Spanish lingerie and swimwear label Andrés Sarda is sometimes criticized for creating collections that are a bit on the simple side and featuring few looks. In my opinion, quality always counts over quantity, and sometimes pared-down can be the most glamorous look of all.
For Spring/Summer 2011, Sarda has stayed true to form for his eponymous Andrés Sarda Lingerie collection, showing a handful of looks that are deceptively restrained and absolutely sexy.
The S/S 2011 Andrés Sarda Lingerie campaign stars blonde Slovakian model Michaela Kocianova, positively smoldering on the beach in Barcelona. Kocianova’s slicked-back hair, pale skin and red lips call to mind the femme fatales from Helmut Newton photographs and are a perfect accompaniment to Sarda’s mostly black-and-white pieces. (The B&W is quite different than what we’re seeing from Sarda for Fall 2011, a collection that includes all manner of rainbow bright colors).
And despite the femininity and simplicity of Sarda’s designs there is also a lot of strength and power in the looks. For my money, the lace bras are absolutely covet-worthy as is the shocking coral set, a color absolutely ideal for the spring and summer.
The designer’s secondary line Sarda Lingerie features a few more colors, namely lilac and a hint of red. The showstopper here is the lace-lined bra and underwear set in Sarda’s fabric of the season called “Brushstroke.” A little bit graffiti and a little bit animal print this black-and-white painterly pattern (right photo) is Sarda’s must-have for spring.
Andrés Sarda Beachwear, meanwhile, is probably the brightest of three collections, featuring an array of prints in different colors. What I couldn’t take my eyes off of were the one and two-piece bathing suits featuring patches of sequins. Definitely not swimwear to actually swim in, but absolutely gorgeous all the same.
Widely available in Europe, Andrés Sarda can be purchased in brick and mortar boutiques in the United States like Intimacy (Copley Plaza) in Boston, Intimacy in Dallas and L.A., Oh Baby in Portland and at the Wynn Las Vegas. Sarda’s pieces are also available online at sites like Mio Destino and Nancy Meyer.
Here are some more images from the Andrés Sarda Spring/Summer 2011 collection to enjoy, items perfect for steaming up the beaches — and bedrooms — this season: