Last month heralded the arrival of new trend-led luxury swimwear label MAKAN, an innovative beachwear brand that aims to bridge the gap between fashion and function.
Conceived by designer Melissa Makan, the eponymous brand was born after Makan saw a gap in the market for premium quality, fashion forward shaping and bust-supportive swimwear. Fast forward a year spent researching the global market and undertaking training at London College of Fashion and the De Montfort University, and Makan was ready to take her place in the industry.
Each piece of swimwear is specifi cally engineered for a precision fit featuring 360° shapewear panels for expert contouring. This innovative structuring is aided by the combination of bespoke tailoring techniques and hand-sourced luxury Italian fabrics that cleverly respond to the wearers’ movements.
Key design elements include the hidden internal bras that are found within select styles of the collection, and the bold lines and sleek edging that work to fl atter the body by smoothing and sculpting, creating a sleek aesthetic.
The debut, limited edition MONO collection is made up of an opulent selection of hand made in-the-UK swimsuits, of which a selection are punctuated with Swarovski embellishments. The elegant shapes of the swimsuits are highlighted by the graphic monochromatic colour palette, including rich jewelled blues and vivid reds, and work to deliver a strikingly sumptuous range of contemporary, yet wholly wearable designs.
Pieces retail between £225 and £310.