Tuesday, December 19, 2006

BIKINI AFRIQUE

We have so many beaches in Africa but we hardly hear anything about beachwear and swimwear.
I personally LUV the beach.
When in Lagos, my saturdays are ideally spent speeding off some isolated beach in the middle of nowhere. If u havent done this yet, do not let this xmas go by without going to the beach (I am not talking about Lekki, Alpha or Bar beach lol, try something different)

Anyway, swimwear is actually big business in the fashion industry.
For now we do not have any Nigerian designers that focus on this niche but here are some African designers doing it big in swimwear and beachwear. ENJOY.

Tracy B Swimwear


Amanda Laird Cherry Swimwear


Black Coffee Swimwear


Colleen Eitzen Swimwear


JBS Swimwear


Stoned Cherrie Swimwear


Sun Goddess Swimwear


So, what do you think? Hot or Not?
Will it be a good idea for a Nigerian designer to start making swimwear?
Any fun beach stories? Let us know...

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26 comments:

Thoughts said...

Some of 'em are definitely hot.But do you think anyone could actually wear some of them to swim??

Anonymous said...

was going to be first. am i bothered though? There's no market in Naija for swimsuits. We do not really sun bathe and going to the beach is mainly to hang out in oour best baffs!

Omolabake said...

Nice concept but not so great an idea considering the fact that these swimwears are no different from the western styles.
I think this designers should make the swimwears with our CULTURE and different sizes in mind.

Uzo said...

We just go to the beach to hangout. Cant really see anyone in Nigeria in any of these though....

temmy tayo said...

Great idea but considering that most Naija women are on the big side i think the designers should manufature for women with bigger frames.

Mona said...

very nice bella, very very nice.....in naij but no beach party stories just yet or rather, not goin for any lol....watch my space....muah!

NIGERIA POLITRICKS said...

Nice post Bella! Can't wait to see you in one of your saturdays..."speeding off some isolated beach in the middle of nowhere" in 1 of these swimwears...

Anonymous said...

men we gat some fine ass chics 4 africa

Anonymous said...

stoned cherrie and jbs is hot!

Nilla said...

I agree with Anon directly above me: stoned cherry is hot!

c0dec said...

hmm babes...is kuramo still kicking?

Mari said...

Black Coffee Swimwear is that supposed to be beach wear? I think not. I agree with omolabake, they aren't any different from the western styles and besides, they aren't a big deal over there.

Toni Payne said...

Im feeling Tracey B #3 and Stoned #2.. Bella you should do one on jeans/denim. I know its a yank thing but Im curious to know if NIG has any good jeans designer.

Dimples said...

Nice..very nice if it was Cancun,Ibiza,Ayia Napa...but Naija such a NO NO!!!

Angela said...

i'm black and i'm proud....LOL all those swimsuits are hot...thanks for bringing those bellanaija and yeah those babes r hotttt

TP said...

The swimwear is definitely hot, but some of them look like they are for posing, not for swimming. And not many people have the physique to pull of the look. Still there may just be a market, you never know. All it takes is for a popular pretty celeb to launch it....

biodun said...

The blue # is hot by Tracy B, I sure wont be caught in it though, lol.
To my beach story, for some reason I didnt know black folks could actually get tanned (jessica moment) I went 2 d beach n laid in the sand all day, lets just say I looked orangy afterwards, it was bad, n the peeling was irritating!

tatafo! said...

two thumbs up for stoned cherrie!

Anonymous said...

black coffee = swimwear? not by any stretch of the imagination.

TaureanMinx said...

Yeah that coffee swimwear is kinda dodgy. Nigerians seem to be afraid of water.

Anonymous said...

How come most of the boobs are Saggy and flappy...Jeez,

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Ive seen some that I like. mmhh

Jaja said...

"How come most of the boobs are Saggy and flappy...Jeez,"

Firstly, the models' boobs are not saggy. Secondly, the some of those models are obviously mothers--if you looked closely at their flat stomachs, you will see their faint scars. They look awesome to have borne children, so props ro them!

Jaja said...

I am happy you spotlighted this as I myseld am branching out into fashion design. It's called ugoseven, named after my mother, Ugo.

Jaja said...

I am happy you spotlighted this as I myseld am branching out into fashion design. It's called ugoseven, named after my mother, Ugo.

angelica said...

the swim suits are bam but naijirians are probably not interestsd. its not our thing.