Wildfox Swim announces the arrival of its Cruise 15 ‘Party Like it’s ’99’ range of swimwear and cover-ups inspired by late 80s and early 90s fashion, the peak of the supermodel era, vintage Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues and vintage Barbie.
Swim is a collaborative design effort between Wildfox Swim & Intimates Designer, Leilani Shimoda, and Creative Director, Kimberley Gordon. Together the girls create timeless collections of both vintage-inspired classics and more daring Brazilian cuts, which can be mixed and matched to accommodate all body types and personal style preferences. Shimoda, says, “Kim and I went to high school together in the 90s, so we have a lot of memories of that time. This collection reflects that nostalgia.”
First debuted on the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach, the collection features a palette of pastel, ombre and neon hues mixed with graphic prints, tongue-in-cheek Wildfox sayings, and sporty zipper details on high leg one piece suits and neoprene-like sets.
Reversible Classic String tops and bottoms are made from a shiny polyester spandex blend and come in a variety of playful prints and graphics with a contrasting pattern or solid when reversed. The String top features adjustable halter and back ties, and side ties on the bottoms. Styles include the Wildcat: leopard print to solid black, the 80’s Star: red with white stars to a blue with all over stars, the 80’s Stripe: pastel stripes to solid light blue and the Hamburgers: all over burgers to a pink/white club stripe.
The 80’s Star Classic One-Piece features a white, allover star print on a bright blue body with a deep neckline and straps that can be styled three different ways – crisscross, straight suspender or halter tie. The shiny polyester spandex blend fabric makes for a flattering, yet sexy fit. Our Totally Rad reversible Classic String Top and Bottoms are made of a recycled polyamide elastane blend fabric, and have “Rad” and “Cool” speech bubbles on the triangles, and “Totally Awesome” across the back of the bottoms. Both top and bottom reverse to a solid neon pink and have black string ties finished with gold, Wildfox charms. The Bolt 80’s Zipper One-Piece is adorned with a lighting bolt graphic on a matte neon yellow body with a scoop neck, open back and side zippers for an even higher cut. The Hamburger 80’s One Piece features a cheeseburger in pink paradise print on slight v-neck, low back body with thick straps and a high leg for a vintage-inspired look. The Teddy Girl Bikini bottom has a cute bear face across the back of our classic low-rise polyamide elastane blend bottoms. The Wildfox Maui Surfer One-Piece is a sporty version of our Classic One-Piece made from a neoprene-like, double knit tricot blend fabric with a zip-front and contrasting side panels, offered in ombre pink and purple colors.
Cover-up styles include lightweight rib (with color-changing inks and scratch-and-sniff smells!), terry cloth rompers, shorts, and woven beach pants, rompers, and flowing maxi dresses. The Pineapple Palace Bell’s Beach Dress has all over pineapple graphics on a flowing, A-line body with a scoop neck and back, high-low hem and adjustable spaghetti straps. The same print is offered on our Fiji Tank and Sun Shorts. The scoop neck tank has a loose, cropped silhouette, while the high waist drawstring shorts have elastic along the back and a longer, looser fit with side slits and a small back pocket. The Wildfox Maui Shark Tank features a relaxed scoop neck, open armholes, roomy, slightly A-line body and 80s inspired ‘Wildfox Maui’ graphic in solar ink that turns bright pink in the sun! The Pastel Tie-Dye Logo Fiji Tank has a solar ink W logo that turns bright yellow in the sun. Both Sun shorts and Beach Bells dress are also offered in the dreamy, allover pastel tie-dye print.