Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 Closing Finale Group Show Designers Dorit, Naïla, Anna Kosturova, and Keva J.By Kaylene Peoples | August 14th, 2012 | Category: Articles, Interviews and Reviews, Fashion, Runway | No Comments »
Dorit International Swimwear presented a collection of bikinis. The highlights were the coral, baby blue and yellow, and white with gold embroidery. The sheer coverups with prints of mixed patterns, including paisley, were a big hit. Former model turned designer Dorit Lemel mixed it up with a high-end approach to her swimsuits. She used premium fabrics, and her suits complimented a woman’s curves while giving the appearance of a sculpted body, enhanced by some interesting designs on her one-pieces. Check out the collection by clicking the image below.
Naïla Swimwear presented intricately beaded, sheer coverups. Her bikinis were vibrant colors. The striped one-shoulder one-piece made a big statement. I just loved the sprinkle of male . . . the adorable male model in his bright lime green trunks. He couldn’t have been more than five years old and managed to upstage every model on that runway. “Never follow a child in a fashion show,” said an anonymous blogger in the audience. Uniquely, designer Naïla Chbib’s tunics were the big swim hit for her portion of the show. Check out the collection by clicking below.
Flirty lace and embroidery defined Anna Kosturova‘s 2013 swimsuit collection. The variety of looks still stayed within Kosturova’s seamless theme, romantic. The standout pieces were “Summer Tassel” Fringed Pants and Studded Halter Top and “Summer Tassel” Halterkini in Cream. Overall, every piece was a winner. Click below to see the collection.
Keva J Swimwear was filled with nice surprises. One of them was Real Housewives of Miami‘s Adriana De Moura wearing one of Keva J’s designs. Even with her tiny frame (quite “un-runway-like”) Adriana held her own as a petite modern day “siren.” I really enjoyed the styling . . . I’m big on classical influences, of which there were plenty throughout this collection; and the gold hair accessories helped to tie this entire look together. One of my favorite pieces was the “Aria,” an Orange-and-Black Print, Twist-Front Monokini worn by Adriana De Moura; Keva J makes her “monokinis” look as provocative as any thong-with-teeny-bikini-top I’d ever seen!
AM – What was your inspiration for this collection?
KJ – It was really a bohemian theme I was going for. I wanted to bring certain things out, like the fabrics. It was more bikini heavy but with different styles that every woman could wear. I feel like there’s something for any woman in any age range in this collection. That’s my focus. I always give the butt a nice lift. I always give the chest a nice lift.
AM – What were some of the fabrics you used?
KJ – Nylon, spandex, nice thick durable fabrics. Everything is from New York
AM – How do you stand apart from other swimsuit designers?
The cut, the styling… people see my swimsuits they say “unique.” I think about design. I think about the woman.
Where did you get those head pieces? They were beautiful.
Click below to see the collection.