3 Boutique Swimwear Labels For Summer 2014
Peta Barker | On 26, Nov 2014
If the scorching heat is anything to go by bikini season has arrived! Before you hit the shops (or your laptop) for your annual swimwear purchaseÂ consider a boutique swimwear label to ensure your cozzie doesn’t blend in with the rest. Below we have sourced a few of our new favourites for swimwear which is as much of a sartorial statement as your street wear.
ThisÂ Queensland label caught our eye at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane back in August. Ever since we have been craving the salt, sand and sun which inspire Peony Swimwear. Designer and founder, Becky Jack, has created effortless swimwear for the quintessential beach-loving Australian woman. As Australians take swimwear prettyÂ seriously Peony’s mix-and-match collection is all handmade in Australia using the most luxurious Italian lycra. The Summer 2014 collection ‘Our Lagoon’ consists of ocean hues; indigo, turquoise and white, in exclusive hand painted prints. Completed with brass finishings Peony’s swimwear is asÂ refreshing, playful and effortless as the landscape which inspires it. As each piece is made in limited numbers and only availableÂ in selected boutiques, as well as online, you can be assured you won’t see every girl and her dog in your cozzie, that is until the inevitable secret of Peony Swimwear gets out!
Californian sisters Oleema and Kalani Miller draw onÂ their surfer cross designer heritage to create the glamourous and sexy swimwear label ‘Mikoh‘. Inspired by a life dressed in bikinis atÂ seasides around the globe, Mikoh is for the confident, modern woman. Not afraid to stand out in the sandy crowd theseÂ pieces are unique and unmistakably Mikoh. Feminine and strong the 2014 collection ‘Into The Sea’ fuses statement prints and colours from around the world with luxurious fabrics and modern fits. The label has grown followers all over the world, including Australia’s fashion sweetheart Nadia Bartel and swimwear connoisseurÂ Natasha Oakley. If that isn’t enough to get you itching for some Mikoh,Â every piece is seamless and hardware free as well as designed to be mixed and matched.
This Sydney based lifestyle label has taken the insta world by storm with fans such as Maiden Sydney’s Brooke Testoni frequently featuring the printed pieces. Designed with the sun, salt and sea in mind the latest Summer 2014 collection ‘Castaway’ features warm, earthy tones. Simple shapes and delicate strap work compliment unique prints in a palette of terracotta, sand, peach and cream. As well as lust worthy bikinis and one pieces the Zulu & ZephyrÂ collection includes the perfect Summer accompaniments such as playsuits, cover ups, shorts, slouchy tees and floaty dresses.