If there is one designer that we not only respect but absolutely adore watching on the Fashion Week runways, it has to be Stella McCartney, with her faux fur creations and general impeccable eye for incredible fashions. When shopping designer, she is always somewhere at the top of the list and that is what makes the new bit of news about a swimwear collection launch by Stella McCartney all the juicier. The brand is seeing rapid growth and that means new lines, new designs and lots of changes.
McCartney’s first swimwear collection with Bendon is to be launched soon, the big reveal about the upcoming line-up made earlier this week. There is also a men’s collection in the works, which is slated to come to the runways from the spring season of 2017. However, it is the swimwear collection that has caught our attention now and it refuses to give us a rest.
Bendon is a good choice for the Stella McCartney brand to go with, as the iconic New Zealand based company already carries the house’s lingerie lines. When it comes to the swimwear though, Bendon will be carrying 100 pieces, including bikinis, one-piece suits, and different apparel related to swimming and a vacation by the ocean, along with everything that you may think of that would match the theme. Each of them is meant to be mixed and matched, so that one could create her own unique style out of them.
Accessories are also expected to be included, from rashguards to sustainable beach totes that have been made in Kenya and help relieve the company’s social responsibility quota. Inspired by the house’s ready-to-wear designs, the Stella McCartney Swim collection will be a great addition to your drawers, with lots of interesting looks; these include prints in animal, iconic looks, stripes, and basics, with lots of mesh and neoprene, along with crochet and different colors, which range from powder to royal blues, dahlia, yellow and black.
“This collection is really inspired by all types of women, and I want this swimwear collection to encourage women to feel confident, comfortable and incredible about themselves and in what they are wearing,” the designer said. The beauty of the woman wearing these pieces is not to be denied, with appearances of plunging necklines and golden fastenings, lovely zippers and asymmetrical silhouettes, fun hardware and interesting materials.
The prices are expected to range from $80 for a single bikini bottom to one-piece suits that go for $324, available for purchase through the company boutiques, Harrod’s, Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, and more. It will not be shown during Miami Swim Week but will definitely be hitting stores in July.
Photo courtesy of Stella McCartney