Wednesday, July 23, 2008
THE PISTOL PANTIES SWIMWEAR COLLECTION
Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Runway Images, Corina Lecca, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Newsgroup
TIME: Sunday evening, July 20, 2008
PLACE: Poolside at the Raleigh Hotel, South Beach, Miami
Great Britain is Pistol Panties' homebase and this was there first time designer Deborah Fleming showed the collection at the Mercedes-Benz Swim Shows.
THE HAIR AND MAKEUP = A WIN
This designer went for the Ava Gardner variety of Hollywood Gardner, the girls looked beautiful with red lips and Veronica Lake side swooped hair.
As at Red Carter, this collection was inspired by the Roaring Twenties, specifically, “ Nights in Deauville”, and the nightlife that went along with that era. Ms. Fleming sought to capture the retro feeling with a multitude of retro dot and houndstooth prints and a whimsical “pearl print bikini in raspberry pink, that was the highpoint of the show. These suits featured a lot of embellishments, such as Swarovski [a sponsor] crystals hanging chandelier like from various bikini tops. We’ve never been thrilled about ruffles on swimsuits, and found the one shoulder navy and pink one-shoulder maillot to be the best one. Embellishment worked when it was restricted to a flattering rectangular gold pieces on a few of the bikini bottoms, and the use of Swarovski crystals to cover the entire surface of a monokini was inventive if probably not very comfortable, but we know plenty of women who don’t mind suffering to look spectacular.
Although Pistol Panties is new to the USA, it's well established in Europe. Celeb fans include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Moss.
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