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August 2013

The NAILA Swim 2014 Collection introduced a family dynamic not seen elsewhere at Fashion Week Swim. The line presented an option for the mother, father, and son – pieces that Naila suggests are not forgotten on the next family vacation to St. Tropez. The Women’s collection included intricately cut monokinis, bright and slimming one-piece suits, and hip-hugging basic bikinis. Many of the swimsuits were paired with matching silk kaftan cover-ups, light and transparent shawls, and flowing string-tied pants. Naila described the woman she designs for as, “any type of woman. We go from fashion pieces for a 20-year old to one-pieces for an older woman in her sixties.” Naila’s Men’s collection catered to “the everyday man,” she explained, “men that go to the beach with their children.” Vivid turquoise and blue hues to reflected the color of the Mediterranean Sea, a fond memory from Naila’s childhood window. The “son” model sported shorts that matched the men’s trunks, actualizing Naila’s vision for a family swim collection. Chbib told Jain that her inspiration has never changed, “It has always been my customers. I love my customers. I design, above all, for them.” Despite her excitement and pride in her collection, she confessed that she was glad the stress was over, leaving her enough time to breath before we see another exquisite showcasing of talent at next year’s Swim Week on Miami Beach. I n t e r v i e w e r / P h o t o g r a ph e r : S e m a n t J a i n , P h . D . c o n t e n t e dit o r : M a r is a L y o n c o p y e dit o r : A l e x a n d r a S ch e c k f a shi o n w r it e r : S h a n n o n W e p r i n


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