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La Piscine Bikini
1960s bikini with Low Hipster Briefs
remake of 1960s jane birkin bikini
Unique bikini with white resin O-ring
Sophisitcated retro sixties bikini
La Piscine Bikini
1960s bikini with Low Hipster Briefs
remake of 1960s jane birkin bikini
Unique bikini with white resin O-ring
Sophisitcated retro sixties bikini
La Piscine Bikini
1960s bikini with Low Hipster Briefs
remake of 1960s jane birkin bikini
Unique bikini with white resin O-ring
Sophisitcated retro sixties bikini
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La Piscine Bikini, Lapis Blue with Low Hipster Briefs (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)

A 1969 classic bikini, given a contemporary twist. The front triangles are seamlessly anchored to the nylon O-ring, while the under bust band can be tightened for skydiving or surfing at Pipeline.
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Model: Dr. Colleen Darnell. Photo: Jennifer Schulten

Made famous by the actress Jane Birkin in the 1969 film, La Piscine, this style of bikini, with its oversized resin O-rings, is hereby revived with the following upgrades: 

Without compromising the magically seamless appearance of the triangles, with no visible anchor points around the top's O-ring, I have managed to incorporate a continuous, strong, under bust band. Every Pride swimsuit, no matter how skimpy, should be suitable for body surfing, at least.

You will also find small O-rings in the backstrap. They're there so you can simply untie the halterneck and wear the top with regular backstraps. That's right: no weight on your neck.

Individually handmade to customer order, in Newcastle East. 

Model: Dr. Colleen Darnell. Photo: Jennifer Schulten

The top features:

  • an adjustable underbust band, that can be worn loose when sunbathing, and cinched tight when high diving or swimming in surf.
  • an oversized resin O-ring.
  • wear as a halter-neck, OR, tie the straps to rings placed in the back strap and wear it as a bralette.
  • fabric lining as thick as the fabric on the outside. 

The bottoms feature:

  • A retro hipster-brief cut.
  • over-sized resin O-rings
  • fully secured lining throughout the seamless front and rear panels, for comfort and to ensure the seams remain straight. 
  • self-lining, front and back, to even anatomical contours and prohibit the ingress of sand 

Materials

  • Self fabric and lining in matching 190gsm Vita from Carvico in Milan. It is 78% Recycled Nylon and 22% Xtra Life Lycra. (See technical data from the Australian importer).
  • All threads are UV and chlorine resistant polyester. 
  • For elasticity and endurance, 0.63mm treated latex is ran through all straps and opening seams.

 Credits

  • The cut of the bottoms was determined in collaboration with Dr. Colleen Darnell 
  • Each piece individually cut and sewn in Byron Bay Australia. 
  • Design and prototyping by Steven Fleming
  • Photos of the blonde model, Tanayah, by Steven Fleming.

Model: Dr. Colleen Darnell. Photo: Jennifer Schulten