When it comes to swimwear, we tend to go for tried-and-true basics: a classic black bodysuit, easy striped bikinis, gingham checks, etc. However, after perusing the new lookbook from Australian swimwear brand, We Are Handsome, we find ourselves in desperate need of bright colors and bold graphics -- like a lion, say, or a woman in a hot pink convertible.
We Are Handsome is the brainchild of Indhra Chagoury (of Oscar & Elvis Swimwear) and Jeremy Somers of Australian tee company, People Like Us. Their line of limited-edition one-piece suits feature retro (and somewhat random) graphics like a horse running through a dusty plain, James Dean smoking a cigarette, a topless motorcycle rider and a California skyline at sunset. The connective theme -- if there's one to be discovered -- appears simply to be "good times" with a bit of kitschy glamour thrown in. Who knew that a lion's face could look so good with sunglasses and a lazy repose?
Each We Are Handsome piece is handmade, so alas, their prices run a tad high (approximately $220 for a one piece suit). Try one on for size at Opening Ceremony's 35 Howard Street location, or the Opening Ceremony gift shop in the Ace Hotel.