The latest collab showcases skimpy bikinis and other swimwear pieces that can be worn in or out of the water.
Francesca Aiello spends almost every weekend in the water. But the pool party doesn’t end come Monday morning. In fact, even in her Venice, Calif., office, the designer’s street style is still heavily influenced by swimwear.
“I’m always trying to relate my personal style to all the bathing suits that I make,” the founder of Frankies Bikinis told WWD. “I love dresses, but I also pair them with sneakers. That’s the essence of my brand: girlie-girl-meets-tomboy.”
Her latest collection — a seven-piece collaboration with streetwear and footwear brand Kith — is no exception. The limited-edition design collaboration, which lands exclusively on kith.com, starting Wednesday, blurs the lines between swimwear and streetwear with things like bikini-style tops and bottoms, a skirt, bike shorts and a dress that can be worn in or out of the water.