Born in Brazil, HIPANEMA has journeyed to bring its delightful collaboration of colorful island swimwear and bracelets to the States, thanks to Zelda Enterprise, which specializes in the distribution of European fashion brands in Northern America. Vibrant and lush colors partake in a kaleidoscopic array of eye catching and intriguingly woven ribbons for any wrist or waist to feast in.
After meeting in Rio, Parisian designers Delphine Crech’riou and Jenny Collinet decided to bring back some Brazilian glamour in their suitcase and together launch HIPANEMA. Inspired by colors seen throughout their travels, the two young blondes were eager to create the “must have” swimwear and accessories for summer 2012.
The HIPANEMA collection is European-inspired, with the flair of South American sensibility and versatile luxury. Handcrafted with over 32 hours dedicated to each individual piece, the bracelet collection compliments bronzed skin and a confident look as each is unique and highlights the special artistic traits and inspirations of its creators. Made from pearls, seashells and multicolored threads, each bracelet is designed to look like an illusion of several bracelets, but actually lives as only one. Each strand features a different design to add dimension and detail, as well as a magnetized silver or gold clasp, making them easy to remove while still providing a chic Brazilian Summer look. Hit the beach with thePAMPA, a spirited beach bracelet from HIPANEMA in electrifying shades of orange and teal. Go bold and adorn your wrists this summer with the RECIFE, a carefully braided and woven bracelet wrapped by hand with a large silver bead on an array of strings with green and orange tassels. Try the AMAZONAS for another classic that will instantly lift your spirits with its bright hues of hot pink, sky blue, aqua and purple with a delicate shell reminiscent of the beaches of Brazil to complement tanned skin perfectly. Accessories can make or break an outfit. Whether you are hitting the beach or hitting the pavement,HIPANEMA bracelets are a dazzling and stylish way to stand out from the crowd and will always stay safe on your wrist.
Also known for its Hipkini Bikini, HIPANEMA features a fully lined, strapless twist bandeau with a beautifully draped front, and lively beaded pendant accenting the silky-soft ruched fabric that ties together in the back. Display some French attitude with the chicHIPANEMA signature Hipkini Bikini bottoms. Handmade by skilled artisans, the bottoms feature multiple hip-strands that are uniquely wrapped, braided or woven with beads and tassels in the same eye catching style as themulti-colored HIPANEMA bracelets. Stand out at the beach with your favorite Hipkini Bikini, available in shades of lush Coral, Purple, Blue, Yellow, Turquoise or classic Black.
HIPANEMA is a summer festival staple and not to mention–the ultimate party for your wrist and waist. The collection is available at Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales, Shopbop, Ylang 23, and 400 other bricks & mortar stores nationwide. Prices range from $58 to $118 for the bracelets and $148 for the bikinis.