London designer Auria x Margot Bowman is set to launch for the SS13 season with an innovative collection of swimwear, using 100 percent recycled hallow polyamide, which is made from discarded products such as fishing nets, voile and old carpets.
The new luxury swimwear line has been created by London College of Fashion graduate Diana Auria Harris, in collaboration with illustrator Margot Bowman,
Inspiration has been pulled from 80’s postmodern fashion, with the use of PVC and retro swimwear silhouettes, including the high leg line. This is combined with cut-out sections, inspired by the clean and geometric shapes of the Bauhaus movement.
The prints reference symbols and iconography that are associated with Ancient Greek mythology, focusing on Artemis- the ‘Goddess of Hunt’. These are twisted into contemporary and whimsical pop graphics by Margot Bowman for a ‘fun and kitsch’ aesthetic.
Harris was the 2012 winner of the ‘Fashion Innovation Award for United Vision’ at the London College of Fashion BA (hons) Graduate Runway Show.
Bowman is an artist, designer, and DJ living in London. She is the creative director of The Estethetica Review, a publication focused on ethical fashion published biannually in conjunction with the British Fashion Council.