Californian swimwear brand Banana Moon is back for another summer season and has all the things one needs to rock the seaside. The Banana Moon 2016 swimwear collection will suit basically any taste, from casual to more glamorous ones. The spring/summer 2016 swimwear trends have, in fact, all been featured in Banana Moon’s collection, including the Banana Moon Couture and the Teen lines.
California-based Banana Moon was founded by Veronique and Bernard Donati when, the same year, the couple made the acquaintance of French designer Nat Maori. The trio quickly began designing European-style pieces that were not only cozy, but also extremely glamorous, at the same time exuding some strong California dreaming vibes. Season after season, the Donatis along with Maori managed to create the perfect Europe Couture meets Californian beachwear combo, and such results could be perfectly seen in this latest Banana Moon 2016 swimsuit collection too.
While both the Banana Moon Couture and Banana Moon 2016 swimwear line-ups drew inspiration from the ethnic-chic trend, Banana Moon Teen took the Nineties and reinvented their major trends adding some cool Millennial vibes, saturating the colors and accentuating the prints with bold color-blocking motifs. Banana Moon Teen has always been a huge fan of vibrant colors, but this time we could rightly state the label definitely outdid itself with some cheerful neon lace-up details and bold statements.
Banana Moon Teen’s proposals greatly vary from solid-colored to bright neon pieces, and even include fishnet appliqués and fierce captions such as ‘Born in the Nineties’. The line-up features both one-pieces and bikinis, with a great emphasis on bandeau bras and sporty-chic proposals (which are basically perfect for all the girls who both like playing beach volley and enjoy the sea breeze in the mornings). We particularly recommend opting for the Teen section if you are really into prints and metallic patterns!
As for the Banana Moon Couture and Banana Moon main lines, the proposals seem to not have enough of frills, fringes and exquisitely beaded embroideries, making it really hard to choose which bikini one likes the most. When it comes to Banana Teen, we see youthful designs from bandeaus to push-ups, cropped tops and even off-the-shoulder ones.
While stripes have their big moment within the Couture section, floral patterns equally shine in both the lines, with the only difference that it’s up to the main line to channel the brightest colors. The Couture section is less bold and more mature/classic, while the other one is fearlessly bold and is not afraid to sport color-blocking motifs as well. If you are looking for something more cheerful yet not as Millennial-approved as the Teen’s proposals, we recommend checking out Banana Moon’s main proposals, while those who are looking for something less eye-catching yet adequately unique, the Couture line-up could just be what you have always been looking for!
Photos courtesy of Banana Moon