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Top international designers on show at Swim Week

DSC_1866Top international designers were on show at a two day swimwear fashion show held at the Colombo port terminal recently.

Swim Week Colombo 2017 showcased the latest swimwear collections of five celebrated international designers.

This season’s line-up of international designers included those who are respected worldwide for design and quality, and have amassed celebrity following.

heidiklein, founded by Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein in the United Kingdom, showcased its High Summer 2016 collection, which features a chic selection of prints, crochet and classics. It redefines boho with a minimalist, nautical aesthetic A standout print this season is the fashion-forward Honolulu story, with a nod to the 70’s trend.

Showing at Swim Week Colombo 2017 was also Australian label We Are Handsome by husband-and-wife duo, Jeremy and Katinka Somers, whose colourful swimwear collections are inspired by movement and a love of travel and nature.

This year saw the return of renowned Indian designers Shivan and Narresh, who were included in the Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ list in 2012. This season, the DIEGO collection was also showcased, an intelligent interpretation of the art of Diego Rivera, one of the most prominent Mexican artists of the 20th Century.

Los Angeles-based swimwear label, Hot-As-Hell, which embodies an enduring, ethical lifestyle through its unstructured swimwear that is designed to be easy-going and stylish is also on show while Aviva by Prasad Bidapa debut at Swim Week Colombo 2017, with a collection that featured a classic houndstooth print in one segment, and a period Victorian chintz print in the second segment.

Organisers said Swim Week Colombo provides international designers the opportunity to access the South Asian market.

As swimwear continues to be a high-growth category in the global fashion industry, Swim Week Colombo also provides a unique opportunity to Sri Lankan designers to venture into this growing category and reach an international audience.

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