HAUTE STREET: What are some of the key elements & inspirations of the Andrea Iyama Spring/Summer 2014 collection?
ANDREA IYAMA: I knew I wanted colors that popped for the #Swim2014 color palette. Inspired again by ethnicity and tribal culture, I wanted to create edgy pieces that were different from last year but still passed the same vibe of unique-retro swimwear with an ethnic vibe. A lot of the color inspiration came from the movie “The Croods”, I just loved how the movie gave an endless array of colors that inspired me.
HS: Where will the woman be rocking her Andrea Iyamah suit this summer?
AI: Vacations, carnivals, anywhere fun! The best thing about the collection is the fact that most of the swim tops can be paired with pieces that create full outfits. I imagine any girl in an A.I swimwear feeling sexy in her skin as she struts the beach
HS: Favorite piece in the current collection?
AI: It’s usually hard for me to choose but I love the “Landi” hot pink two piece swimsuit the most! The sporty top and the cut-out bottoms are very me. I usually like the more conserved pieces more.