Edit ModuleShow Tags

6 New Locally Designed Swim Styles You Need Now

We’ve got our eye on you, 2018.


Published:

One person’s “new year, new you,” is another’s “new year, same you, new wardrobe” because, honestly, why mess with something that’s already perfect? *bats eyelashes*

 

Instead, we’re focusing on recruiting swell new swim additions to our cache of seashore ensembles. Take a peek at the six fresh releases from local labels Vermilli, Pikai Swim Hawai‘i, Sirena + The Sea and Magdakine Swimwear we’ll be donning to kick off a new year of beach-bumming, wave-catching, duck-diving and sun-bathing.

 

Can we cue the fireworks, please?  

 

1. SIRENA + THE SEA LOLITA BIKINI

Sirena swimsuit

PHOTO: MATT CATALANO


Laurie DiBiagio of Sirena + The Sea manufactures all of her products in Bali out of premium Italian Lycra and regenerated nylon made from post-consumer waste. She partnered with Philadelphia-based artist Kate Leeman for the earthy hand-dyed print on this fun bustier style.

$112, sirenaandthesea.com

 

2. PIKAI SWIM HAWAI‘I TI BIKINI

Pikai Swimwear

PHOTO: PIKAI SWIMWEAR


Add a twist to your beach look? Pikai Swim Hawai‘i by Malia Lins Costa has got your back. This new set, inspired by the art of ti leaf wrapping, sports subtle-but-sexy corded details that trim the bottom and cinch together the racerback top’s flirty cut-outs.

$120, pikaiswimhawaii.com

 

3. VERMILLI CAROLINE ONE-PIECE

Vermilli Caroline

PHOTO: SIENNA MORALES


This beautiful minimalist maillot by local designer and UH Mānoa grad Nicole Vermillion has a flattering geometric print, girly lower-back lacing and just the right amount of cheekiness. And for the ultimate bonus, it’s completely reversible to a sleek, subdued grey. 

$168, vermilli.com

 

4. VERMILLI SAVANNAH TOP & TULSON BOTTOM

Vermilli swimsuit

PHOTO: SIENNA MORALES


This sporty set from Vermilli’s new Resort ’18 collection has understated, contrasting nude details on top and delicate straps on the bottom.

Top, $78, bottom, $68, vermilli.com

 

5. MAGDAKINE SWIMWEAR CAROLINA TOP & SAN SEBASTIEN BOTTOM

Magdakine swimsuit

PHOTO: LIARYZ RAMOS


Is there any flower prettier than the cheerful lehua? This gorgeous long-sleeve top is a limited-edition style set to be released in February from ecoconscious Magdakine Swimwear, designed by former Hawai‘i conservationist Magdalena Berger and manufactured by a small family-run factory in Southern California.

$92, magdakinedesigns.com

 

6. SIRENA + THE SEA REBEL WITH A BACKBONE ONE-PIECE

Sirena Bikini

PHOTO: MATT CATALANO


This maillot’s deep-plunge neckline and soft blush shade caught our eye, but it’s the intricate single braiding down the spine, reminiscent of designer Laurie DiBiagio’s background in woven jewelry, that makes this piece really stand out.

Top, $88, bottom, $88, sirenaandthesea.com

READ MORE STORIES BY NATALIE SCHACK

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags