I’m pretty impressed with the fashion coming out of Hawaii right now and swimwear label Acacia is at the top of my list. Run by Maui local Naomi Newirth and California girl Lyndie Irons (wife of Andy Irons), the label is inspired by the exotic beaches they have uncovered on their travels and back home on the islands.
This season the girls work solid colours alongside prints in tribal graphics and vintage florals. The collection features triangle bikini tops, fringed bandeaus, long split-skirts, maxi-dresses, short shorts and super skimpy (by Australian standards) bikini bottoms.
With Australian designers yet to catch on to the fact that less coverage gives a more flattering fit, I’ve had to get used to sourcing my swimwear internationally. So it’s good to know that labels like Acacia focus their swimwear designs on girls wanting to show off their assets not cover them up.
Above: Morocco skirt
La Perouse Top and Mumbai Bottom
Lumahai Bandeau Top and Kauai Bottom
Buenos Aires Bandeau and Gili Bottom
Montauk Fringe Triangle Top and Rio Brazilian String Bikini