Beaches around the world, from Bali to SoCal, Maui to Ibiza, are about to get a whole lot sexier with the advent of Acacia Swimwear’s Spring 2012 Collection, Belle Nomad. The latest installment of bikinis maintains the line’s signature fun and flirty aesthetic, but with a new twist: The pieces are inspired by tribal cultures, and are a perfect marriage of bohemian style and classic elegance.
Belle Nomad translates to beautiful traveler, an apt name for the collection, as travel was the primary inspiration for Acacia designers Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons. The bikinis—each named after a favorite destination or a far-flung spot on their bucket list—feature a perfect mix of cultural inspirations: Ikat and Native American prints, buttery Italian fabric, head-turning Brazilian and Euro fits, and an unmistakable Hawaiian vibe.
The collection offers two new ultra-flattering bikini bottom cuts, in addition to the existing Brazilian and Italian cuts. Newirth and Irons have also expanded their line of beach coverups, which come in 100 percent silk or 100 percent eco-friendly Tencel in classic snake and chevron prints.
Every piece in the Belle Nomad collection boasts a look that’s chic, sexy, and unique, with a touch of daring. Gypsetters who love to go off the beaten path and rock stand-out styles will fall in love with Acacia’s latest swimsuits, available at fine retailers in the U.S., Bali, Spain, St. Barth’s, and Mexico, as well as internationally online.
About Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons:
Designers Newirth and Irons are friends who share a love of the sand and surf along with design. Newirth grew up on the island of Maui, and was practically born in a bikini. She began conceptualizing and sewing her own swimwear as a teen, and later earned a degree in fashion from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Irons was born and raised on the beaches of Southern California. Right around the time she began modeling swimsuits at the age of 15, she also started to dream of becoming a swimsuit designer. She now lives on Kauai where she is raising her son, Andy Axel Irons.