Expect lots of sparkle, body paint and unique make-up at this year's L*Space swimwear show at Raligh Hotel in Miami Beach.
Monica Wise's designs will include a lot of blues, yellows and aquas on reversable swimsuits, some of which can also be used as undergarmets for a layered look.
“Customers want more and more uses to their bikinis,” Wise said. “It’s not just for the beach, it’s for off the beach.”
Wise has targeted woman from ages 18 to 40 that are “active, passionate and big on travel,” she said.
“We try to keep our styles fresh,” Wise said. “I try to make sure that I have enough skimpiness for the 18-year-old and enough support pieces for the 40-year-old.”
The beach inspired collection will also have an entire selection of apparel, which will include sheer cover-ups and crochet pieces.
“I continue to tell my story through my collection.” Wise said. “I love every year setting a game plan and seeing it come together. It’s exciting to know that I still love doing what I’m doing.”
Wise has been preparing the collection for the past six months, and has been inspired by her travels, handbags and others.
“Passion is what makes it all happen,” Wise said. “That’s what makes this all come to be.”
In the future, she hopes to expand her line to include home designs and interiors. She would also like to expand her team and include activewear.
“My mentality has always been to be different, compelling and special,” she said.