Heat Rising: 5 Swim & Beachwear Launches For Your Next Warm Weather Escape

Plotting a getaway to warmer climates? These 5 swim & beachwear launches have you covered wherever your wanderlust takes you, from vivid silhouettes handmade by Colombian artisans to customized (& reversible) bikinis, British luxury kaftans to minimalist made-in-NYC silhouettes, plus! find out which suncare brand just launched a beachwear line.

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Cult following bodysuit label Alix (Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner are fans, to name a few) is applying its minimalist, made-in-NYC silhouettes to swim for Spring 2016. Designed by Parsons grad Alexandra Alvarez, the debut collection presents neutral hued one-pieces and bikinis accented by pops of burnt orange equally wearable from South Beach to St. Tropez.


Merging the vibrant soul of designer Genesis Vega’s Panama roots with the handmade craftsmanship of local Colombian artisans, AYRA debuts a vivid swimwear collection for Resort 2016 empowering both the women who wear it as well as the women who make it. Vega takes care to watch her environmental footprint as well, choosing to use sustainable, custom-blend materials including 100% regenerated Econyl® Italian yarn to create silhouettes featuring macramé and crochet details alongside distinctive Latin & Brazilian cuts.

Hawaiian Tropic® Apparel

Your favorite suncare line is coming unbottled this Spring: introducing Hawaiian Tropic® Apparel, a line of tropical-inspired beachwear featuring colorful prints and lightweight fabrics seen in breezy cover-ups, maxi dresses, rompers and more for beach to beyond. You can scoop up the line beginning February 2016, just in time to escape the cold for warmer (preferably tropical) climates.

IKKO x SUMMER by Holland Street

British luxury boudoir brand Holland Street has just released their first beachwear collection this month with IKKO x SUMMER (£240.00 -£270.00), a range of satin kimonos and kaftans in stunning floral prints perfect for transitioning from cabana to cocktails.

JYPSEA Local’s Bikini Bar

Create your own custom bikini from 13+ top and bottom silhouettes ranging from classic to sporty to cheeky ($60.00 – $70.00 per piece) and over 30 colors and prints with this Fort Lauderdale, FL based online bikini bar catering to your inner creative. Bonus: for just 5 extra bucks you can make your suit reversible, allowing you to mix and match up to 4 wearable combinations.