It’s beach season – and time for a good ol’ holiday to sunnier climes, mama! If your one-piece is looking a bit faded after all that time chasing after the little ones in the sea, it’s time for an update. Take a look at our favourite new swimwear lines for 2015 that you’ve just got to check out, featuring collections for both you and the kiddos! Oh, and don’t forget to browse our comprehensive guide to swimwear stores in Hong Kong if none of the below strikes your fancy.
Island State Swimwear
This Australian label has recently launched in the 852 and we’ve quickly fallen in love with their pieces. Inspired by the founders’ photography and travel, they stock a variety of styles from bikinis, one-pieces and kaftans, if you want just a bit more coverage while sprawled out on the beach lounger. We also love their line of resort wear with bright, bold items like this 100% silk Lolita Kaftan ($1162) – you don’t have to show a lot of skin to make a statement, mama!
Bonus: Island State also have Swim Diapers for your little bubba!
Island State, www.island-state.com
Made in Paradise
This Hong Kong-based brand recently launched in Hong Kong with a swinging party at Mavericks that went ahead despite the red rainstorm warning! Founded by two childhood buddies, they were inspired by 90s hip-hop, graffiti, skateboarding and urban clothing when designing the board shorts and hilarious tees for guys and gals. If you’ve got tweens at home, they’re going to love feeling like the ‘cool kid on the block’ this beach season with the trendy picks from Made in Paradise.
Made in Paradise, www.1800-paradise.com
Pick up a Dad-and-Son combo of bright, patterned trunks at Māzŭ Swimwear and get ready to hit the beach with the fam! The boyish charm of the pieces from Māzŭ such as these Junk High Tide trunks are perfect for the younger ones, or Dads who are young-at-heart! We love their attention to craftsmanship and detail that goes into each pair of swim shorts, with a soft-to-touch feel but strong durability.
Māzŭ Swimwear, www.mazuswimwear.com
Specialising in luxury swimwear and beachwear, Melissa Odabash is designed by one fashionable jetsetter. The pieces are timeless and made from high quality fabrics – you’ll look stunning on the beach or by the pool! This summer’s collection is inspired by Miami, Monte Carlo, Phuket and Barcelona. Cover up with this Ignes Short Lace Kaftan, which will highlight any brightly-coloured bikini underneath.
Melissa Odabash, www.odabash.com
These brightly-coloured one-and-two pieces are for those Sassy Mamas who prefer the clean and simple look. The White Moonstone bikini has mesh detailing on the neckline and on the side panels, which looks super sporty and sexy at the same time. It’s definitely a bikini that you can swim, surf and chase after runaway munchkins in!
Sukigi Swim, www.sukigiswim.com
Shine bright like neon… that’s what we think browsing through Triangl’s online lookbook. We’ve seen their styles on celebrities like Demi Lovato and love how structured they look. The Poppy bikini in Flamingo Fling (what cute names for the styles and colours too!) is one of our favourites.
Of course, our swimwear guide wouldn’t be complete without introducing the new collections from a few of our tried-and-true favourites…
Situated in the heart of LKF, Ozzie Cozzie is a one-stop shop for all your family’s swimwear needs. They stock everything under the sun, including Tankini, Bikinis, One Pieces, Cover Ups, Sun Protection, Resort Wear, Accessories, Sandals. Swim Shorts and Sun Protection. Their swimwear is designed to fit all sizes and shapes, so you’re sure to find the perfect piece to flatter your beach body, mama! If you’re not in the area, the Ozzie Cozzie Roadshows bring the collections to you, traveling through Discovery Bay, Hebe Haven, Tai Tam, Aberdeen and Happy Valley.
Ozzie Cozzie, 503 Tak Woo House, 1-3 Wo On Lane, 17-19 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
This brand is fun and fashionable for the beach and also has an amazing free worldwide shipping policy as well as full exchanges and refunds if you’re unsatisfied with your product. The new GeoSensual Collection this summer is inspired by the structures and rhythms of the night, with fiery jeweled tones to give you a strong and confident look on the beach. We’re loving this Hypnotic Fuchsia top ($728) paired with this Strata Glow bottom ($837).
We can’t head anywhere tropical without our trusted Vamastyle tote bag and kaftan cover-up! This beloved brand also sports a fabulous collection of swimsuits, and we’re loving the print on the brand new Innika one-piece ($736), boasting a bright tribal blue and low-cut back. This Trisera palm tree bikini ($736) is also too cute paired with a matching clutch.