Soak in our newest styles

 

Attention all beachgoers and style savvy swimwear enthusiasts: the Skye design team is happy to announce the launch of our newest prints for the Summer 2012 season! 

 

 

From antique-inspired floral prints to bold stripes and ikat style tribal motifs, our newest groups will be hitting the shelves of your favourite specialty stores and swimwear boutiques across North America shortly.

 

Click here to view the newest Skye Swimwear 2012 collections: Luxe, Nostalgia, Dream, Antigua and El Dorado.

 

 

Use our Store Locator to find the Skye Swimwear retailer closest to you! 

 

 

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Resort season is back in black

 

Resort season is upon us, and what better way to outfit yourself for that classic getaway than with a timeless vacation wardrobe based on the ultimate in simple sophistication – black.

 

 

Whether it's yachting, lounging by the bay, or shopping the local markets, nothing beats the one color that has spelt effortless refinement for as long as we can remember.

 

Above: Dorothy Dandridge yaghting in a long black dress

 

This look was the basis for Grace Kelly's iconic vacation wardrobe in the 1955 classic heist film 'To Catch a Thief,' where Princess Grace accessorized a solid black swimsuit and cover-up with a wide-brimmed hat, and cat-eye sunglasses.

 

Above: Grace Kelly in studio (left) and on location (right) for To Catch a Thief

 

And the classic black swimsuit graced yet another memorable beach scene of filmdom for Deborah Kerr's steamy tryst with Burt Lancaster in 1953's 'From Here to Eternity.'

 

Above: Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity

 

The simplicity of this quintessentially haute aesthetic is just one of many in Skye's collection of So Soft Solids, a line of styles and cuts in signature solid colors.

 

And that same timeless chic is the inspiration for other Skye resort essentials, like the Taylor Cover Up, with its charming mediterranean influences, or the posh Muse Cover up.

 

Above: Skye Swimwear Taylor kimono-style coverup in classic black

 

So whatever your destination this resort season, capture the everlasting panache of cinema legends and bon-vivants all in black – because high style has never been so simple.

 

Above: Skye Swimwear Muse coverup in classic black

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Fashion Trend Report: Ahoy, Sailor!

 

Whether preppy or mod, nautical style is a crisp and classic element of women's fashion.

 

Sailor style has been as much for the ladies as it has for the gents, going as far back as the 40s, when pin-ups started featuring bombshells in stripes and anchors. And the trend lives on today.

 

Above: Yves St Laurent Resort 2012 collection featuring nautical themes (left) and vintage pinup poster in sailor style (right)

 

The feminine appropriation of nautical wear was further solidified two decades later, when Jacqueline Kennedy donned red and navy on the starboard side of the presidential yacht. How patriotic!

 

Above: vintage magazine editorial from the 1950s (left) and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy asea in nautical blue and red (right)

 

The look has since become a clean-cut hallmark of design houses like Jean-Paul Gaultier, and this season is no exception, with resort collections from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and The Row hoisting sail with this signature sea-faring look.

 

Above: Selections from The Row's Resort 2012 collection heavily inspired by nautical stripes, cuts and colors

 

This classic “anchors aweigh” aesthetic proved the inspiration for the Skye's “Chain Reaction” collection, with styles featuring a mod, navy print of interlocking chains and red accents.

 

Above: "Chain Reaction" from Skye Swimwear's 2011-12 collection

 

As timeless as it is tidy, the nautical look promises to endure as a warm weather and vacation-wear favorite for years to come, with nothing but smooth sailing on the horizon.

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