Trendstop gives blog readers a first look at three essential swimwear directions for the Spring Summer 2017 season.
The Trendstop experts bring you the latest swimwear looks hot off the SS17 Resort and RTW runways. We identify the season’s key influences, ensuring that collections have the optimum expert analysis to inform swimwear designs. This process begins by pinpointing the trends manifesting on the runways and developing them through curated and inspirational seasonal reports that evaluate each individual trend’s commercial value and longevity over the following seasons.
This week, blog readers get an exclusive insight into three essential swimwear directions emerging for SS17. Slashed Statements gives swimwear a new edge through placement slashes and splices while Surfer Chic rides the waves with a watersports inspired athletisicm. The Pure Basic One-Piece sees clean-lined minimalism refresh a classic silhouette as stark single colors and typographic prints offer a modernist approach to Spring/Summer swimwear.
Summer swimwear makes a statement with edgy slashed and spliced effects. Bold geometric cut outs, strappy constructions and placement slashes are positioned symmetrically and asymmetrically, exposing the body in new ways and offering a new take on panel blocking.
Images left to right: Triya, Norma Kamali Resort, Amir Slama, all Spring Summer 2017.
Surfing influences lend swimwear a new technical aesthetic for SS17. One-pieces and bikinis gain an active edge with protective long-sleeved silhouettes and rash vest tops in spongy neoprene fabrications. Rubberized scuba zip fastenings and wetsuit seams emphasize the watersports infused aesthetic.
Images left to right: Lenny Niemeyer, Osklen, Swim all Spring Summer 2017.
The Pure Basic One-Piece
One-piece costumes go back-to-basics as swimwear embraces streamlined minimalism. Clean cut silhouettes come in single black, white or neutral color-ways accented with bold typographic prints and slogans that express a modern urban appeal.
Images left to right: Adriana Degreas, Cotton Project, Swim, all Spring Summer 2017.
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