although winter is technically upon us, queensland doesn't seem to have received the memo. with daytime temperatures still up in the mid-20s, i think it's quite alright to talk about swimwear..
rebecca manning swim is another shiny new brisbane label worth checking out (must be something in the water).
the label comprises bikinis, one pieces, kaftans, and various other cover-ups which are designed to be lived in - from beach to lunch to pool-side people-watching and maybe cocktails in the hotel lobby as the sun is going down.
formally trained as an artist, bec designs her own exclusive prints which are integral to the label's point of difference. these patterns coalesce with innovative cuts that are experimental without compromising on fit and feature serendipitous details - think bikini ties tipped with teensy gold skull charms. oh, and it's all made in australia using sumptuous italian lycra.
have a squiz at the pics of bec's summer 10/11 collection at rafw.. i am obsessed with her combination of cherry red and sky blue:
and my favourites from summer 09/10..
(photos 1, 2 & 4: the daily telegraph, all others supplied by rebecca manning)
rebecca manning togs (that's queensland for 'bathers', fyi) are pretty special stuff and really do need to be seen to be believed - the photos just don't do these babies justice.
bec's next show will be the swimwear group show at brisbane's own mercedes benz fashion festival on sunday 8th august at 2pm. tickets are currently on sale through qtix and you can view the entire mbff program here.
have a fantastic weekend!