Curious to know what Monica Wise [head designer of L*SPACE] has in her beach bag?... and what her newest collection has to offer? Well, it's your lucky day! We interviewed Monica and found out the scoop behind her 2012 collection and much much more! While we previewed her collection in Miami, we saw everything from that noteworthy fringe suit that we love so much in fun fruity colors to some new fun graphic patterns that are perfect for mixmatching. Not only does her line offer a variety of options to fulfill your physical needs and wants, but she has recently expanded her line [quite literally..think: more coverage] and created some styles that will be sure to keep ya covered! She got technically more advanced this season and added some details to the suits that make them that much more wonderful, and completley functional!
What was your inspiration behind your latest collection?
The 2012 collection inspiration definitely comes from travel and jet setting lifestyle. jetsetters with an eye for fringed tops, draped maxis, tribal prints and wide brimmed fedoras will love this new collection. The collection includes all things resort such as rompers, crochet finishes and lace shorts and gives nod to the tropics with mouthwatering bright colors. The collection includes L*SPACE’s signature flattering fits and a slew of California-style, easy floral prints. Bright colors, bold prints, and wild fringe are mixed with muted, delicate embellishments.
We noticed lots of new styles with more bottom coverage and top support. Tell us about some of these changes.
We wanted to expand our market with more coverage on the bottom this season. We know the L*SPACE woman loves our prints and the easy breezy mix and matching that can be done with our collection, but might want a bit more coverage…conservative if you will. It doesn’t change the look of the suit at all, it’s just personal style without compromising the fit. Our new styles give the collection something new. If we did the same styles EVERY year, our fans would be bored, and so would I, so I like to change it up a bit with rouching detail, removable straps on our bandeaus, reversible styles and new hardware.
What is in your beach bag?
Sunscreen SPF 30, a large beach hat, an oversized towel, some snacks and a huge bottle of water.