Art Basel Gets Ready For Red Carter Swimwear To Debut December 4TH

Filed Under (Front Row, Openings) by zach on 07-12-2009


Miami’s Golden boy, Red Cater has designed his latest collection to be wearable pieces of art by using fabric prints from contemporary Miami artist Carlos Betancourt. “Art is everywhere, anywhere, all the time,” says Carlos Betancourt . This new line of swimwear is scheduled to debut during ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH. The collection will be sold exclusively at BARNEYS stores to benefit The United Way. “Combining art and fashion never goes out of style” states Red Carter.

The highly anticipated collaboration will be unveiled at a launch party hosted by Red Carter and Carlos Betancourt. To be held this evening at Barneys Co-op Miami Beach store, December 4, 2009 from 8PM to 10PM.


Since launching his collection in 2004, swimwear designer Red Carter has taken the resort industry by storm. Red Carter LLC utilizes its vertical design, development, production, and distribution capability to support its own eponymous labels Red Carter Glam, Red Carter and Sandy Bottoms. Red Carter LLC holds the swimwear license for Jessica Simpson and produces private label products for retailers nationwide.  Red Carter lines are sold by leading retailers including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Intermix, Macys, Victoria’s Secret and Everything But Water.  Red Carter designs have appeared in Vogue, Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire and Sports Illustrated.  The company also established and operates Salon9, its New York City based showroom which has quickly gained a reputation with buyers and editors for representing the industry’s leading swim and resort lifestyle brands.


Artist Carlos Betancourt was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1981 he moved to Miami, Florida. Mr. Betancourt’s artwork is part of public collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, The Miami Art Museum, The San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas, The Bass Museum in Miami Beach, etc.  Betancourt’s artwork has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions as well as fairs such as Art Basel and Arco.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Florida Department of State Millennium Cultural Recognition Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant and the Miami Beach Arts Council Grant.  He has been awarded commissions to create artworks for various Art in Public Places programs.  Betancourt is co-founder of 801 Projects, an arts center that provides studio spaces for visual artists based in Miami.

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