Thanks to Instagram, majority think they are destined to models, stylists or designers, Cool Stuff because some have actually gotten their breakthroughs through this platform and some still remain where they started off.
Swimwear making is gradually becoming every upcoming designer’s dream, most who have refused to master a particular niche are seen juggling between female wears, menswear and now swimwear, Choose a struggle!
In the struggle to make swim wears they always seem to forget the most underlining factor; THE FABRIC!!! The fabrics used here are just wrong.
Although sewing a swimwear is a lovely way to express creativity; be it a bikini, one piece or mokini, choosing the right fabric is key.
The most common swimsuit fabric is a combination of spandex and nylon, its lightweight, stretches well and dries faster. Cotton, polyester, and lycra are not bad too. It’s essential for it to stretch for comfortability and look good over the body if the fabric has prints. Most of these designers go into the market, pick up any African inspired print fabric and sew out a swimwear out of it without caring if the fabric is right.
Swimwear are not clothes you just wear, you can’t just buy any “ntoma” or “ankara fabrics” and start sewing swimwear. Everything about it matters; from the fabrics to the elastics, threads and lining. They have to be resistant to the deterioration of sunshine and pool chemicals. Now if you are a swimwear designer and didn’t know all this, you need to start a new collection, the old one is dead.
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Below are pictures of Nigerian Label, Bfyne’s SS17 Collection.
Its Vibrant Eccentric, SEXY, AND MOSTLY THE FABRIC IS RIGHT.
YOUR SWIMWEAR COLLECTION MIGHT BE DEAD was last modified: March 26th, 2017 by ChrisKata