Benny Rosset on the runway
Benny Rosset on the runway

DALLAS, Jul 22, 2008 / FW/ — Inspired by the psychedelic looks of the 1960’s and 1970’s and the Bohemian and Hippie movements, the collection also mixes rock and roll with sexy and feminine, referring back to distinctive styles in London in the 1960’s.

Highlight pieces include hand-crafted tie-dye which was important during those eras while classic animal prints add glamour and sophistication. Color influences lead with lavender and coral which appear in solids but are also mixed with dense colors such as coffee, olive, and graphite. Nude and lower tones are also present in the collection as well as yellow and neon pink.

A new innovation is the Saint-Tropez style low rise bottom. It features a lower cut in front, with more coverage in the back. It is featured with sexy tie sides or details such as rings or chains.

Cia.Maritima is most famous for its range of beautiful cover-ups including dresses, tunics, shorts and shirts that showcase every bikini for a pulled- together, high fashion look. The 2009 collection will highlight these complete looks with multiple cover-up options for each family of designs. These versatile cover-ups easily move from the beach to the streets and provide women with fashionable alternatives for the evening.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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