwear varied from one pieces and bikinis with ultra-flattering fabrics and various, edgy cuts. The show included models such as Josie Canseco, Ashley Moore, Kyra Santoro, Sofia Jamora and more to further encompass a sun-kissed, California essence. The overall collection was created by designer Francesa Aiello for an overall sporty, but feminine aesthetic.

“Like everything else in the world, I’m evolving,” said Aiello. “I’d like to think that my designs for this collection are who I am as a 22 year old woman–different, new and more mature than my last. It’s an elevated aesthetic for the Frankies Girl–effortless, edgy and universally fitting.”

Frankies Bikinis continues to show at Miami Swim Week with new designs, inspiration, and creative style.The stage was set-up with an ethereal vibe, including a bed in order to create a “slumber party” environment. The models were also in custom silk robes backstage in order to further support this theme. With the newest collection, Frankies Bikinis shows its growth as a brand since its establishment in 2012. Created out of necessity for the “perfect bikini” by Aiello, the designer moved forward to high-profile shows including Miami Swim Week in 2014. Since then, the young designer has continued to participate in the fashion case as the youngest to have ever shown at swim week.

Now with a full e-commerce site running, the brand continues to build. After the release of the brand’s 2018 Resort collection, the premium swimwear will be through the brand’s website: frankiesbikinis.com. Prices range approximately from 75 to 225 dollars, according to the site.

What was your favorite designer from swim week?

Let us know in the comments below V

Xx, B

4 Designers Demanding the Runway

As fashion week is coming to a close, we have seen some amazing designs from well-known designers. We also have seen some amazing collections from some not so well-known designers, which is why we wanted to share with you four designers to watch out for! These up and coming designers are climbing to the top of the industry ever so quickly and are doing it with style. Take a look at these extraordinary collections from some awesome designers.

MARCO DE VINCENZO

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In addition to running his own label, which shows during Fashion week in Milan, de Vincenzo assists with accessories for Fendi, a job he says has deepened his love affair with leather and fur. One of the handful of young designers out of Italy to gain serious traction in the past few years, he is also among the country’s biggest rising stars. Vincenzo’s elegant minimalism is opulent fabrics and easy-to-wear neutrals. His current inspiration is Marble, particularly from his hometown, Rome. Stone is often a theme in da Vincenzo’s collections; his Spring 2012 line was influenced by the Ionic columns of ancient Olympia.

MSGM

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Massimo Giorgetti is known for his exuberant prints and youthful, on-trend look. He channels his varied interests into the design process, creating clothes born of a mash-up of contemporary art and indie music considering he used be a DJ. MSGM is a patriotic endeavor as well: Giorgetti’s line is based in the designer’s native Italy-Milan, to be precise and its all Italian-made. MSGM’s aesthetic consists of kaleidoscopic florals and of-the-moment styling such as spontaneous orange furs!

LUBLU KIRA PLASTININA

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You may recognize this name as the Russian beauty designed for her own label from the time she was fourteen until she turned her attention to the more grown-up Lublu Kira Plastinina. The brand has been around since 2008, but it only recently became a crossover hit in the States, attracting fashionable fans like Taylor Tomasi Hill. Plastinina’s aesthetic is girly with wild prints, knee-length dresses and skirts. Her current inspiration is late 60’s and early 70’s; bright colors for fall like orange and corals.

ROSIE ASSOULIN

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She’s done internships at Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin, Adam Lippes, and Brian Reyes. Now after launching a namesake line for Resort 2014, Assoulin is going to need some interns of her own; The New York designer’s collection was one of the most buzzed-about outings of the season. Assoulin’s aesthetic resembles clean lines and architectural silhouettes; clever plays on volume; modern and ladylike. Her current inspiration is 1940’s and 50’s frocks; traditional dress of Moroccan and Kazakh men.

 

NYFW with Sarah Owen

NYFW ALERT: From getting street style papped to sharing a cab with Karlie Kloss (sort of), Youth Editor Sarah Owen shares her experience of the Spring/Summer 2016 shows!

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Here’s what she had to say!

Fashion week in September always beats the February season – think slushy snow and Arctic temperatures versus summer heat and open-air venues – so I was naturally excited for the arrival of the spring/summer 2016 shows.

