Carmen Marc Valvo has big plans for the women bold, strong, and flush enough to carry off his swim & beachwear. Inspired by “rich seaside lifestyle,” Valvo’s sea & resort designs are best befitting of women headed to the “sun, surf, shopping, lunching, lounging – right into a glamorous evening out.”(story continues below photo)
Carmen Marc Valvo 2006 Swimwear Collection.
The scores are in and he has successfully ridden the luxury couture wave right into his first swimwear collection at Miami Swimwear Week 2005. Beginning with a fearless group of bold prints, stark tankini’s, barely there cover-ups, & lavishly belted once-pieces; the collection touted couture rarely-found know-how gifts including boning on the bust, just the right amount of nipple-shield and tug-free under wire for just the right amount of “up.” The palette was enlivened with cool avocados, rich neutrals, and tasteful splashes of poinsettia while black and sand anchored the sexy but sensible wrap-around tops and variations of basic, perfect-fit bottoms. Even the men received a nod from Carmen Marc Valvo this premier swim season; complementing the women’s looks with discreet, European trunks and easy, breezy tops.