Retro swimwear fashion might have faded for few decades but never went off the fashion sphere. It’s back and made a splash at the Miami fashion shows recently which are up till October this year. Assumptions thronged the surf world that the retro style can’t manage to allure fashion conscious consumers in this contemporary era, but the Jantzen swimwear company proved the belief wrong. On the eve of its 100th anniversary, the company redesigned five bathing suits which held the heritage essence.
The theme of the show was focused on classic styles. Various designers exhibited their re-interpretations of the retro-era on the ramps. The iconic designer swimwear brand, Red Carter made a model do the cat walk in a 1940s inspired long black cover up with short sleeves. The show is titled as ‘Beauty on the Beach’ and would run till October 11th.
Resurgence of retro swimwear
Alongside the fashion shows, the Wolfsonian-Florida University museum pitched a reflective look at the 100 years of swimsuits which included the Jantzen archives. Jantzen gave an entirely different appeal to the vintage inspired contemporary swimwear designs. The 1920s woolen suits were recreated out of red-currant color and Swarovski crystals with an addition of a matching cape as well.
The whole intent of the theme was to pick up the best of every decade and transform the design to suit the recent style needs. So, it’s all good to go retro this season with a pinch of recent vogue and if you think you missed out on the main coverage of the show, don’t panic, it’s on till mid October.