The minimal trend takes swimwear into an exciting new direction; swimsuits are cut asymmetrically and filled with sensual, organic drape. Lanvin explores the concept within the confines of a one-piece, adding gathers and twists, which could just as easily work in tankini or bikini shapes. The one-piece has the advantage of seamless transition from beach to bar with the addition of a skirt or pair of trousers. Soft separates team with bikinis: soft jackets, shorts, playsuits and loose shirts, while further cover is provided by sweeping kaftans, little kiminis, wrap dresses or oversize t-shirts. Powdery neutrals are enlivened with pops of chartreuse, while strong berry juices: blackcurrant, blueberry, cranberry and cloudberry are hot favourites.
Fashion's current passion for minimalism is illustrated in the latest swimwear shapes. Styles are sleek with plunging, sharp v-shaped necklines and are stripped of decoration; relying instead on shape and fabric quality. Skin-revealing cutouts are key and introduce swimsuits in asymmetric shapes or with one-piece fronts and bikini backs. The lining is important, sometimes to provide a reversible feature and other times to flash a contrast colour...
TRENDANCES BEACH 2010
TENDANCES INTIMITE 2010
lingerie as outerwear presented by Christain Dior 09
high heel boots (over knee length)