SWIM: Delia Hi-Waisted Ruched Bottoms - Limited Edition Juan José Heredia Palm Playland Print
Beyond excited to announce our featured artist for Summer 2021's limited edition swim print is surfer and artist Juan José Heredia. Juan is Argentine-born but spent his formative years in Miami, Florida before moving to NYC as a young adult. There is soOOoooOoo much to say about his work, but for now I’ll just mention a few of the specific elements that drew me to it...One of which is his sophisticated color palette! His work always exudes so much vibrance and energy, yet is seamlessly blended and soothing to behold. When I first saw Juan’s paintings--long before I started designing bathing suits--I remember immediately being drawn in by the color story and thinking how fun it would be transpose some of his paintings onto swimwear.
I also love his repeated use of whimsical palm trees, an ode to earlier times spent in more southerly landscapes yet they are often painted within a context that gives me a feeling of being transported to an alternate fantasy land—one that maybe has some tinges of NYC influences as well...
For the 2021 ARTbutt swim print Juan and I spent time over the past winter trading images of his work and discussing his inspirations, creative process, and materials selection. Finally I selected a few of my favorites from his collection (that's no easy task, folks!!) and began the process of drawing out motifs to create a swim-inspired print repeat. We went though several strike-offs with the fabric printer to get the layout, scale, and background color correct, but it was worth the wait to get it right. (We are actually still waiting for the final garment to photograph, so keep in mind the image here is a mock-up only. Actuals will be uploaded next week! :)
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The women’s swim has been tirelessly tested both in and out of the water to ensure a no-slip fit for women who move, incorporating classic yet eye-catching unique styles that were built to flatter the female form. Flounces, gathers, and stripes are an ode to childhood suits and importance of playtime at any age—but with a flirty, adult twist.
The Delia bottoms were designed to accentuate the natural hourglass curves of the body, with gentle gathers at the front and back to flatter form while adding a touch of extra compression to help out after that long COVID winter ;) Additional bonus includes a no slip waistband that anchors to your body without discomfort. All Delia bottoms are cut in colors and prints to match our Kim Top. More photos coming soon!
To find your correct size, check your waist measurements and order according to our fit chart located here. Any additional questions or concerns don't hesitate to reach out directly to email@example.com!
The sustainable, premium Italian spandex fabric is pretty special as well: Thanks to its innovative construction, it is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams and oils than competitors’ fabrics. Made from recycled plastic, it is versatile, resistant, thin, stretchy, soft, and breathable; a unique blend of muscular compression and comfort. Play all day!
Rinse in cold water after each use.
78% Recycled Nylon; 22% Spandex
Made in NYC
Additional fabric features include:
Resistant to sun cream and oil
Ultraflat and soft
Two way stretch