Mirame’s swimsuit is so summery. Photo by Toshi Tasaki
A swimwear designer from White Plains and an artist from Rye Brook team up to create colorful clothing and accessories for summer.
Beachwear looks much more artsy this year, thanks to a brilliant collaboration between White Plains designer Melinda Huff and Rye Brook painter Marla Beth Enowitz.
Huff debuted it swimwear line, Mirame, about ten years ago. Over the years, she’s developed new costumes, featuring trends like cutouts and neon. The latest is a one-piece in the colors of the rainbow. If it looks like a work of art, that’s because it is. Earlier this year, Huff and Enowitz (the latter of whom has her works on display in private homes and at the Westchester Children’s Museum) created a collection of activewear: leggings, sports bras, sweatshirts and hair accessories. The most recent pieces of their collaboration are the swimsuit and a sarong. All clothing and accessories feature a vibrant drip-art design painted by Enowitz, translated into fabric for wearable art.
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Said Enowitz of the partnership, “When we received our first fabric swatch, we were amazed at how energetic the colors appeared, even off the canvas.” Huff shares that the silhouette of the swimsuit is inspired by a classic French swimsuit: “The fabric is super soft; it has a much more luxurious hand than most Lycra on the market; there is no built-in bra or removable cups. The goal is to have a sense of freedom and joy when wearing [it].” The target audience for the collection, says Enowitz, is “women looking to add fun, uniqueness and color to their wardrobes. Melinda and I celebrate each other’s style and self-expression. as artists and designers – that’s what this collaboration is all about.
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