Time to Hit the Beach
With many of us jetting off to the sun,a challenge some know all too well is how to find the perfect bikini
Article by Cristiana Carwardine, Nardis Beach
Although there is quite a choice of swimwear on the market, I could never find the perfect bikini for my holidays. I was looking for beautiful colours, a luxurious fabric that didn’t fade in the sun and a flattering Mediterranean-Brazilian inspired fit with unusual detailing. I was sure I wasn’t the only person with this problem, so with a background in fashion, I started creating the first collection in 2007. I travelled around Italy sourcing the finest fabrics and ventured further afield in search of natural materials such as shells, driftwood and semi-precious stones to create beautiful bikini fastenings. It is a fascinating process that I really love!
I draw inspiration from my travels. It could be anything from the colours of petals floating in a deep blue pool; the colourful boats tied together in the Moroccan port of Essaouira; the white bleached shells on a deserted island in the Caribbean; the rich jewels and fabrics draped around an Indian market or the fishing villages and wonderfully bright houses along the Italian coast.
The Nardis Beach collection consists of bikinis, one-piece swimsuits and cover-ups, in a beautiful selection of shapes, colours and prints. My current favourite is the Taormina Bikini in Royal Blue and Taormina Kaftan in Provence Blue! All I need is a white beach, a boat full of friends and some wonderful sunshine…
Nardis Beach is currently offering an exclusive 30% off in their summer sale. Bikinis from £49, Swimsuits from £66, Silk Kaftans from £115.