Canadian based resort label Filthy Haanz unveiled their Bollywood Graffiti collection tonight at SWIMMIAMI in the 1 Hotel. Notable for a sophisticated yet raw design philosophy, the brand continues to traverse boundaries.
The brand’s creative director Wilber Tellez was inspired by his travels to Far East and drew inspiration from the vibrant city of Mumbai, India. “The raw sights, sounds, and textures off the streets led me to believe this city, its people and culture, were the epitome of our brand lifestyle–the sophistication and glamour of Bollywood with the untamed yet beautiful undertone of the everyday people.”
Elegant Bollywood-inspired suits in white and vibrant citrus hues graced the runway for Filthy Haanz. Models wore fresh orchids in their beach waved hair that accented their perfectly tanned bodies. Music exported guests to a world far away and matched the theme to perfection.
The 2016 SWIM collection will feature 23 pieces for men and women in three deliveries: Graffiti, Gold, and Vibrant. Graffiti plays on the raw artwork found across Mumbai’s streets with original prints for a “street-style” swim statement. Gold captures a more sophisticated and lux look with pure whites and delicate gold embroidery, perfect for luxurious swim destinations. Vibrant plays with the boldest and brightest colors of the season for a colorful statement just about anywhere. The women’s category includes monokinis, bikinis, maillots, and wraps, while the men’s category includes speedos and trunks complimented with an assortment of essential tops and tanks perfect for poolside.
For the past two years Filthy Haanz has delivered a lifestyle of “untamed-sophistication,” driven by a changing consumer landscape. “We’re tapping into a new and exciting market,” says designer Wilber Tellez, “that is driven by young professionals…Filthy Haanz designs for the work-hard- play-hard consumer.”