Saturday, July 18, 2015
Unlike most of the collections showing in South Beach, the swimwear brand of Filthy Haanz hails from Canada. Their runway show at Miami Swim Week had plenty of style for the guys and ladies, often coordinated (if you're one of those obnoxious couples that dress alike, you're in luck).
The three main design directions were a color-blocked group. They almost looked like flags for some tropical paradise nation I would love to visit. The next was an artistic graffiti print of vivid colors. My favorite was a more regal, Indian-inspired collection. This collection had bright fushia, white and gold embroidery that evoked the elegance of saris. Creative director Wilver Tellez was inspired by the looks he saw during a recent trip to Mumbai.
For the guys, it was all about slim fitting shorts and shorter shorts. For the women, there was a mix of sassy bikinis or more practical one-piece suits that were printed in flattering lines. I love that these suits were really made to get wet. These are for the sporty guys and gals who are ready to play hard, but want to look good doing it. Nice job gentlemen!