Planet Fashion, events team was excited to produce the Kimimi Resort Wear Fashion Show by Elizabeth Arthur at New York Fashion Week. The show took place at the new fashion photography and event space, Baza Studio in Manhattan on the evening of September 6th. After coming off of producing Miami Swim Week it’s fitting for Planet Fashion to bring Swim Week to New York. The fashion show was also be a celebration of women’s empowerment.
It was a gorgeous evening in a lovely white space venue, with complimentary wine by Whispering Angel, all together making the perfect setting for a resort wear showcase. Antuan Byers a ballet dancer from the Metropolitan Opera opened the Kimimi fashion show with an amazing performance to Embody by Mr. Deep Sense.
Elizabeth Arthur is a New York-area entrepreneur, fashion designer and creator of the brand Kimimi. Arthur has always been inspired by butterflies. Arthur chose ‘kimimi’, the Sioux word for ‘butterfly’, as the name of her brand, not only to pay homage to her personal mascot, but also to remind her clients to embrace their own individual beauty. The hair and makeup stying inspiration for the fashion show was conceptualized by Planet Fashion producer Celia Evans. The theme was femme fatal with smokey eye, nude lip and super chic top knot.
The styling perfectly enhanced the Kimimi collection. Kimimi’s new collection of dresses, one-piece bathing suits, bikinis and monokinis is comprised of colorful fabrics, silhouettes and embellishments inspired by the graceful movements and breathtaking wing patterns of butterflies. The line is sustainable and ethical. Arthur makes small batch collections and works with hand craftsmen. The brand does social outreach, by supporting women’s causes. Arthur also gives back to the island communities of her heritage.
As a child playing on the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago, she admired the beauty and individuality of the patterns on their wings when they would flutter. As an adult, she has identified with their process of metamorphosis.
Kimimi Swimwear is available online and has global distribution. The brand has been praised for their diversity, inclusiveness and elegance.
An advocate of individuality and women’s empowerment, Arthur designs Kimimi swimsuits with the goal of enhancing the natural beauty of every woman.