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Grant me 1SOL

by Sofroina Timmons

As you look out into the distance with a fashion cloud over your head, you notice luxurious swimsuits meandering around the pool deck and sand. You ask yourself, “Who has the skill to redefine my inner sexy and sophistication? Fashion Goddess, grant me 1sol” Right before your eyes, selections of separates, one-pieces, bikinis, monokinis and cover-ups surround you in a sea of luminous color, fanciful embellishments and luxurious fabrics that's attentive to detail.

Think: ultimate playful glamour of the 1940's pin-up girl, one-shoulder designs with exotic, sultry lingerie inspired pieces with 'barely-there' Brazilian bottoms, asymmetrical draped waistbands and intricate hardware embellishments with nail heads. Each piece is expertly crafted with underwire adding elegance and couture sophistication.

1sol's collection can be worn to any occasion whether lounging at your favorite resort, sun bathing by the pool or splashing water at the beach. You can act on either wishes and drape your body in one of the lines from the 2011 collection “Retro Country Chic”, “Bohemian Navajo” and “Cabaret Glamour”. Enjoy the seven seas in the nautical inspired pieces of white and mini navy stripes with polished gold accents, chainlike bubble prints; earth tones in tribal batik silhouettes and palettes of black, white and silver with hints of deep turquoise.

In addition to swimwear, 1sol offers a variety of beachwear in tunics, dresses and kaftans made of luxurious fabrics in100% micro modal jersey and silk blend voile. Each piece is incorporated with sheers and pleats moderately draped to detail.

Tell us about the name of the collection?
1 Sol, which means “One Sun.” Our tag is: “1 World, 1 Heart, 1 Sun,” as the Sun is the brand's continuous inspiration. It's a message of unity and confidence under one sun.

How did you get started in the swimwear fashion industry?
I was working as a designer for a sportswear company and I launched a line on the side called “Bad Pixie.” After getting my first taste of designing swim, I was hooked. Growing up on the beach in South Florida helped too!

How would you describe the overall feel/vibe?
In one word: classy. We do embellishments specifically to avoid looking flashy or over the top. The silhouettes are unique, but still flatter all body types.

What was your inspiration for your spring 2011 collection?
Sweet and innocent, but naughty after the sun goes down.

What do you think are the biggest swimwear trends right now spring 11?
Asymmetrical suits. Print or color blocking. Lots of seam detail.

What era in fashion does your line reminds you of?

Where can your collection be purchased and at what price point?
The collection is available online at - - the price point is $90-$169

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