The Pearl, which, in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, for s / s 2012 reinterprets the bikini as a second skin: bondage-inspired bandeau bikini and a draped two-piece. Extravagant bikini rework appear in the video for Katy Perry, who in the surreal atmosphere of "California Gurls", together with the dancers, wears the two-piece created by her stylist Johnny Wujek: slip covered by low-waisted shorts and bra with cup-shaped cups, complete with icing.
3) Erotic thong: in 1972, on the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Rose Di Primo, an Italian-Brazilian, to get noticed at a beach party, changed the pants of her bikini inventing the thong. This evolution of the bikini caused quite a stir. It is said, in fact, that Mrs. Di Primo, shocked by such a stir, was expelled from her family and locked herself up in a convent. After the storm, the Brazilians began to wear the thong en masse, which highlighted the roundness and the images reached Italy, thus attracting a tourist flow of local men to the beaches of Brazil. But the game of seduction does not want limits, so the thong moves from beachwear to lingerie with a turn of several billion dollars. In 1981, in fact, Frederick Mellinger who, with his Californian brand Frederick's of Hollywood had launched the push-up bra in 1948, proposed the thong as an underwear. Today, in America, the thong is much contemplated by the stars of the red carpet, while in Europe, it is struggling to conquer a substantial slice of the market.
4) Trikini and Fatkini: the evolution of the bathing suit knows no bounds. A hybrid of one-piece and bikini, the trikini conquers the catwalks and the beaches in no time at all. Perfect for both evening parties and beach parties; for some years now the trikini has been the cult item of the catwalks and especially of the collections of companies that produce beachwear. Winning for its sensuality and style, it is much appreciated by pop stars like Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera, who wear it with ease in their lives and clear it from beachwear. The German designer Philipp Plein inserts, in his 2012 beachwear collection, a black trapeze trikini, in stretch technical fabric, with floral decorations in Swarovski crystals and beads. Dsquared2, on the s / s 2012 catwalk, shows its woman in military green trikini, with small drop embroideries along the entire length and combines it with a not exactly beach outfit: boots, bag with long fringes, the Palestinian kefia and the American flag as scarves. Frankie Morello brings to the catwalk both a trikini that discovers the navel, with optical prints dedicated to the monuments of Italian cities such as Milan and Rome, and a candy pink trikini with intertwined bands, black rope laces on the sides and a bandeau top crossed on the breast. The trikini now seems to have landed in the wardrobes of many women, but, as is well known, all, or almost all, of the trends then produce long-range effects. This is the case with the fatkini. A new phenomenon that goes crazy on the web and gathers all the particularly chubby girls who want to wear bikinis. In reality, however, the fatkini is not a bikini designed for chubby women, but is the term with which they define themselves when they wear a two-piece. No one-piece swimsuits and sarongs: the fatkinis choose their favorite two-piece, wear it proudly and share their photos on the web. Just take a spin on Tumblr to see the result.
5) The whole costume: and if the phenomenon of fatkinis girls seems to have the connotations of a real rebellion against the mainstream, the same cannot be said of the catwalks of some important fashion brands. This is the case of Prada, which for s / s 2012 celebrates the idea of a woman who rediscovers sweetness and denies aggression: the inspiration comes from the fifties and Miuccia brings back the one-piece swimsuit worked with shapes and embroidery, also used as a body to combine with pleated soleil skirts. Even brands such as Moschino and Laura Biagiotti bring refinement to the catwalk: the first, signs a one-piece cocktail swimsuit, with embroidery and shooting under the breast; the second proposes it with braid effect yarn and neckline with small shells. With a nod to the swimwear of the 60s, Esther Williams creates real remakes with pixelated flower patterns and white polka dots on a red background. With the return of the retro style, the one-piece swimsuit becomes the new must have this summer.