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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Miami Swim Week: Indah Summer 2017

Boho girl at the beach? Indah Swimwear designers Libby DeSantis and Janelle Gauthier will take care of you. Their 2017 collection for summer has tassels and crochet details for the woman looking to express Bohemian chic near the water.

Lacy details and crochet adorned necklines, pelvic lines, straps, and bodices in relaxed cover-up dresses. Long straps were both functional and decorative to accent the simple, Hippie vibe. There were bold stripes and subtle patterns in some of the looks, but the strongest bikinis and one-piece suits were the styles that worked the cut-out details and sexy silhouettes. The curves of the leg openings or back thongs emphasized the butt (Miami is an ass-centric town). The peek-a-boo effect was suggestive without being vulgar.

The crochet look was further continued by the accessories from My Beachy Side. These were the perfect pairing with the Indah swimsuits. They were a great way to dress up a bikini when you still plan on being comfortable and barefoot at the beach. Turkish entrepreneur Gamze Ates conceived the collection of  hand-knitted barefoot beach accessories. They are hand-knitted by Turkish and Syrian refugees who negotiate fair pricing for their labor so they can obtain financial independence.

Indah Clothing was also socially conscious in the production of their show. Top designers often get a lot of sponsors for a runway presentation. The designers donated a portion of those dollars to benefit an organization called Haleleakeiki.org. The non-profit works to create programs like surfing and art initiative to inspire children of Kaua'i to live active, drug-free lives.

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