THE BLONDS WERE INSPIRED BY THE FUTURE OF SWIM AND THE CITY OF MIAMI FOR THEIR FIRST FORAY INTO SWIMWEAR
The Blonds in collaboration with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), chose to showcase their collection with the Miami skyline and PortMiami as the backdrop for their glamorous video lookbook shoot.
“The vibe, the sun, music and glamour! Miami is always inspiring,” says Phillipe Blond. “we are thrilled to be partnering with the Miami dda and Paraiso for Miami Swim Week and can’t wait to share this new collection!”
The blonds also took inspiration from artists like Sorayama, Nagel and the work of Rudi Gernreich, that coupled with the blonds signature crystals by Preciosa, and the use of intense color as The Blonds dipped their toes into the world of swim in one of their favorite cities.
During the shoot, models strutted atop the downtown Miami skyline and sunbathed in sharp diamond studded swimsuits with revealing slashes and cutouts. Then splashes of color donning swim caps dripping in chains and Preciosa crystal sparkle and shine was the order of the day and the weather was perfection. With stunning views from the 58th floor rooftop pool and future helipad of Paramount at Miami WorldCenter, The Blonds debuted their first ever swim collection.
On Sunday, The Blonds celebrated their first foray into swimwear with a private event at Byblos Lounge in conjunction with Paraiso. A bevy of models, editors and designers came together to celebrate the blonds collection and the culmination of Paraiso’s Miami Swim Week 2021.
ALL PHOTO/VIDEO CREDIT: @PRINCEANDJACOB AND @GALORE
DIRECTED BY PRINCE + JACOB
EDITING BY JORGE TORRES
MODELS: ARIADNA GUTIERREZ, LISA JACKSON, KEYSHLA MAISONET
CRYSTALS BY PRECIOSA
FOOTWEAR BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
HAIR BY SARAH LUND WITH KEVIN MURPHY
MAKEUP: REYNELA RIOS MAKEUP @REYNELA.RIOS
NAILS: AYUMU TAKASAWA FOR VANITY PROJECTS IN COLLABORATION WITH CND
LOCATION: PARAMOUNT MIAMI WORLDCENTER
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MIAMI DDA AND PARAISO