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Maillot Madness

This season, we’re mad about maillots! Maillot (pronounced: mä-y?') is the French word for “shirt” and since the 1920’s, has been used to describe one piece swimsuits and leotards used for dance or gymnastics. Today, “maillot de bain” is the French term generally used for swimsuits. Fast forward almost a …

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Mood Board: Para

Collection: Cruise 2014 Print name: Para Inspiration: The artisanal process of indigenous basket weaving     Designer notes: “Indigenous basket weaving is an art. It's so special to have something handmade and organic looking. We're hoping this same feeling exudes from our own Para digital print.”     Mood: Appreciation, …

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Mood Board: Jaguar

  Collection: Cruise 2014 Print name: Jaguar Inspiration: A regal creature both intimidating and beautiful.   Designer notes: “We've reinvented the classic animal print as a reversed black & white print. It's eye catching, mysterious and oh-so-sophisticated.”   Mood: Powerful, Exotic, Bold   Reminds us of: The mythical Amazon woman–come …

 

Runway Inspiration: Inga

  For the highly anticipated Cruise 2014 Collection of resort ready-to-wear, designer Paula Hermanny drew her inspiration from Amazonia or, the Amazon.  Teeming with biodiversity and verve, the rainforests of Brazil come to life in the colors and prints of the new ViX collection.     Alluring mystery… Deep into …

 

Summer 2013 Behind the Collection: Dominica

Both trendy and classic, snake and python prints have slithered their way back as this season’s sultry must-haves for summer.  Whether in bright colors or neutral tones, such as silver-grey or muted copper, snakeskin never fails to add a touch of the exotic to any closet.   A signature print of …

 

Summer 2013 Behind the Collection: Curacao

  Often touted as the island that feels “undiscovered,” Curacao is one of the lesser-known paradises dotting the Caribbean.  And like its place of inspiration, the Curacao print of the ViX Summer 2013 Collection delivers just as unique of an impression.  The geometric pattern of white and blue, accents of …

 

Sofia.

    There’s a girl on the road, coasting down the highway Music is on her mind and adventure is in her heart   When she sees the sign, all wooden and weathered She stops and peers down—there’s stairs and more stairs     A bridge, sandy lanes, and cottages …

 

Color Cue: Opposites Attract

    Let’s take orange and blue.  They are a pair of complementary colors and when placed next to each other, the resulting contrast is eye-catching, memorable and unexpected. Artists like Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) have used this color play to dramatize their paintings, as illustrated in the iconic example, …