Beach Rays Swimwear’s vision is to bring that ‘feel good’ surf lifestyle and culture to the world through fashion and trend. The line is uber creative as the designers make each piece so that it can be mixed and matched. The line is young, fresh and creative, and the suits ranged from sexy to sophisticated.
First off, a model waltzed down the catwalk in a tropical print two-piece with lace detailing on the top. The suit was reminiscent of feminine lingerie and was paired off right a trendy electric blue bag with massive bow detailing. I absolutely loved the next suit. It reminded me of a fifties pinup girl with its ruffled skirt bottom and push up wire halter-top. The cream color of the suit complemented the models dark skin and was extremely flattering. I especially liked the Navajo print (huge trend) one piece that had a side tie with a little lace peeking out of the top, adding a major element of sexiness to a normally simple one piece. If you’re a little more conservative but want an edge, this piece is perfect for you.
Appropriate for a pool part at a trendy hotel or at the beach in Miami, the next suit’s ruffled top could be worn as a halter or as a bandeau top. I am obsessed with the cream colored top mixed with a simple string bottom, a perfect mixture of sultry and sweet. Electric blue seems to be a favorite of Beach Rays- an electric blue zipper detailed piece was a HUGE hit in the crowd. I heard “oohs” and “ahhs” as this stunner walked out. The black zipper detailing really made this blue pop.
For all of you risk takers, if you really want to get noticed, Beach Ray’s animal print cut out one piece is the suit for you. Paired with flat army boots, this suit got attention with its pretty pastels. Multi-colored two pieces seemed to be a theme on the runway with tie bottoms and simple detailing; the models killed it and the suits flattered every one of them perfectly.
The audience was hit with an explosion of neon pink when models walked out with ruffled pink tops paired with bikini bottoms and neon pink hoop earrings. Pucci inspired pink tops were unique and different than the average bikini. A pink, black and white Pucci inspired print was used as a bikini and also as a one piece.
A purple and black color blocked one piece with a bustier style top was my favorite of the show. The color, detailing, and material made this a go-to suit for every shape and size. The SAME suit was even made into a two piece- stunning! All in all, the show had explosive energy and the crowd seemed to enjoy the music, collection and gorgeous models!
Photography by Kai He – © 2011 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine