From the warmth in the air and the excitement that summer brings with itself, we have the icing on the cake with this fantabulous collection of swimwear. Kooey swimwear collection for Spring-summer 2012 presented during Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week left us all spellbound. The show was held at the exotic location of Miami on July 18th, 2011 during the 7th swim fashion week being held. With their booming entry in the U.S.A, Kooey’s director and co-designer Nikki Silverthorne turned her passion for making swimwear for family and friends into a big-scale business.
Kooey has carved a niche with its bold prints, vibrant colours and made a play with their seductive cuts. Kooey, an Australian brand is riding high with their swimwear talking of colours and shapes inspired by the landscapes of Australia. The essence of all the inspirations from the country of origin, makes the product more authentic and easy to relate to.
Kooey is known for its distinct designs, experimentation of cuts and silhouettes and adding the versatile element to the basic one-piece. Self-learnt print-artist of Kooey, Anne Hanning brings out the uniqueness of Australian culture in her designs and uses pre-treated lycra for her prints, so that they don’t get old and white soon. Don’t be disheartened if you are well-endowed, as Kooey has sizes ranging from XS to XL, and has innumerable styles suiting each body type.
Koeey gave us the wings!
The collection presentation at Mercedes-Benz fashion week for Spring summer 2012 was inspired by all the exotic inhabitants. The textures and prints seen on the bird’s bodies have been highlighted in this collection titles ‘Birds of a feather’. Lordly air of this collection was shown through the swimwear in metallic shades and bright, bold prints on top. The drop-dead and stylish swimwear had uber-chic patterns, bold colours and figure-flattering cuts for the style-conscious.
For this collection so lovely, one did not have to shut their eyes and picture this perfect frame rather open up their eyes and be surprised by the fresh flair, this collection got to the front stage. The collection had everything from monokinis, bikinis, tankinis, cover-ups and bandeaus. A lot more variation was seen in each style and an exquisite look was given to each piece. All the swimwear was carried sensuously by models on the runway wearing heels and their look was styled using blingy headbands, bold neck-pieces, arm-bands, beads, head-bands and head-scarfs.
While some low-waisted bikini bottoms were combined with a bold color bandeu top, the others sharply used colour blocking in string bikinis.
Another hit, utilising the current trend of one-shoulder came in a one-shoulder monokini with cut-outs on the abs and prints on the main. These exposed the well-toned and well-tanned abs and made this sultry piece a perfect choice for swimming and surfing.
Cut-out halter one-piece swimsuits also made their subtle entry, as an all-time favourite and for the not-so-daring.
The low-cut bikinis worked their magic on the crowd, with the exposed bust line and the back and had charismatic prints on them. Each print was unique, having a different bird tag with itself and showed variations in terms colour-combos and motifs.
The one-piece was also seen with an ultra-low cut on the front to expose that sexy cleavage paired with low-waist bikini bottom. The unbeatable for the beach babe, was a variety of printed stringy bikinis which showed enough flesh but the prints just got your eyes glued on to them.
The tankinis, a less popular number took the front row with their ruched detailing and solid colours. The bandeau with stringy bottoms, also scored high with contrasting colour combinations of the lower with printed bandeaus. The ruched as a detailing element was seen on side curves, on bikin tops and on tankini tops too and gave the curves a more glam look.
Not to forget the add on, which took away the breaths of many on this show were the sheer and printed cover ups which came in many silhouettes ranging from an off shoulder-knee length printed cover-up to a sleeveless matching maxi-coverup worn with a belt for cinching the waist.
Coverups were also seen in the form of a long-sleeved shrug like-coverup, a short skirt like cover with one side tie-ups, printed kaftans, dress and top like cover-ups.
The heels and the neatly tied ponytails, completed the look and scream the sexiness from a distance away. Who could say a collection of basics, could be so complete yet so enticing. Go splurge on this ultra-sexy staple with tons of versatility and keep the heat at bay.