Bringing the holiday to you no matter where you are in the world, colourful resort and swimwear has the sunshine inducing ability to lift your mood. With smiling suns regularly making an appearance in the weather app and heatwaves on the horizon, you don’t always need a jet in order to chase the warmer climes.
Sending positive sun filled affirmations into the air with a new wardrobe of swimsuits, bikinis and cover ups you can dress like you are holiday even when you are not. Whether you are travelling to a far away destination or taking a trip to the seaside, the Browns collection of designer swimwear is spreading the summer vibes we have been craving.
From bright cutouts courtesy of Louisa Ballou to iconic crinkle textures from Hunza G, discover the beachwear designers who are bringing the heat this summer season.
After making custom bikinis for herself and friends, founder Francesca Aiello became the youngest designer to showcase her creations at Miami Swim Week in 2014. A Malibu native, Frankie takes her inspiration from her beachside town to inform her collection of fashion forward bikinis, using a variety of bright colours and textures, including a crochet and bandana print capsule designed exclusively for Browns.
Frankies Bikinis X Naomi Osaka
Partnering for the first time, Frankies Bikinis have teamed up with tennis superstar Naomi Osaka for a collaborative collection of bikinis and beach cover ups. With Naomi’s sporty style in mind, each piece was designed with inclusivity at the forefront. A mix of bright pinks, orange and tie dye prints, this empowering collection is nothing short of a Grand Slam.
Originally launched in 1984 by Peter Meadows, Hunza became well known for its crinkle cut fabric swimwear and reached icon status when Julia Roberts wore one of the dresses in Pretty Woman. Reborn in 2015 in partnership with designer Georgiana Huddart, the renamed Hunza G brought back the flattering fabrications across new contemporary styles whilst staying true to its ‘80s aesthetic. With so many colours and a one size fits most construction, Hunza G’s seersucker swimwear is a sunshine staple.
Once quoted as the ‘Ferrari of the bikini’ by British Vogue, London based Melissa Odabash’s beachwear brand helped reintroduce high fashion to the swimwear world. A former swimwear model, Melissa could never find the swim styles that she liked and started her eponymous brand designing bikinis inspired by her mother’s ‘70s crochet two pieces. Based in London, Melissa Odabash’s collection of bikinis, swimsuits and beach dresses are designed using the finest Italian fabrics and a mix of archive and vintage prints. With something for every body shape, Melissa Odabash’s swimwear sculpts and enhances the female form with its flattering silhouettes whilst enhancing our wardrobe with her holiday essentials.
A firm favourite amongst the celebrity elite, Rielli quickly gained cult status following its launch in 2019. Based in Miami, designer Arielle Claudine Baril founded her confidence boosting swimwear line after making her own sets to wear to the beach. Ethical and handmade, each Rielli piece is crafted by a small team of women in the comfort of their own homes making each item a rare and desirable addition to your summer set.
Inspired by the many travels she took during her formative years, Alexandra Miro set up her eponymous swimwear label in 2017. With a background in lingerie design, Alexandra started with perfecting the luxury one-piece swimsuit, an item she herself had always sought out when packing for a holiday. A celebration of the female form, Alexandra Miro’s sculpting swimsuits and bikinis are made using fine fabrics from Italy for an elegant and timeless appeal.
Young designer and Central Saint Martins graduate Louisa Ballou launched her eponymous label in 2019 and has already made waves with her recognisable swimwear styles. The South Carolina native takes inspiration from the beach culture she grew up with to inform her colourful prints and sexy, fluid shapes. Designed to be worn both on and off the beach, the Louisa Ballou collection of bright cutout Lycra one-pieces and sheer mesh dresses is the tropical burst of sunshine your wardrobe has been craving.
With a creative desire to create a collection of basic wardrobe essentials, best friends Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote combined their rich fashion experience to launch Australian-based SIR. in 2014. An acronym for separates, intimates and ready-to-wear, SIR. takes a lot of its inspiration from the ‘70s to create a selection of summer dresses, co-ords and swimwear. Presented in varying neutral tones, SIR.’s pieces are a mix of soft linens and cottons in ruffled and floaty silhouettes that are effortlessly versatile.
A nostalgic mix of swim and beach essentials, BOTEH’s inspiration lies with heritage prints and tradition, taking its own name from the Persian name for paisley. Based in Australia, designer and CEO Amelia Mather wanted to create a brand that embodied the bohemian spirit. An avid Yogi and adventurer herself, Amelia designs swimwear and resort separates with artisanal quality using rich colours and ancient prints.
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