Weather aside, it was a relief knowing NYFW was venturing downtown and saying adieu to the Lincoln Center, which everyone from designers to editors had begun to disdain. Between attending shows, live-tweeting, trending collection images, juggling social media and guest-blogging for Collective Hub, this season delivered some memorable moments (and tips!). And here they are…

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DKNY x Public School: One of my top shows, perhaps because I gave in to some of the buzz (ICYMI: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell were recently appointed as the new creative directors). And it all made sense. The show felt very New York, but not so much DKNY. The guys elevated the line, bringing both downtown and uptown elements, and reworked them into a loosely tailored collection of deconstructed power suiting and school uniforms #success.

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Subway vs Taxis: Don’t let those heels fool you. To those sitting at home clicking through street style slideshows it may look like taxis are the only way to go. In reality, the vast number of backed-up black SVU’s waiting outside a show may just mean you’ll be late to your next. Many a time I’ve sat across from top models (think Julia Nobis and Hanne Gabe Odiele) on the subway, because they definitely can’t be late for their call time, and they’re real people too.

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Refinery29’s #29Rooms: I attended the press preview (thank god I did – apparently there were two hour queues when it opened over the weekend). The team at R29 really knocked this one out of the park and it was probably the best way to start NYFW. An immersive 29-room funhouse intended to be a social gift to viewers who come visit and participate in spaces created by artists such as Petra Collins and Shantell Martin. My favourite was probably Print All Over Me’s aMaze room, featuring a labyrinth of bold patterned rooms that I fittingly dubbed 29Shrooms.

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Frame Denim: I’m a sucker for American classics and this season’s presentation was exactly that – wearable, digestible, and polished. The team gifted all editors with a pair of Frame denim jeans, which is smart thinking given the success of the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker they gave out to editors a few seasons ago. Side note: after the show, I ended up jumping in the taxi Karlie Kloss was getting out of and my colleague began laughing after I sat in a pile of her sweat. I get it! The girl’s running around, it’s hot as can be, and those leather (probably pleather) seats aren’t so bare leg friendly.

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Art Happenings: I make the most of the shows being held over on the west side to pop into a few of my favourite galleries in Chelsea, because #Instagram and #ArtLover. I was lucky enough to catch Roy Lichtenstein’s Greene Street Mural recreation at Gagosian Gallery right before dashing to the Tibi show.

Xx, B

 

Flare: Flourish or Fail?

Calling all Denim Heads!

Denim, we all love it. How often are we willing to change it though?

Lorna Hall, WGSN Head of Market Intelligence argues that when it comes to the flappy-legged look thats everywhere this season, failure will be the outcome. Hall provides us with three persuasive reasons why flares are outdated and inconvenient.

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Hall states, The flared jean has arrived at a mass market retailer close to you. You may not know it, but whether you buy them or not, is the nearest thing the fashion business has to a referendum.

A YES or NO vote, albeit courtesy of a credit card rather than a polling card, could set the industry off in a whole new direction.

Like political parties, brands and retailers have issued their own manifestos on this item. There’s the hardliners “it’s just not for our customer”, the centre ground “we’re doing it in one or two options” and then there’s those who see it as a way to radicalize the agenda, we’ll call them Flarerites, for want of a better term.

The Flarerite wing of fashion is looking to win over hearts and minds, seeking more than a one season winner, they want to create a legacy and are throwing every design trick in the book at persuading us to shift our vote from the hardworking and trusted incumbent, the Skinny.

If fashion shopping had logic at its core, there are at least three reasons why the flare should fail rather than flourish – and by flourish we mean sell in tens of thousands of units for a mass market retailer:

1. Most women need to wear a heel with flares all the time- footwear shoppers have embraced buying flats and trainers, will they shift out of flats into heels on the whim of a flappy trouser leg?

2. The customer is notoriously shy of new jean silhouettes –recent history proves when it comes to jeans she’s not shifting -witness the boyfriend, the wide leg and the mom jean. To which she mostly said No thanks I’ll take another skinny but this time just put a couple of slits in the knees for me would you?

3. In an era where sportswear and athleisure looks reign supreme the flare looks like an irrelevance to prevailing lifestyle trends.

So there you have it, an unfavourable exit poll on the flare, but just like the electorate, you the fashion shopper never fail to surprise which is why we are all waiting, with baited breath, to see how you’ll vote.