Campaign: Paz in Provocateur

Agent Provocateur's Autumn 2011 ad campaign that was just unveiled today is the latest example of art imitating life. The campaign features paparazzi-style shots of Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta strategically exposing her knickers while doing what stars do: stepping out of limos, walking the red carpet and falling down while drunk. Hey, if you're going to do ...
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Inspiration: September Gurls

In perusing the covers of the all-important September issues over at Fashionologie, we couldn't help but notice the preponderance of wasp-waisted waifs. Granted, most of the cover models are wearing Louis Vuitton (the inspiration behind our Runway Roadmap theme Prim + Perverse), the attraction of the corset cannot be denied. Often the fast track to editorial glory, cinched-in waists never ...
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Exposed: SAHA

You never know what you're going to find in Vegas, and amidst the slot machines and showgirls this season at Curve, we discovered a standout swimwear line from Colombia called SAHA. The Bogotá-based brand already boasts several major online retailers and has also shown up on the floors of Anthropologie stores. Entitled "Soul Getaway," their new collection puts a fresh spin ...
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Swimwear: Ones to Watch

This summer, a talented group of first or second-timers a Mode City Paris, SwimShow and Salon Allure in Miami and Curve New York made for one of the strongest trade show seasons in years. Some of the newcomers have already carved out a niche in their corner of the world and are looking to make waves internationally, some are seasoned ...
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Retail Spotlight: Loungerie

"Loungerie" has been a huge buzzword floating around the intimates universe as of late, denoting a new lifestyle category of lingerie that can be worn for lounging. A unique Brazilian retail concept named Loungerie jumped on the phenomenon early, opening its doors in 2010 and quickly expanding to half a dozen stores in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Loungerie is ...
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Exposed: Camilla & Marc Swimwear

The brother and sister design duo Camilla Freedman-Topper and Marc Freedman have become runway regulars at Australian Fashion Week with their namesake ready-to-wear line. Although swimwear has comprised part of their assortment for awhile (like many brands from Australia), they finally launched the collection in North America at Miami's SwimShow. The Resort 2012 collection presents some of the freshest takes ...
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Luna di Giorno & Caterina D. S/S 2012

Italian company Emmebiesse caught our eye last season at the Paris trade shows with their fashion-driven bathwear and beachwear lines, Luna di Giorno and Caterina D. Accustomed to providing chic bathrobes, towels, cover ups, slippers and coordinating accessories to high-end shops, the label just opened their first flagship boutique in the historic center of Sirmione (on the beautiful Lake Garda), ...
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Exposed: Roseanna

Amidst Assembly's alluring racks of hard-to-find designers and well-edited vintage, we discovered this gem of a lingerie brand. Based in Paris, Roseanna is like the rebellious cousin to Araks, infusing delicate soft lingerie with a bit of rock 'n' roll attitude. Like Araks, Roseanna is primarily a ready-to-wear label that offers coordinating lingerie, swimwear and accessories as part of a ...
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Retail Spotlight: Birdies

We've had the pleasure of running into the co-owners of Kansas City boutique Birdies, Peregrine Honig and Danielle Meester, quite a few times on the trade show circuit. They've always impressed us with their unique personal styles as well as their on-point fashion intuition and taste level. After exchanging random tidbits throughout shows on buying, brands and bikinis, we finally ...
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Preview: Swimwear Anywhere Resort

We got a sneak peek at Swimwear Anywhere's vast Resort 2012 swimwear collections last week. In addition to their own brands, Swimwear Anywhere also holds licenses for  labels like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, DKNY, Juicy Couture and Carmen Marc Valvo. As the manufacturer for some of the most directional designers in fashion, Swimwear Anywhere established a few trends this season that ...
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Inspiration Friday: Intimate Editorials

Before we leave for the weekend, here are a few recent magazine editorials featuring intimates and swimwear to spark your creative minds. Gisele Bündchen dons some of the hottest local designers in this sultry spread shot by Jacques Dequeker in the July 2011 issue of Vogue Brazil. Aline Weber shows off her naughty and nice side in this Heidi-themed editorial in the ...
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Essential Swim Reports

From São Paulo Fashion Week to Mode City in Paris, this summer has been jam-packed with beachwear events, and Stylesight has been on hand to cover it all and provide in-depth trend analysis. Reports covering two of the most essential market occurrences of the season – designer Resort 2012 collections and Miami Swim Week – just went live in the ...
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Runway: Colombiamoda

On the heels of Brazil, Colombia is shaping up to be the next big creative capital for intimates and swimwear, giving birth to some of our favorite labels like Touché, Stola and Malha. Now in its 22nd year, Colombiamoda is the region's foremost fashion event, spotlighting the best Latin America has to offer via runway shows and a trade fair ...
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Exposed: NYCKED Swimwear

NYCKED designers Jules Kim and Lorenzo Martone are going against the current, daring to give the swimwear industry a jolt of downtown attitude and club kid moxie. Diving into their sophomore collection, the duo found an appropriate muse (and lookbook backdrop) in our own New York City. The sights and sounds of the ultimate urban jungle make for some of ...
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Preview: Emilio Cavallini Holiday

Since launching over 40 years ago, the Emilio Cavallini brand has become synonymous with fashion and technological innovation in the legwear industry. To unveil his new luxury collection of "walking wearable art," Cavallini chose the elegant garden surroundings of the Gramercy Park Hotel Terrace. The ivy-lined walls proved to be the perfect backdrop for floral-printed bodysuits and and shimmery baroque-patterned ...
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