Monday, June 27, 2011

Mermaid Parade

The Mermaid Parade may have happened a few weeks ago, but Norma Kamali's new Resort collection contains many cute suits fit for a long day out in the sea, and fishtailed dresses and flared pants for the little mermaid who made it to land. Made from plenty of black and nude lace, the collection has a bit of a late 80's, early 90's feel to it. The nude ruffle bikini is perfect for an aspiring Ariel, and the black lace bell-bottom jumpsuit has a deliciously camp feel to it, good for when you're feeling more like Ursula the Sea Witch. Like most of Norma Kamali's work, this collection consists of form-fitting, basic silhouettes with a twist, rendered in practical mesh and polyjersey fabrics that allow for real movement and wear. Her simple, sexy designs have inspired plenty of imitators (American Apparel comes to mind), but there's nothing quite as cool and effortless as the originals, making it a brand that populates my Mom's closet as well as my own.


Stumble Upon Toolbar


Joy said...

The models are all making the cutest faces as if it is 60s era lingerie. Now I have to go look at the rest of the collection!

DNA (designers+artists) said...

No one like Norma Kamali. These are all amazing.

Wear The Canvas said...

these are amazing! I love the first one.. i need a bathing suit that looks like that

♥byAnja said...

their feet just don't fit in those shoes.everything else is cute :)

Idee Fixe ( said...

Such gorgeousness! i love NK and atill have pieces i picked up in the 80s! I took advantage of their "try before you buy" policy to get a new swimsuit -- not only a time saver but i love it so and get compliments every time i wear it! You can read about my experience here: Now I'm totally jonesing for a new style!

Espen said...

I fell in love with the lace bell-bottomed jumpsuit, when I saw it in the Norma Kamali store a few months ago. I wish they made it in a black solid though.