Wednesday, August 11, 2010

INSIDER INTERVIEW: Red Carter Swimwear

 If you don't know Red, let me introduce you to one of my favorite swim wear designers, Red Carter. His line is sexy and head turning. The one pieces are not your mom's one pieces. They are for yacht lounging, jetsetting and making a statement. PrivyDoll caught up with Red to learn what inspires his line and what is next for this Miami bred designer. Make sure your next suit has a signature red button on the bum!

3 words to describe your label: Sexy, great fit, great fabrics

In your opinion what is next season’s trend? And how do you incorporate that in swimwear? There are many trends in fashion right now; the trend that I like most right now is quality. Great fabric, great fit and great construction are the keys to taking a trend and making it a classic. I always like nautical looks, but the ethnic trends and bright colors with black are always a hit as well.

What is your inspiration for this season/line entirely? This year the these of the collection is “from pop art to high art”, I used many art influences to address fashion trends that are happening in the fashion market.

What are your favorite materials to use? And what sets your line apart from other lines? I like to use European base goods a lot. But it is fun to come up with original prints as well, and print them on quality fabrics. I love to use extra life lycra which is a fiber that helps the swimwear have better color fastness and elasticity over time. I think what sets my collection apart from others is having a keen eye for details… every suit has a red button sewn on the back.

Favorite place for brainstorming and daydreaming: I love going to the standard hotel here in Miami Beach and relaxing by the pool.  It is an oasis to me.

Female entrepreneur of the year award should go to: Mara Hoffman

What kind celebrity  spotings has your line received?
We have been on many celebrities bodies from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna over the years. The best celebrities to work with are the ones who have a good attitude about their bodies and try no to get too much stuff for free. I love Jessica Simpson; she is just a real woman and a great role model.

If you went bikini shopping with an average girl, what single piece of advice would you give her?  Have a martini before you start to try on suits.

Check out Red Carter's number one selling suit seen on the cover of Victoria Secret: $105

And Lastly, spill the Privy find:(Many suits are on sale on the below sites!!!)
Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, shopbop.com, anthropology, Everything but Water



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