Hooked: Roksanda Ilincic

Roksanda Ilincic, the culty London designer known for her luxurious yet edgy cocktail fare, makes a surprise splash with the debut of a two-part swimwear line. The bright, East African tribal colors and prints are sure to wow and dazzle, but her core audience will likely gravitate toward the smoldering black monokinis with huge cutouts and asymmetric spaghetti straps, like something out of film noir. So yeah, if you can pull off shimmering Veronica Lake tresses, a sultry bronchitis whisper and perma-pose aloofness, even better. Here’s the thing: you probably won’t want to go anywhere near chlorine or salt water. With its double-take prices (£210-425, exclusively at Harvey Nichols in London), this is the couture of swimwear. But just imagine how glamourous you’ll look vamping around in your bathtub.


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