Remember the nervous thrill of going for a swim in your undies because you didn’t have a bathing suit handy? In fact, haven’t we all been to high school or college pool parties where swimsuits were just, ahem, unnecessary?
Plenty of swimwear designers have tried their hand at that old favorite, the crochet bikini. But not many are daring enough to go for the see-through, macramé-inspired knit that is the centerpiece of Jemma Jube‘s new swim collection.
Here’ a find: unique swimwear looks patterned after early 20th Century men’s swimsuits.
This collection comes from conceptual fashion designer Monika Zajaczkowska of Poland, and will likely be hard to find without contacting the designer directly. But it’s such a clever idea that we’re hoping some North American designers will take a hint.
If you love the look of vintage bathing suits but don’t relish slipping on a pre-used maillot then Minnow Bathers has a perfect solution, namely fun suits in great prints and vintage-inspired designs.
The Toronto-based company founded by Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack a couple of years back has really come into its own with the recent Minnow Bathers Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
Today should be one of the least productive days ever for the North American workforce, as Sports Illustrated releases the 2011 Swimsuit Edition in every conceivable media platform — including those bulky old-school magazines.