Amelie Swimwear, an eco-conscious swim wear line that uses OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified fabric, limiting the use of certain harmful chemicals, will sashay down the runway, during L.A. Fashion Weekend @ Sunset Gower Studios, October 19-21, 2012.
The sixteen piece collection, created by designer Andrea Abaunza, draws from her native Colombia’s diverse ecosystems, landscapes, historic and archaeological sites, its people and their cultures. Her prints were inspired by such natural wonders as the Rainbow Ameiva whose ombre skin is reflected in the line, and the 14,000 butterfly species Colombia has to offer. In addition, there are 90 indigenous groups with a variety of interesting cultures which led to her alluring indigenous print. Colombia’s contrasting seascapes led to the selection of vibrant blues Abaunza has highlighted in this Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The collection uses only knitted elasticized fabrics (a combination of polyamide and elastane), silk and silk chiffon. The uniting color is turquoise, with accents of blues, lilacs, fuchsia, orange, and red, which evoke an exotic and vibrant atmosphere.
Abaunza’s collection, Amelie, will be shown on October 19th, 2012, along with Nicolita’s Havana Nights by Christina Milian, Culture Swimwear and Kate Swim. Doors open to media at 5 pm, to attendees at 6 pm, show at 8 pm. The collection will be available for purchase at Amelie Swimwear.
Via: Press Release