Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Swim just wrapped this week, and it was all about prints on prints on prints. From wild animal prints to psychedelic retro ones, the runway was decked out in eye-catching and jaw-dropping swimsuits. Some failed to meet expectations, but others met all that and more.
Get your summer body workout on and check out some of the designers who succeeded with flying colors, and take note on which prints will inspire your beach style next season.
For the most part, everyone was talking about Mara Hoffman‘s swimwear. The designer honed in on her hippie vibes to come up with a psychedelic collection that exploded with retro prints. Using a lot of purples, pinks, and neons, the designer created one-pieces and bikinis with patterns that sort of resembled kaleidoscopes.
Maaji Swimwear was another designer that rocked the runway with some amazing prints. A little less intense than Hoffman’s collection, the designer created ready-to-wear swimsuits that mixed various prints, including polka dots and floral. Similar to Hoffman, the collection shared influences from kaleidoscopes.
It wasn’t all clashing prints that made us do a double take. The Belusso swim collection combined shimmering metallic prints and abstract water-color art in the line. The result was a little far out, but stunning for a glamorous day on the beach.
The final collection that grabbed some attention was Shore Road. The collection took inspiration from boho chic and combined a series of florals and Aztec patterns with bold black and solid colors. While it still catches the eye, the collection was slightly more tamed than others, but still looked flawless coming down the runway.
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