PROENZA SCHOULER’S IN THE SWIM

Proenza Swimwear

Proenza Swimwear

To fete the brand’s debut swimwear collection, designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough share their favorite beach getaways and a sneak peek at the covetable suits.

Great news for sun chasers—one of our favorite design duos, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler, are making their first foray into swimwear this month. The pair’s pared-down, architectural bikinis and sleek cutout suits (plus pareos and spot-on espadrilles) are everything we hoped and more. The designers often reference the surf scene as an inspiration, so the decision to launch the line, in their words, “happened very organically.” “We both grew up in urban areas where you couldn’t really go surfing, so skateboarding was more of a thing, and at the time it was very influenced by surf culture. It was a fantasy world to us, like the movie The Endless Summer,” they say. “It’s the aesthetic that we are attracted to, the romanticism of that lifestyle.”

In honor of the aquatic occasion, McCollough and Hernandez share their top beach escapes. “Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji is one of the most remote beaches we’ve been to. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa,near Bora Bora, is like a fantasy world—the most beautiful place on earth. In Hawaii, we like to rent a private house on Hanalei Bay. It’s American culture mixed with the South Pacific—a perfect combo. La Digue island at Raffles Praslin, Seychelles is outrageously beautiful, like a postcard. And Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos is the best place to do absolutely nothing.” Endless summer, indeed.

Source : http://www.harpersbazaar.com/

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