Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about Summer.
As someone who lives on an island, Beachwear is always part of the fashion equation. In fact, I can see the beach from my office window, it’s only steps away.
Hair? Lipstick? Of course.
Since these garments are all made of lightweight wool, they are rather perfect for Spring Beachwear.
I would have fit right into the 1930’s aesthetic. As a young woman working in the fashion/modelling industry, and not in the least bit sporty, I was once invited to an afternoon beach party and I showed up in a three-piece yellow floral rose Adrienne Vittadini knit set and leather flats—short fitted skirt with elastic waist, long scoop neck top with cap sleeves, and a long loose cardigan which had pockets and may have had shoulder pads—my idea of casual wear. Everyone else, of course, showed up in shorts, T-shirts, and flipflops. Sadly, I no longer have the set but it looked like this.
Adrienne Vittadini was one of my favourite labels in the ’80s and ’90s. Do you know the American-Hungarian designer is now 74 years old?
She turned what began as a hobby in 1979, into a multimillion-dollar fashion business. Known for her signature vibrant colours and prints, Adrienne Vittadini produced clothing, handbags, swimsuits, shoes, eyewear, and perfumes. Her company was purchased by Retail Brand Alliance in 2001.
Time marches on.
See you at the beach!