Essaouira inspires Salinas’s summer collection
The Summer 2016 collection of the Brazilian beachwear fashion brand was inspired by the Moroccan beach town. Tapestry, spices and local nature were some of the elements used for the creations.
São Paulo – Salinas, a Brazilian beachwear fashion brand, created its Summer 2016 collection under the inspiration brought by Essaouira, a Moroccan beach town. Among the references used were the local tapestry and market spices, the crowded beaches and its waves, the medinas’ mosaics, the giant date palms and the exotic flowers of its gardens.
In the collection’s material, the brand emphasizes the features of the port city, with its French- and Portuguese-influenced architecture that decorates the labyrinthine streets that end up in beautiful views to the Atlantic Ocean. “We went along in this journey called Destiny: Essaouira, Morocco”, says Salinas.
With these inspiring elements, Salinas created sports crop tops, sophisticated bras, T-shirts with gold plated rings and fine fabric. The live imprints also reflect the Moroccan influence. The predominance belongs to the blue, curry mustard and paprika coral. Many of the patterns were created with beach microfiber and light piquet fabrics.
Salina’s summer collection also brings elaborated embroidered pieces, low-cut one-piece bathing suits, and a new line called Miracle, which aims to accentuate women’s bodies. The brand highlights the features of its creations, with “oriental perfumes, exotic spices and an explosion of colors”.
Founded by Jacqueline and Tunico De Biase, Salinas was created during the 1980s with the proposal of original bikinis to women that were searching for different products, unrelated to fashion trends. Inspired in the Rio de Janeiro beaches and known for its comfortable pieces, the brand currently has 41 stores throughout Brazil, besides being sold in 400 multi-brand outlets. The company employs 500 people and exports to 25 countries, among them the United States, France, Japan, Russia, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Greece.
*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani