Summer starts now with our French Connection collection. Featuring natural tones complimented with injections of romance and femininity, be comfortable in a truly classic range of bikini separates made locally in Australia!
Coming up to summer this year there is a beautiful, natural inflection of femininity that’s really inspired us across the entire collection. Shades of Latte and Tea Rose bring this gentle, soft energy to life. When designing our collections a lot of time is spent making sure the colours look great on as well as complimenting the styling. Seeing how fabrics look against skin at every stage of the design process is a big focus for us – we aim to create just the exact tone to create a gorgeous natural warmth when you wear our swimwear. In creating the French Connection colours, we were inspired by the golden hour at sunset; when a beautiful blush light makes everything glow. Using colours inspired by nature like blush, sand and gold works brilliantly to complement skin tones, as elements of these colours are already there in your skin.
Both colours in the collection have two layers of fabric to create a soft-focus depth in each garment. We love using a nylon-spandex lace over nylon Lycra for the texture it brings to swimwear. It doesn’t have a rough feel, so when it’s layered over the smooth Lycra it’s more like a very soft 3D print. Further, by using two layers of fabric in complementary tones, there’s even more dimension to work in with your skin tone.
When it came to styling, we wanted to go back to our roots – bikinis. In developing the styles, we focused on keeping the finishes classic and soft. This resulted in soft shoulder straps, lacing details and minimal gold accents.
To complement the Lace Front bikini top and classic Bralette, we created a D cup bikini top with a wider strap and underwire, which is absolutely one of our favourite looks.
We kept the bikini bottoms simple – both with a subtle ruche detail on the back – but essentially a hipster cut at the waist.
We’re so excited to bring French Connection to you! Shop it here.