The HW Kass Fashion Trend Report: Fashion + Swimwear (Updated)

July 13, 2022

By Kass

Right on time for this season’s swimwear fashions are full throttle and swimwear designers are serving fashion, flair, and sexy!

The SU’22 swimwear trends combine vintage styling and modern design with influences from the ’20s, 60s, ’70s, and ’90s.

Trends include sexy bikinis, comfort, style infusion (swimwear + RTW), sexy cuts, belted designs, glitz and glamour, and chic fashion.

Black Swimwear Designer Spotlight

The SP/SU’22 swimwear season featured an increased number of black designers bringing a breath of fresh design and color to the swimwear and accessories design.

The beauty in black swim design can be captured in the versatility, fit, edginess, and interchangeable fashion play.

Such versatility eloquently accommodates the varied curvy body type(s).

Focal trends include swimwear + RTW, sexy cutouts, and glitz & glamour with a lingerie twist.

Designers Andrea Iyamah, Bfyne (Buki Ade), LaQuan Smith, Matte Collection (Justina McKee), and Riot Swim (Monti Landers) offer transposable swim collections, easily convertible to casual and/or resort wear.

Check out our featured designers who give us life with their alluring and empowering swimwear and accessory designs:

Designer Spotlight

Riot Swim – Monti Landers

Riot Swim, SU’22

Founded in Los Angeles in 2016, Riot Swim serves as the design creation of model Monti Landers, the brand offers an exclusive collection of bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, and accessories.

Riot Swim is more than a swimwear brand, it’s a declaration of self-confidence and comfort in rocking fashionable swimwear.

Owning the belief that “coverage and confidence don’t have to be mutually exclusive”, Riot Swim seeks to be an extension of one’s a natural body, providing fashion + comfort!

LaQuan Smith – LaQuan Smith

LaQuan Smith, SU’22

Debuting in 2013, the LaQuan Smith brand makes a distinctive statement in fashion.

A fresh take on womenswear, the brand offers designs that embody distinct styling and quality construction.

LaQuan Smith is hailed by celebrities and consumers alike. The evolving brand continues to take womenswear fashion to the next level.

Matte Collection – Justina McKee

Lori Harvey, Matte Collection, SU’22

Found by Justina McKee in 2017, the Atlanta-based brand is a fashion and swimwear collection boasting the philosophy: “every woman deserves to look and feel their best without having to overspend”. 

A popular brand among celebrities and social media followers, the Matte collection brings a feminine vibe with sexy confidence.

Check out my favorite designer picks for SU’ 22:

Swimwear + RTW

Jordyn Woods, Matte Collection, SU’22

Belted Swim

Bfyne, SU’ 22

Remember – no matter how you rock your swimwear, remember fashion is what YOU make it! -Kass xoxo

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Kass is an educator, life, and style writer of the Kass Fashion Report with Harlem World Magazine. She spends the majority of her time bouncing between San Francisco, CA., and Harlem, New York pushing her brand and experiencing the differences.

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