Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Lisa Marie ... weeeeeeee


Lisa Marie Fernandez is one of fashion’s most innovative designers of high-quality swimwear, and this season marks her plunge into see-now-buy-now instant availability—a move calculated to stymie her many copyists and give women something fresh to get their hands on. “I think you get bored with seeing things everywhere,” she declared. “And we had to take issue with these impostors.” Her combined flair for swim psychology and technical fabrics—and for listening to the feedback of friends—has led to some chic new configurations. 

There’s a sense of American ’60s and ’70s nostalgia at work here, but Fernandez emphasized how much research and development had gone into “remastering” retro-look materials to guarantee that every piece functions in the water. “Everything has to be swimmable,” she said. “Even the jacket—you can just rinse it out in the sink.” Still, she’s taking her vacation-mentality wardrobe further onto dry land, with breezy gingham skirts, crop tops, and a voluminous tiered peasant dress with a scooped back. “Destinationwear” is Fernandez’s classification for it. A total package, then, and one you won’t find anywhere else first.