Rebecca Minkoff drops first swimwear collection

Rebecca Minkoff has launched her very first swimwear line.The American designer dropped the collection on Monday (26Feb18), with pieces available to buy exclusively in her New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco stores, as well as online via h…

Rebecca Minkoff has launched her very first swimwear line.

The American designer dropped the collection on Monday (26Feb18), with pieces available to buy exclusively in her New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco stores, as well as online via her brand’s website.

Though the label is best known for accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Minkoff admitted she has considered expanding her line for several years.

“Swim is a category I have been wanting to introduce for some time, and creating this collection has been almost two years in the making,” she shared with WWD. “I love everything about offering my on-the-go girl a gorgeous piece of swim that evokes a free-spirited style, while remaining true to our high-quality standards — one she can always count on each time she needs a new suit for her upcoming travels. It’s all about living life by her own rules and this collection evokes all of that and more.”

All the garments have been manufactured in L.A. using Italian fabrics, and the spring collection is an incredibly versatile 15-piece collection, consisting of items that can be mixed, matched and reversed. Displaying a variety of solid colours and prints, the bottoms also offer a range of coverage options such as teeny, moderate and full.

While top prices range from $70 to $110 (£50 to £78), bottoms are $60 to $75 (£43 to £53) and one-pieces retail from $135 to $145 (£96 to £103).

Minkoff’s latest venture follows her decision to swerve this year’s New York Fashion Week and instead debut her latest collection through a new women’s empowerment platform.

“At the end of the day, our brand is here to inspire women to lead a more fearless life. If they come away from an experience being inspired to take the next step in their career or personal life, that’s really something that’s important to me,” insisted the fashion mogul, who recently gave birth to her third child Nico Valentine (10Feb18).

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