SWIM: Kim Top - 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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IT's HeEEEeeeERe!!!! Our favorite swim top/sports bra of all time....
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. Works great as a sports bra too!
The Kim top incorpoates ruching at the bust that will contract or expand to fit a wide variety of cup sizes (A-DD) and a flattering cut-out at center front to accentuate your natural shape. Ultra-supportive power mesh is built into underbust band, eliminating the need for metal or plastic fasteners that will chafe the skin, or degrade and break down over time. Further support is enhanced by the double back panels that distribute bust weight evenly across the shoulders from the halter top design, eliminating stress at the neck.
The Kim Top is meant to fit snug--it will grow a bit when wet and after repeated use. For best fitting measure underbust to determine bra size (For example, an underbust ribcage measurement of 34" would be bra size 34") and then choose cup size accordingly.
The sustainable, premium Italian spandex fabric is pretty special as well: Thanks to its innovative construction, its 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. Cut and sewn in NYC.
Play all day!
Please check our swim top SIZE CHART before ordering.
**PLEASE NOTE** Check out the new Delia Bottoms with matching print!
Additional fabric features include:
Resistant to sun cream and oil
Ultraflat and soft
Two way stretch
Rinse in cold water after each use.
78% Recycled Nylon; 22% Spandex
Made in NYC