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Runway Update: Intimates + Swim

From L to R: Yigal Azrouel, Peter Som, Samantha Pleet, Tommy Hilfiger, Ruffian

New York: Intimates and swimwear continued to be well-represented for S/S 2012 at this weekend’s shows. The ladylike trend in both categories showed no signs of stopping, as designers showcased high-waisted bottoms, sweetheart tops and prim cover ups. On a more contemporary note, high-necked suits continued to make waves, while plunging necklines brought a sensual edge to minimalist maillots.

From L to R:Yigal Azrouel, Tracy Reese, Y-3, Faster by Mark Fast, Custo Barcelona

One designer to note is London-based Mark Fast, who presented his diffusion line, Faster, at NYFW. Known for seamless knit body-con dresses, Fast has taken his unique aesthetic in a more appropriate lingerie direction with Faster. Underbust bodysuits, bralettes, skin-tight slips and leggings engineered with mesh-like sections provide an inspiring, modern take on the emerging bodywear sector.

Read the complete show review of Faster by Mark Fast, as well as coverage of VPL by Victoria Bartlett and The Lake & Stars, in our Runway Daily Chronicles.

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