New luxury swimwear brand Marianna G is set to launch for the SS13 season.
Marianna G is the innovation of Marianna Goulandris, shipping heiress and granddaughter of Marianna Vardinoyannis, UNESCO ambassador and leading international figure in social and artistic life.
Born in London, Marianna’s design signature has been strongly inspired by her international lifestyle, travelling between the city of London and Mediterranean Greece.
Her debut collection is inspired by a ‘beautiful’ Greek heritage and ‘powerful’ mythical Goddesses. It encapsulates one-pieces and bikinis in fine Italian fabrics, as well as a variety of kaftans, billowing maxi skirts and minis in silk cotton and crochet.
Goulandris said: “I have always been captivated by powerful statues of Grecian Heroines, ornate ceramics and grand architecture of Ancient Greece. My debut collection takes inspiration from these elements, which is reflected through fine drapery, subtle embellishment and the incorporation of quality Italian fabrics- all complementing the female form.”
Separated into four stories – Goddess, Athletic, Brights and Ready to Wear – the collection spans a colour palette of earthy tones and ‘striking’ shades inspired by the Greek landscape, with each style taking its name from an island that has sentiment to Goulandris.
Goddess embraces flattering drapes, beautiful gold detail and jewel embellishments. The stand out Mykonos one-piece replicates Ancient Greek armour through a collection of gold clasps and a structured bandeau body.
Athletic incorporates strong silhouettes, padded shoulders, bold metal trims and power mesh linings for a sports luxe look. The signature Barbados bikini is inspired by the voluptuous Bond Girls of the 1950s.
Brights comprise of a variety of playful vibrant shades; hot pinks, Mediterranean blues, and intricate ceramic inspired prints. The styles range from plunging one-pieces to slinky bikinis and sculpted trikinis.
Cotton crochet dresses and skirts in concentric circles, crisp white silk kaftans and translucent maxi dresses with hand-beaded collars epitomise Ready to Wear and provide the ‘ultimate’ luxury cover up.
Retail prices for the products start from £110.