Red Carter on the runway
Red Carter on the runway

DALLAS, Jul 23, 2008 / FW/ — Known for his sophisticated, sexy swimwear, Red Carter debuted his Resort 2009 collection last July 19th at The Raleigh’s Cabana Grande where he put glamour and elegance center stage with vintage details such as underwire tops, ruffles and fringe – a nod to flappers and the Roaring 20s.

Taking inspiration from the Art Deco era, Red Carter infused glamour into bright prints, fresh patterns and an array of texture. The vintage sensibility translates into Carter’s sportswear collection this season, which doubles in size from 2008 and includes tunics, tops and dresses in a wide array of patterns and silhouettes that seamlessly translate from resortwear to ready-to-wear.

Also debuting at this season’s venue turned speakeasy will be Red Carter Glam, an aspirational, luxe line of swimwear accented with intricate beading, pleating, pintucks and drapery. Standouts from the 30 piece line extension include tuxedo-inspired swimwear, corset maillots, asymmetrical and high-waisted separates.

“I fell in love with the style, the champagne and the joy of the Roaring 20s,” says designer Red Carter. “My 2009 resort collection reflects the attitude of young flapperellas that rebelled against the mainstream and exuded glamour and a new type of femininity – changing the way ladies painted their faces and the town.”

Since launching his eponymous collection in 2004, swimwear designer Red Carter has brought a sense of whimsy to the swimwear market. Red Carter delivers two seasonal collections per year, sold domestically at better department and specialty stores including Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Everything But Water, Intermix, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Victoria’s Secret.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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