“Miss Bikini Luxe responds through social commitment in favour of black models”, explains Andrea Teofilatto, CEO of the brand, introducing the new Spring/Summer 2010 collection inspired by African Pop.
The outcry on the “not brilliant” presence of “black goddesses” in the fashion system was started by the Independent on Sunday, encouraged by the top model Naomi Campbell.
The brand thus decided to participate and offer support in drawing attention once again to the Black issue with an eclectic collection glorifying the black world; the designers Alessandra and Francesca Piacentini offered to close the catwalk show wearing the Black Shirts realised specifically for this initiative with the original claim “Black Is Fashion”, acting as exceptional testimonials for a project in favour of black & white equality.
On the catwalk, in support of the black “colleagues”, there will also be the white top models Bianca Balti and Carmen Kass, the latter being one of the few top models committed to social issues.
The project originates from Milan – capital of fashion – to reach out to all cities, involving clients along the way. It will as a matter of fact be possible to contribute towards solidarity simply but significantly wearing the “Black Is Fashion” t-shirt. Available in all shops selling the brand from April 2010.
Staying true to its “Black is fashion theme,” Miss Bikini Luxe entitled its collection “African Pop” with the ancestral Black Africa rings as the reference point.
The most feral animal coats are reproduced in print along with the natural colours of the Rainforest as the roots of a “new” tribal chic; the underlying theme: the turban and chandelier earrings.
The bikini toys with the urban outfit: through pareos and kaftans, eclectic beachwear with its appropriate accessories turns into out-of-water clothing for all occasions. Including eveningwear, with precious kaftans and kimonos in devoré velvet, embossed silk and stretch fabric.
New this season is LA MISS, an eclectic couture bag that becomes tote, shoulder bag, clutch etc.
This accessory offers twenty versions on a canvas base: from metal leather to coconut with hardstone applications.