Miami Swim Week 2015 made its way to the beautiful shores of South beach this past week, with a monstrous lineup of designers that gave swimwear enthusiasts all they could ever dream of and more. One show in particular definitely delivered HEAT with the debut of her 2016 resort swimsuit collection for Indah Swimwear. The Bali-based women’s swim and beachwear brand, founded in 1997 was designed by Libby DeSantis, the self-proclaimed rock star diplomat who conjured up a line full of beautifully exotic pieces mixed with a 1970’s punk rock and 90’s minimalist feel. The words “Bad Ass” are what DeSantis thinks best defines the collection and the garments definitely speak true to that description. “There are chains and studs, mixed with leather and lace, there is shag and there are bones” – L.DeSantis. This line had no shortage of sex appeal, from python and animal prints, to sheer cover up and geometric deep v’s and cut outs, followed by barely there Brazilian bikini cut bottoms and simply miniature tops. This line is for the “women who want to sing their own song, leaving men wanting more and for the woman who is radiating her own light, according to DeSantis. The garments that stole the show on the catwalk were the overlays and cover-ups, there were made from a variety of luxe fabrics, patterns, textures and colors. From sequins, to zebra print, to sheer lace and furs and metallics the cover-up made a statement within itself, lending an elements of a girl’s inner “Diva” splashed with a bit of “Free-Spirt”. For some swimwear shows the models can often time make the swimsuits, but this collection shined on its own with the distinctive and impulsive aesthetic of each pieces of swimwear.
For more info on Indah, please visit http://indahclothing.com and to purchase from the line, it is carried in retail boutiques nationwide including Planet Blue, Urban Outfitters, Revolve Clothing, iShine365, Shopbop and Nasty Gal.