World of Wander
Rove Swimwear launches bohemian chic swim line
Chalk it up to your inner gypsy, but you go through life like you do road trips: sans GPS. Wherever you go, there you are is pretty much your mantra.
Except when it comes to shopping, in which case you've got a track record of knowing exactly what you want and where to get it.
Chart a course for Rove Swimwear, a new, locally designed swim line that's manufactured in Bali and blends high-quality construction and fit with carefree, boho-chic style. Think of it as an exercise in conflict resolution — your yin will love the crochet and macrame details, braided ties and cheeky cuts while your yang is bound to favor the nylon-Lycra-blend fabrics, custom prints and secure double linings.
Designer and Kailua native Alicia Van Bokhoven has this balancing act down pat. (Case in point: the 27-year-old studied fashion via electives while majoring in business at the University of Hawaii.) Though the overall line draws inspiration from a modern-day gypsy traveling to destinations unknown — hence the name Rove — Van Bokhoven made absolutely certain to calculate every detail, cut and embellishment down to the centimeter, from the curve of an underwire cup to the length of a strap's fringe detail.
She also road-tested samples for a year to make sure they were flattering, comfortable and, most importantly, stayed put while doing even the most active of water sports.
Hey, you're not that carefree.
$110-$140 per piece. Rove Swimwear will be available tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130, then starting next week at The Bikini Room, 4489 Aku Rd. on Kauai and online, and BeachWahine.com. For more information, visit RoveSwimwear.com.
Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 in Permalink