As a self proclaimed water baby, I can’t even begin to count the number of bikinis I have in my personal collection, but I can honestly say that I do own an alarming amount of two pieces from cult LA brand VITAMIN A. I discovered the line several years ago after seeing some of designer Amahlia Stevens pieces on Megan Fox, Jessica Alba and my fave bikini babe Rihanna, and naturally I jumped at the opportunity to attend a fashion show last week displaying VITAMIN A’s 2015 swimwear collection. Held at one of my favourite hotel properties in the city, Shangri-La Toronto, the show’s runway was built over the hotel’s fifth floor pool, which has been ranked one of the top 10 hotel pools in the world by Conde Nast Traveller . As guests noshed on canapés created by the hotel’s Executive Chef David Campbell and sipped on Perrier Jouet champers, we watched the perfectly styled models make their way down the runway in their looks which were accessorized with pieces from famed jeweller Birks.
Stevens meticulously created swimwear is designed to make women look sexy while still feeling comfortable…truly luxury swimwear at it’s best. Her forthcoming collection is an array of architectural silhouettes, clean lines and textures with luxe fabrics – and was inspired by the athletic chic trend everyone has been obsessing over recently, myself included. As a perpetual bikini wearer, I fell in love with a few updated sporty two pieces and developed a whole new appreciation for the one piece silhouette based on the designers intricate details in her designs. Here’s a sneak peek at some of my fave looks shown last week.
Other notable trends throughout the collection; water colours, cover-ups with sexy cut outs, animal print, high waisted retro bikinis and some of the sexiest monokinis you have ever seen. To view and shop VITAMIN A’s current collection, head over to VitaminASwim.com and make sure follow the brand’s visually stimulating Instagram and Twitter accounts.
In case you missed it, I checked out the Shangri-La’s amazing Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie a few weeks ago. You can read all about my first Hammam and Gommage treatment experience here .