Our favorite playful designer, Betsey Johnson, debuted her Spring 2012 Ready to Wear collection Monday at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. The show presented in her usual rock-n-roll party vibe was nothing short of entertaining. The designer who grew up dancing and found a passion for costumes filled her collection with lace, leather ties, sheer garments, classic prints, and the powerful pin-up style. Johnson’s 69th runway show exhibited the powerful female with luxurious style.
So what exactly did Betsey Johnson Swimwear bring to the tents this year? An abundance of lingerie-inspired looks with sheer fabrics and corset lacing strutted down the runway. Johnson’s signature tulle-girded tutu dresses were still there but made enough room for some structured bubble skirts and floor lengths gowns. A runway full of sexy pin-up glamour proved to be easy for this collection with leather ties, corset bodices, and lace accents.
Some high glamour pieces perfect for a pin-up look included high-waisted shorts, a tuxedo inspired dress, an overall romper, underwire corsets, and piping and boning detail. With Johnson’s classicly feminine but rocker-girl attitude the collection boasted floral, ruffles, and bows coupled with chains and studs! Johnson even included a sexy black underwire swimsuit covered in a skull print and paired it with lace-up heels, a brazier, and a bold lip – all in Hot Pink!
A burst of fuchsia florals and accents popped up on shoes, braziers, hats, a dress and even a jacket lining. You know if Betsey has picked it, the color is going to be hot! Johnson ended the show seamlessly with metallic fringed dresses with bold colors of aqua, fuchsia, orange and topped it all off with a metallic fringed, sea-foam accented high-waisted short and push-up brazier.
Betsey’s swimwear line is never far from her gorgeous runway collections and her 2012 Swimwear collection is to die for! Johnson’s classy Primrose story line pulls vintage glamour together with flirty feminine details. Primrose features a floral print of black and white with bold blue and violet hues. Flirty ruffles and bows make these swimsuits irresistibly fun – Va Va Voom!
For a sexy pin-up look opt for the Primrose Underwire Bikini with skirted bottom. The underwire top features piping detail, adjustable straps and flirty ruffle detail along the top of bust with a classy black bow at center bust. Looking for a one piece with pin-up potential? Opt for the Primrose One Piece, again with the striking floral pattern. This one piece swimsuit features a ruffle skirt detail at the bottom, black ruffle detail at the bust-line and the classy black bow at center bust.
But if you’re searching for the ultimate vintage and feminine style, look no further! Betsey’s Romance Monokini has a truly romantic floral print inspired by her 2012 Ready to Wear runway collection. This monokini swimsuit features side cut-outs and a scoop neckline. The straps feature flower embellishments, adding a pop to the fabulous print. But above all, this monokini’s back makes it stunning! The unique fabric panels connect each straps with floral embellishments to show off your sexy back.
Are you inspired by Betsey’s 2012 runway looks? Shop all Betsey Johnson Swim styles and be sure to channel your inner pin-up style!