(Swim)swimsuit up! With a lot of Us working from dwelling this summer time as a result of coronavirus pandemic, getting outdoors for a little bit vitamin D whereas scrolling by emails has been a pleasant deal with.
And what higher method to do it in apparel that may take you from the seashore to the boardroom? Meet MAI MIA, a multi-functional swimwear model made with eco-friendly materials, cherished by Olivia Culpo and extra fashionistas.
The rationale the road’s bikinis are so versatile all comes right down to how they double as layering staples that blend in completely with basic wardrobe items.
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“You may put on our fits by your pool, in your balcony, in your yard, peeking out of your button-down on Zoom calls or sunbathing in your lunch break,” founder Soozie Heo solely tells Trendy whereas celebrating the model’s new summer time drop.
“I design with the intention of asking myself, ‘May I put on this as a high with my different garments?’ ‘Does this really feel particular and a little bit completely different from what already exists?,’” the Parsons Faculty of Design alum explains.
She additionally weaves influences from the runway and from her earlier experiences at design homes like Helmut Lang and Prabal Gurung into her swimwear with lower out particulars, angled necklines, mesh insets, scooped neck one items with distinction straps, shiny gold rings and extra.
“I prefer to problem myself by taking a basic tried and true fashion and tweaking it ever so barely to create one thing that feels distinctive and new, with out compromising performance and match,” says the Korean-American designer, who additionally clocked time at Inamorata, Baja East Swim, Wildfox Swim, Max Azria, Nasty Gal and NBD for Revolve.
As for the bicoastal cool-girl aesthetic? “The east coast and west coast each have a model of the fashionable day lady, a boss that’s all the time on the go along with a full schedule of conferences and locations they should be. Generally you’re too busy to fret about an outfit change, and also you shouldn’t should.“
Heo’s favourite developments for the time being: “I prefer to stability one edgy assertion piece with easy layering items and the proper equipment. Our Minimize Out String Kini High has lengthy ties and little extra flare, so I’d pair that with biker shorts, sneakers and a cute belt bag for a simple day look and swap out the sneakers for strappy heeled sandals and a blazer for an evening out,” she shares.
MAI MIA is donating 10% of all gross sales every month to completely different organizations which are serving to the combat for racial equality.