Plein soleil

Sim­ple swimwear teamed with fun ac­ces­sories is the per­fect way to get more mileage out of beach­wear

Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS - Dan Ahwa

What­ever your plans are for sum­mer, no doubt you’ll be spend­ing some time in the wa­ter, whether it’s at the beach or by the pool. Some of our fa­vorite swimwear brands have fo­cused on sporty swim­suits in bold colours — sunny yel­low the win­ner this sea­son, hav­ing made an im­pact al­ready in cur­rent ready-to-wear col­lec­tions. Think­ing be­yond day­time events and into sun­down is key — sim­ple wrap skirts and fun ear­rings are ex­am­ples of tran­si­tion­ing quick-dry­ing swimwear into some­thing more fes­tive when the oc­ca­sion calls for some­thing more ap­pro­pri­ate with­out stray­ing too far from the wa­ter. For some in­ter­na­tional in­spi­ra­tion, Si­mon Porte’s dis­til­la­tion of idyl­lic care­free days in the South of France has in­spired sev­eral other de­sign­ers too, his la­bel Jac­que­mus set­ting the agenda for glam­orous re­sort wear (par­tic­u­larly his spring 2018 col­lec­tion). What sets him apart from younger brands also try­ing to cap­ture that same take on beach­wear is his play­ful sense of hu­mour — polka dot prints, over­sized straw hats and art­ful jewellery be­lie a light­hearted joie de vivre that ev­ery­one should en­joy on sunny sum­mer days.

Vi­ta­min A Amahlia Stevens swim­suit about $212.

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