Some of our favorite brands are diving into new waters: the glistening world of swimwear. Both Proenza Schouler and Kate Spade New York are launching their first-ever beach-ready lines, and Poppy Delevingne's new collection for Solid & Striped is perfect for the world's sunniest spots. We’ve got the inspirations behind this season's hottest suits—and the best spots to rock them on your hard-earned vacation days.
1. Proenza Schouler
Loved by urbanites for their cool-kid aesthetic, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's first swim collection for Proenza Schouler was influenced by the world’s most coveted paradises, from Fiji and the Seychelles to Turks and Caicos. For your next tropical getaway, pack this bright candy-apple-red bikini ($365).
2. Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade New York’s first foray into swimwear is everything you'd expect: high-waisted bottoms, bralette tops, and bedazzled pieces all featuring bow-shaped gold-plated zipper pulls. “I was inspired by the retro swimwear of the 60s—and the idea of bringing glamour back to the beach,” says Chief Creative Officer Deborah Lloyd. Hit up the Hamptons in this striped bralette ($116) and bottom ($89), available soon on katespade.com.
3. Poppy Delevingne for Solid & Striped
“I was inspired by Miami Vice,” says Delevingne of her sherbet-hued breakout collection for Solid & Striped, available exclusively on net-a-porter.com. Pick up this one-piece ($198) for a jaunt to Miami Beach.