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AQUA DI LARA Interview with Caroline Couture

AQUA DI LARA presented its 2014 collection at MercedesBenz Fashion Week Swim 2014 in Miami. Although Creative Director Reyhan Sofraci could not attend due to her late pregnancy term, her spirit and creativity shone through her unique and edgy pieces. The models dazzled in MIA black cuffed stilettos and radiant jewel tones of amber, ruby, and aquamarine influenced by exotic locations and Reyhan’s personal travels. Colorful elements were paired with multiple Tarzan-goddess braids and subtle yet sultry makeup by Smashbox Cosmetics. In 2012, AQUA DI LARA was separated into a two distinct labels: the soft, feminine White Label and the edgier Black Label. Before the show, Semant Jain interviewed the line’s Public Relations Manager, Caroline Couture. “We want two styles because we have an eclectic customer,” Caroline explained, “There are two styles you can wear anytime.” Both labels were presented, complementing each other yet offering their own distinct looks as they transitioned from White Label to Black Label. The White Label transported its audience to tropical islands with lush, textured prints in a collage of turquoise, amethyst, and mandarin. Elegant designs and bold solids were featured in both bikinis and one pieces, paired with resort-style dresses and billowy silk cover-ups for a sun-soaked day in the sand. Known for her ability to create flattering lines and silhouettes, Reyhan’s Black Label offered risky cutouts, barely-there bottoms, and form-fitting one pieces leaving just enough to the imagination. Blocks of hot pink and neon orange popped against a black canvas. Although Reyhan was not in attendance at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, Caroline Couture gave Semant Jain an exclusive look into the design process and inspirations behind AQUA DI LARA’s 2014 collections.



In this issue: MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SWIM 2014 + exciting FASHION EDITORIALS by young vanguard photographers from across the world + a...