This season, swimwear comes with a side of eighties attitude. We went to Miami to put SS18’s best styles through their paces.
Grace Jones in a techno stripe one-piece defined eighties swimwear. Alberta Ferretti’s rainbow version looks just as fresh today.
Top: Victoria wears bikini by Araks from Browns, sunglasses by Fendi from Ottica Giulianelli, earrings: lightning bolt and drop (right ear), and hoop (left ear), and bracelets: Kula (right wrist) and Evil Eye (left wrist), all by Astley Clarke. Orange and Blue towels, both by Emilio Pucci. Above: Victoria wears swimsuit by Alberta Ferretti from G&B, bag by Loewe from Luisa Boutique, and earrings and bracelets by Astley Clarke (as before).
The high waist
Bye bye, itsy bitsy: SS18’s polka-dot bikinis come with a high-rise waist.
Above: Victoria wears bikini by Araks from Browns, sunglasses by Fendi Ottica Giulianelli, and earrings and bracelets, all by Astley Clarke (as before). bag by Maison Margiela from Hirshleifers, and orange and blue towels, both by Emilio Pucci (as before).
2 prints are better than 1. This summer’s top mismatch look? Animal print and florals, plus a pair of sporty wraparound shades.
Above: Victoria wears swimsuit by Dolce & Gabbana from Profile, sweater (worn around waist) by AMI Alexandre Mattiussi, sunglasses by Le Specs from Entrance, and earrings and bracelets, all by Astley Clarke (as before).
Bo Derek made the spaghetti-strap one-piece cool in the eighties. In 2018, we’re adding a splash of colour.
This look is not about Marilyn curls and conical bras. Add fifties flavour in the form of cat-eye shades and an oversized Hawaiian shirt to beach waves and sporty shapes.
Day-glo makes a welcome reappearance along with surf-inspired technical shapes - let’s call it neo-neon.