On Stillness and Swimsuits
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
There’s more to a bathing suit than meets the eye. This truism—and photographer Deborah Turbeville’s famed 1975 Vogue portfolio of the same name—is the inspiration for a solo spa outing, in which moments of stillness are matched with new swimwear from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Flagpole Swim, Marysia, and Totême.
Texture transforms the typical maillot. Lisa Marie Fernandez’s seersucker suit is cinched by a rope belt for a nautical touch.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.Jean Arp
Scalloped edges accentuate the sporty, retro lines of a two-piece set from Marysia, which eschews trendy prints and typical cuts. “I wanted to make a swimsuit that was sexy, but not vulgar,” says designer Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves. “I think my line is very feminine.”
For a fresh take on the halterneck, opt for waist-flattering cutouts, a sunny shade of orange, or scalloped edges.
Lighting Design Oliver Fernandez
Styling Gabrielle Marceca
Hair and Makeup Kim Weber
Model Esti Van Balen
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