Although I’ve written about her designs before, I’m really just getting to know Germaine DeNigris, from Arkins. I’ve admired Germaine’s work, and her commitment to slow and ethical fashion, since I bought an Arkins dress last winter. More recently, I’ve come to admire her open and collaborative nature.
I’m thrilled to say that Germaine and I are working on a bathing suit designed especially for older women—women like me, who love the sun and beach but can’t seem to find an attractive bathing suit we feel comfortable in. Personally, I have very little problem with showing skin, I just want to be the one to say how much and where.
I recently tried on a prototype at Germaine’s studio. It was exciting! It looked great and felt wonderful. Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be documenting and sharing the process we’re going through. How does one design a bathing suit for women who may not want to show arms, bellies, and thighs? We’ll show you. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. This should be fun…