Latest swimwear designs by top int’l designers showcased in Sri Lanka
The two-day Swim Week Colombo 2017, which began on Friday, has showcased the
latest swimwear collections of five celebrated international designers.
This season’s line-up of international designers includes those who are respected
worldwide for design and quality, and have amassed celebrity following.
This year sees the return of renowned Indian designers Shivan and Narresh, who were
included in the Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ list in 2012. This season, they is
also showcasing the DIEGO collection, an intelligent interpretation of the art of
Diego Rivera, one of the most prominent Mexican artists of the 20th Century.
Organizers said Swim Week Colombo, staged at the Colombo port terminal, provides
international designers the opportunity to access the South Asian market.
As swimwear continues to be a high-growth category in the global fashion industry,
Swim Week Colombo also provides a unique opportunity to Sri Lankan designers to
venture into this growing category and reach an international audience.
Los Angeles-based swimwear label, Hot-As-Hell, which embodies an enduring, ethical
lifestyle through its unstructured swimwear that is designed to be easy-going and
stylish is also on show while Aviva by Prasad Bidapa will debut at Swim Week
Colombo 2017, with a collection that will feature a classic houndstooth print in
one segment, and a period Victorian chintz print in the second segment.
Showing at Swim Week Colombo 2017 is also Australian label We Are Handsome by
husband-and-wife duo, Jeremy and Katinka Somers, whose colourful swimwear
collections are inspired by movement and a love of travel and nature.
Heidiklein, founded by Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein in Britain, showcased its High
Summer 2016 collection, which features a chic selection of prints, crochet and
classics. It redefines boho with a minimalist, nautical aesthetic. A standout print
this season is the fashion-forward Honolulu story, with a nod to the 70’s trend.