Dorit Swimwear debuted their 2013 collection on Monday evening, July 23rd in the Cabana Grande at Miami’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Dorit International is an Italian resort and swimwear line founded and designed by native Italian Dorit Lemel. Lemel established the company in 2009 upon a move to New York City after working in fashion in Italy for almost ten years. With a design, manufacturing and sales background behind her, Lemel sought to bring her European design sensibilities and commitment to luxury to her own swimwear line. Dorit suits are constructed of only the finest Italian fabrics and each collection is designed with versatility in mind. Many suits are constructed with reversible and adjustable tops and bottoms. The suits are designed for the fashionable, well travelled, autonomous woman who wants to avoid mainstream, commercial swimsuit brands. Dorit also offers resort wear making their female customer’s transition from pool to lounge to dining room virtually seamless. Models walked the runway Monday night in fifteen new looks including bikinis, sheer cover ups, and one of the most popular swimwear trends this season, monokinis.
Keeping the concept of versatility and flexibility in mind, Dorit creates small, interchangeable themes within her larger collection. For instance, the short, sheer, swirl patterned tunic shown over a coral colored bikini
is also designed to go with the bikini constructed of the same swirl pattern or with an orange bikini. Both of these swimsuit options were also shown on the runway. Dorit also showed some very strong neutral suits in a light, linen like color as well as some bright bikinis in blue, green, and yellow. A linen colored, long tunic was also shown to complement the neutral colored suits. With the transition concept in mind, this linen dress would be just as beautiful as a pool cover up as it would to wear out to dinner.
A personal favorite in the collection though, tan lines aside, was a unique black halter monokini with descending cut outs.
An up and coming luxury swimwear brand, a red Dorit bikini was recently featured on model Michelle Vawer in Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Swimsuit issue. Currently, Dorit swimwear can be purchased online at South Beach Swimsuits, Swimwear Boutique, Pescatrend and Pesca Boutique. They can also be found at select boutiques in Manhattan such as Foravi Boutique and Pesca Trend and outside the city at boutiques such as Great Shapes and Jerrie. Internationally, they can also be purchased at Palmers stores in Greece.
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