Life is like swimming;
Sometimes you hit walls,
Other times you make the right turns.
Having grown up learning swimming after a brief phase of sheer fright, the foray into fashion into swimwear observationally and personally sways between second skin-like to un-wet-able to downright quirky. Like last season, Thorsun was in the lead of swimwear, making gapers itching to hit a beach or pool, with apt arm candy. And the location of a midtown loft with scenic views of New York and an open bar serving cocktails was the cherry on the cake of this psychedelic city in the busy season of New York Fashion Week Mens (NYFWM).
Designer George Sotelo reflected on a trip to Bali and mixed his Mexican heritage with American style cuts to offer swimwear to the modern man and several women too. The guys cuts were all above the knee in a few solids, as well as geometric fish prints and paisley in cool and spring colors of pinks and blues. One noticed these when not distracted by the display of washboard abs, one after the other, accompanied by the confetti of muscles and pectorals and a ton of mischief with the shutterbugs.
Womenswear offered a similar prints in one-cut and two-cut pieces. Fabric-wise, the lineup had 100% recycled French polyester for men’s and Italian polyester for women’s. Rompers, cardigans and loose flying shirts added to the beach vibe and flair, and blended merrily with the sun streaming through the windows overlooking a dreamy skyline.
And of course, there was my favorite and good friend Chad White in the mix, looking lavish in my Dior eyewear as I clung onto my Noose & Monkey signature leopard print.
Thorsun was truly an inspiration to travel. And to get fit beforehand.
Supplementary images courtesy of WWD.
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