Many of the key trends which can also be seen throughout all fashion weeks have made an appearance, including neon, block colouring and nineties-inspired outfits. As always, there are a few trends which have stolen the limelight.
Animal prints, especially leopard and zebra designs, are prominent once more for summer fashion, and the look is never better than when applied to swimwear. All the designers have worked this trend particularly well, teaming up the print with bold block colours to create an eye-catching look.
For all my swimwear aficionados, it may be nice to mention that the swimwear on the left is yet another contribution from Aguaclara, whom you might remember as the official Miss World England swimwear brand.
The Peruvian designer, who has been designing top-of-the-range swimwear for 24 years, takes daring chances mixing clashing prints, such as zebra and peacock, and the risk certainly pays off. Producing both subtle and bold variations, anyone can wear animal prints this season thanks to the range and variety available.
Floral is always popular in spring and summer as we take inspiration from the bright nature bursting around us. This year is no exception to the everlasting trend, as we see new and exciting takes on this classic look hit the catwalk.
Wildfox Swim have created particularly original swimwear this year which takes inspiration from 90’s British fashion, and the floral designs are where the designs begin to shine. From delicate wildflowers to brash oversized rose prints, Wildfox has proven its worth in swimwear despite only having been established in 2007.
Cut-outs and Asymmetric
Cut-out and asymmetric swimwear has been slowly becoming more popular amongst designers thanks to the freedom it provides to an otherwise traditional shape. Daring shapes allow beachgoers to show off their summer bodies and reflect their individual personality beyond simply the prints.
Dorit have produced some particularly unique cut-out swimsuits which accentuate the feminine curved shape. By building a range of materials on top of the body of the swimsuit, these cut-outs are the perfect mix of classically feminine with a modern mind-set as they complement as well as challenge the body.
The vintage 50s-inspired swimwear trend which is currently taking over the high street can now be found on the catwalk, and the style is never better than when it is found inspiring swimwear. The shapes compliment a spectrum of body shapes while the prints and colours provide something a little different from the usual.
This year many designers have produced a few fifties inspired pieces within their collections, including Xtra Life Lycra, Dorit, A. Z. Araujo and Ank by Mirla Sabino.