En­joy the last month of sum­mer in a Ukraini­an­made swim­suit

Kyiv Post - - Lifestyle - WITH CHINARA NURMAMMADO­VA

There’s still al­most a month of sum­mer left to en­joy. Pick a swim­suit from one of the top Ukrainian brands, as well as a pareo, a tu­nic, or other ac­ces­sories, pack some sun­screen, and head to the beach.

An­abel Arto

An­abel Arto prefers clas­sic swim­suit de­signs and of­fers op­tions for ev­ery­one: women, men and kids. The brand, well known for its bright col­ors and un­usual prints, has 45 stores in Ukraine, and also shops in Spain, Poland, and Bul­garia. This brand pro­vides one­piece swim­suits, var­i­ous kinds of biki­nis, tu­nics, and beach ac­ces­sories. Prices: Hr 135–2,310 www.in­sta­gram.com/ an­abelar­to_of­fi­cial

Love Pam

“Spe­cial swimwear for those who dare,” the brand’s In­sta­gram says, pro­mot­ing el­e­gant items made of Ital­ian ma­te­ri­als. The brand has swim­suits in bright col­ors as well as pas­tel ones, and has shops in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, and Lviv. Prices: Hr 413–1,690 www.in­sta­gram.com/ lovepam_swimwear


The swim­suits by Love’s stand out for their ex­cel­lent de­signs, es­pe­cially the sport chic and retro mod­els, some with flo­ral de­signs and glit­ter el­e­ments. The brand own­ers prom­ise that the cloth won’t fade in sun­shine, and say that the Euro­pean tex­tiles mean its prod­ucts re­main in a good con­di­tion for a long g time, and dry quickly. Prices: Hr 800–2,500 00–2,500 www. in­sta­gram. gram. com/ lovess­wimwear


Flirt&Tan avoids oids sin­gle-color de­signs, gns, sell­ing swimwear dec­o­rated with bright t flo­ral pat­terns, , fa­mous car­rtoon char­ac­ters cters and catchy phrashrase­s. The brand d is also known for of­fer­ing match­ing ching swim­suits for moth­ers and daugh­ters. hters.


Hav­ing been cre­ated in 2004, Ajour sells lin­gerie, stock­ings, and swimwear. The brand pays a lot of at­ten­tion to de­tail: also of­fer­ing small ac­ces­sories for the neck and arms, and el­e­gant laces. Prices: Hr 272–3,484 www.in­sta­gram.com/ ajourof­fi­cial_ua/?hl=uk

Dari Co

“Smart, sexy, in love,” — this is the slo­gan of the Dari Co brand, which of­fers both one-piece mod­els with an open back, and biki­nis with curvy cutouts. Dari Co avoids pat­terns p and or­na­ments, sell­ing mostly swims wear in ba­sic col­ors: black, black red, white and beige. be Prices: Hr 999–1,299 www. i nsta- n gram.com/ gram.c dar­i_­co_

Bal­cony Balco Gar­ment Garme

This Ukra Ukrainian brand’s sign sig­na­ture swimwear is a one­piece item with dif­ferd ent-col­ored top and bot­tom parts. It also of­fers a one-shoul­der s swim­suit with cut­tings on the back and belly. In ad­di­tion, Ba Bal­cony Gar­ment pro­duces women pa­ja­mas, night­dresses, and gowns. Prices: Hr 64–760 www.in­sta­gram.com/ bal­cony­gar­ment


Ko­tovich swimwear is all about sim­ple col­ors, de­signs and min­i­mal de­tails. The min­i­mal­is­tic although el­e­gant de­sign is com­ple­mented with ruf­fles, knots and thin straps. The most com­mon col­ors are black, beige, light blue and other pas­tel shades. Ko­tovich also sells pa­ja­mas and lin­gerie. Prices: Hr 960–1,200 www.in­sta­gram.com/ ko­tovich_lin­gerie

Wake Up

Most Wake Up swim­suits are two­piece ones. Their de­sign­ers pre­fer car­nelian, beige, blue, and black col­ors, and try to avoid us­ing pat­terns. Wake Up’s swim­suits are made of Ital­ian flex­i­ble cloths and are notable for their hid­den stitch­ing. The swim­suits are pro­duced in muted shades, are two-lay­ered and thus not trans­par­ent. The de­sign­ers say the sim­ple and com­fort­able cut of their clothes matches their div­ing con­cept — free­dom of ex­pres­sion. Prices: Hr 1,100–1,200 www.in­sta­gram.com/wake­up_ua

Mod­els dive into a pool wear­ing match­ing swim­suits from Flirt&Tan brand. (Courtesy)

Top: A cus­tomer of Love’s Swimwear poses in their scar­let ban­deaustyle swim­suit. Above: A clas­si­cal one-piece swim­suit from Lovepam is avail­able in black, white, red and blue (Courtesy).

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