We recently attended a fashion show in Paris and were lucky enough to stumble across the gorgeous Brazilian Swimwear collection Marcela Maciel.
After taking a look at the bikinis we decided that Marcela Maciel had to be made available to women in Australia. So here we are several months later with a beautiful collection of designer swimsuits that are rich in detail with hand beading, unique mixtures of fabrics, textures and prints.
The designer Marcela knows quite a bit about swimwear design, having graduated from university in 2006 with a degree in Fashion Design. After winning an award for her designs, Marcela was invited to show her collection in Panama. Her swimsuit designs were a huge success and with that Marcela decided to launch her swimwear collection Marcela Maciel Beachwear a year later in 2007.
The Marcela Maciel Collection is a newcomer to the international swimwear world, however Marcela’s passion for design and her creativity has now placed the brand alongside leading swimwear brands such as Maaji Swimwear.
The 2011 Marcela Maciel Collection is influenced by romanticism, delicacy and a touch of sensuality which is evident in the Giselli Bikini. Marcela’s main objective in designing two piece swimsuits is to highlight the femininity and beauty of women. She is inspired by images, colours, textures and details. She has a love of theatre and movies and often uses the costumes as sources of inspiration for her swimsuit designs. Drawing inspiration from the past is also evident in her swimwear designs, always romantic, sensual and womanly.
Marcela has designed a number of different swimsuit styles suited to different body types. The Alegria Bikini and Giselli Bikini for example offer support in the bust while the Alegria also provides more coverage at the rear. The Dionisa Bikini and Benita Bikini are very feminine and flattering triangle bikinis both with a ruffled frill around the waistline and hips. For a skimpier fit, Marcela has created the Isadora Bikini and Jacari Bikini both brazillian bikinis with a slightly frilled trim and tie up sides on the bikini pants. However, her most unique style and one that we are sure will be a winner is the Mirelli Bikini which features a scooped neckline with cross over back straps.