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16 Mar

High Voltage Swim Line

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2014 LOOKBOOK INSPIRATION

What was the inspiration behind this collection?

We were inspired by the desert - the barren landscape mixed with the high voltage heat you feel while within it.  You’ll see this in our colors - neutrals electrified with bursts of neon and bold hues that one might see in a heat-induced hallucination. Our Mirage capsule collection is an offshoot of this theme - a mirage being the pinnacle of desert heat, the most extreme state one can witness. Our new print - serpentine scales that contour to the body - is also an ode to the desert and the creatures that live there. We just kept thinking of a warrior woman with neon paint streaked across her face, trekking through the desert’s scorching heat, the outline of her body blurring into the smoldering landscape.

Where was it shot and why did you choose this location?

We shot the lookbook in the Mojave Desert. It was the perfect desert landscape we were looking for. The barren, neutral colored background allowed our swimwear to really pop.

What is the meaning behind the name of the collection 'Heat Wave'?

Refers to the high voltage desert heat that inspired us (more in the answer to the first question).

How does this collection differ from your previous collections?

In our 2014 collection, we used a print for the first time (serpentine), co-designed by Jessica and one of her RISD alum friends who is now a graphic designer, which we were really excited to introduce. We also integrated in new materials for the first time - a black gloss fabric as well as black mesh for some pieces in the Mirage capsule collection. We love that these new materials add new textures and dimension to the pieces, making them more structural and interesting.

The 'Mirage' pieces are a little bit edgier than the other pieces in the collection--what sparked the idea for these pieces?

Prepping for Miami swim week, Jessica had a last minute vision to create the Mirage collection. Our entire collection was already complete, but she had an urge to design a couple more styles. Using silhouettes from the core 2014 collection, she played with new textures and color combinations to design the edgier Mirage styles. These pieces are a lot more artistic and they have become our stand-out pieces that capture people’s attention.

See Kore's collection HERE