Though Summer Sizzle BVI’s been over for a couple days, our excitement is still running high from their fashion show! Guests of the event were treated to dozens of international designers, specializing in everything from couture swimwear to red carpet gowns. While many showed, these five stood out to our editors:
1. Carlton Jones
The ever gorgeous Grace Bol opened Carlton Jones’s collection, wearing a purple one piece swimsuit with a diaphanous peacock printed cape trailing behind her. Subsequent looks offered a similar resort chic vibe; a breezy colorblock cover up worn over a bikini, wind catching kaftans, and fluttering, slightly sheer maxi dresses.
Carlton Jones pieces are for the bold woman who demands attention on vacation and beyond.
See more at CarltonJonesNYC.com.
2. Trefle Designs by Kristin Frazer
Another must have for your next beach excursion? Trefle Designs by Kristin Frazer.
Aside from the line’s flattering bikinis and alluring cover ups, I was a particular fan of the brand’s rainbow hued separates and swimsuits.
A high waisted bikini with a matching cape was one of my favorites from her showing, along with a bandeau top and pants combo.
Beyonce has already worn a piece by Trefle designs; who’s got next?
Learn more at TrefleDesigns.com.
Cesar Galindo moved the conversation from the beach to cocktail hour with a series of sinewy maxis, adorned with modern curved rods.
The ball ended metallic embellishments defined waists and clavicles in a unique way.
Other stand outs included floral high waisted pants and lipstick pink maxis.
See more at CesarGalindoNYC.com.
4. Yumi Katsura
From Cesar Galindo’s cocktails, Yumi Katsura changed the tone with scintillating gowns, embellished with beads and frothy ruffles.
The white, bridal inspired gowns were certainly my favorite. Any bride with spunk would be proud to wear one of these on her big day.
More pictures to come! Until then, learn more at YumiKatsuraCouture.com.
5. Leanne Marshall
Project Runway Season 5 winner Leanne Marshall closed the show with red carpet ready creations, which fluttered with unadulterated movement.
Hues ranged from brooding black to olive, burnt orange, and ombre dipped designs.
My favorite had to be this billowing gown.
I can’t wait to see who wears it at the next high wattage event! See more at LeanneMarshall.com.
Though lots of designers showed, above were a few of my favorites.
See anything you like?
Images: Karl Pierre