SINGAPORE (July 9): Swimwear for curvy women, a fashion label and scooter maker team up, and an anniversary celebration – just another day in fashion 

With your beach vacation (or even staycation) fully booked, the only thing left to do is to decide on the contents of your suitcase for a well-earned summer break. However, one task — choosing the right swimsuit — is not as easy as it seems.

The ideal choice should combine style and comfort and offer a flattering silhouette, but that can be hard to find in a world where many brands do not offer designs that are adapted to all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, we have found three that should suit every kind of silhouette, from slender to curvy. 

 The “Solid Splashes” one-piece by Triumph

Triumph’s Solid Splashes one-piece from its Casablanca collection stands out for its chic minimalism and concealing design with side and central gatherings. Made of soft jersey, it features Quick-Dry technology that draws water away from the skin for greater comfort. It has narrow adjustable straps and a shaping seam in the centre back.

Where to find it: uk.triumph.com.

The “Sans Complexe” two-piece by Kiabi

The name of this bikini by Kiabi speaks for itself. Made of microfibre in a pretty floral print that hints at Polynesian inspiration, it is composed of a bandeau top (a wired-cup version is also available) and a matching elasticated bottom. It has adjustable straps that can be removed at the back for a cross-back design.

Where to find it: Kiabi.com. 

The body-shaping swimsuit by H&M

Swedish giant H&M also offers a vast choice of sizes in its swimwear range. A case in point is this one-piece, with a body-shaping effect on the tummy, back and seat. Equipped with removable straps, it features side gathers for a more flattering silhouette and a bright floral print for an exotic look.

Where to find it: www2.hm.com. 

A look back

A Yoox partner for more than a decade, Jonathan Anderson has, via his brand JW Anderson, joined in the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the multi-brand retailer. The British fashion label is presenting a gender-fluid collection, featuring ready-to-wear, leather goods and shoes, which will go on sale June 18.

For the anniversary capsule, JW Anderson has opted to draw inspiration from its past. The goal is not to resurrect iconic pieces from previous collaborations with Yoox, but to highlight two themes that are much cherished by the brand. Patchwork looms large in the pieces of the collection, which is also imbued with a “so British” aesthetic that can notably be seen in the choice of colours and models on offer.

A shirt dress and a trench coat, which are both in patchwork, feature among the key pieces of the collection. There is also one of the brand’s iconic pleated-sleeve shirts. 

 

The best of Italy and France

Dior has announced a partnership with Vespa for the design of a luxury scooter and a line of matching accessories. The branded limited edition will go on sale in spring 2021.

The two renowned brands, both established in 1946, will create the Christian Dior Vespa 946, a new version of the scooter first launched in Milan in 2012. Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was responsible for this latest version of the iconic Italian motorcycle, which will combine Italian knowhow with Parisian chic.

The couture scooter will also launch with a whole collection of accessories, most notably a helmet and a top case designed to be attached to the luggage rack. Both of these creations will be decorated with the emblematic Dior Oblique motif, which will also feature on the scooter’s seat. However, don’t expect to see the new machine on the streets anytime soon.

Dior and Vespa enthusiasts will have to wait almost a year if they wish to acquire one of the limited-edition scooters, which will initially be only available from Dior boutiques before being distributed by Piaggio’s Motoplex outlets. It should also be noted that the accessories will be exclusively available from the French luxury house.