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2020 Swimwear Trends

2020 Swimwear Trends

Harnessing the energy of Red and the happiness of Yellow… Orange emotes courage, vitality and enthusiasm.   No matter the hue, expect to see it straight from the runway to resorts, beaches and pools near you this summer!

DELYX LTD Haven 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

Ushered in the late swim season of 2019, this season’s swim styles are continuing to “hit them with the shoulders”!   The one shoulder neckline is strong and showing up in various ways.  Whether it’s solid, has a cut out, multiple straps or fluffed with ruffles the look remains HOT!

 

Did someone call the 80’s? For those of us that were there…whew what a time!  Well, those super high cut leg openings are sayng hello.  The best thing about this edgy trend, is that it looks great on everyone, designed to elongate those legs.

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends
Savannah Snakeskin

 

Leopards, Tigers and Snakes, oh my!  Animal prints are all the rage…  Take a walk on the wild side with this trend.

 

Just like that staple Little Black Dress, this beauty is sure to be an essential “must have” piece.   You can choose an itty-bitty or more modest design and still be in style and on point!

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

Elegance is front and center with this season’s High Neck trend.  Classy and timeless, the choices should be plentiful.

 

Bikinis and Maillots are both sporting this cute and flirty look.  A look that’s both ‘knotty” and nice.  It will be seen everywhere.

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

No longer just for surfer girls or the very modest.  Long sleeves are making a big splash on the scene this summer.  Since when has a look been more simultaneously functional, providing UV protection, and fashionably sophisticated?

 

What goes around, comes around… and the Underwire style is back again.  Catch it now in both bikinis and one piece suits!  Use of underwire appeared in the 50’s, and the modern remake incorporates trendy silhouettes and fabric patterns.

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

The perfect design strategy for the long torso, the high waist bikini bottom continues to be on trend in 2020.  Captivating yet comfortable, this style is most complimentary to all figures.

Zermatt…a year-round winter sports playground!

Zermatt…a year-round winter sports playground!

Looking for year round skiing? If so, then there’s no better place to take advantage of the conditions than Zermatt!  Though it’s snowy and barely above freezing, this small, picturesque mountain village is packed full of warm surprises!  Located in southern Switzerland’s Valais Canyon, Zermatt is overlooked by the world famous Matterhorn. 

Getting there

Reachable only by train or taxi, travel to Zermatt is relatively easy.  Most visitors fly into Zurich or Geneva and take the railway to Visp where they transfer trains to Tasch, and then on to Zermatt.  Along the journey from your gateway city, you can expect an occasional glimpse of the famed Matterhorn, but once you arrive (and hopefully on a crystal clear day) gaze upward to the mesmerizing peak of the Matterhorn and all it’s glory!  1 transfer, easy enough, right?  Well, if the train or taxi is not your cup of tea, consider a limousine or helicopter to make your grand entrance!

Zermatt is home to 5,800 residents, however, only ONE is allowed to own a personal car…the village physician!  To prevent air pollution, which could obscure the town’s prized view, Zermatt is a combustion-engine, car-free zone.  You will see use of modern day electric buses and taxis, but the only other form of non-human powered transportation is of the 4 legged variety.  For example, these horse drawn carriages belong to two of the villages finest hotels and are used to transport guests to/from the train station.

December to March is considered ski season, although just north of Zermatt at the Theodul Glacier (3,883m elevation), skiing, snowboarding or freestyling can be done an astonishing 365 days a year!  However, in general, the best time to venture out is during the early mornings, before the sun is strong. With an average high temp of 40 degrees, you may also find yourself rubbing shoulders with any number of celebrities or Olympic skiers and hopefuls training for the upcoming season.  Boasting 25km (11mi) of trails and 8 chair lifts (operable times  – depending on the area) year round, this is truly a skier’s playground and home to Europe’s highest freestyle park, Zermatt Snow Park at Plateau Rosa/Glacier Park.

 

Where to Stay

Can you say options?  Since Zermatt is considered to be a luxury resort village, it is expected that much of the lodging options will be 4 and 5 star.  Whether you are considering a hotel, chalet, apartment or Airbnb, you will have no shortage of options.  Two of our favorites are Unique Hotel Post and Mont Cervin Hotel as both are centrally located on the Main Street (Bahnhofstrasse), yet offer totally different vibes. 

Unique Hotel Post – 4 star

The Unique Hotel Post  is very centrally located in the heart of Zermatt, only a few minutes’ walk from the train station, lifts and bus stops on Zermatt’s “Hauptstrasse”, Bahnhofstrasse.  In order to make arrival and departure as comfortable as possible, the hotel offers free transfer service via their doorman and their electric vehicle from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. This hotel is often the most popular choice because in addition to its three restaurants, it also houses a pub and four “discos”! In short, anyone looking for something extraordinary in Zermatt is guaranteed to find it here! The small, fine spa of the Unique Hotel Post pampers not only the body, but also the soul with an in-house sauna, steam bath, large jacuzzi, and sensory showers! (Reservations can be booked directly on their website)

Mount Cervin Hotel Zermatt – 5 star

All the comforts of a private residence, all the variety of a resort. Comfortable chalet or elegant Alpine style, all with fantastic views of the Matterhorn or the snow-capped four-thousanders. Renovations of all rooms at the Mont Cervin Palace from the 1st to the 4th floor. (The floors above were renovated in 2004 and 2010). When the hotel opened 168 years ago, everything was new and contemporary. The execution of the six-month renovation in 2012 was completed with that in mind.  This hotels also boasts a luxury spa, along with several different restaurants and bars. So many options that on Wednesdays, groups ranging from 6-15 can enjoy the “Dine Around” experience where you can gain insight into a selection of all of the restaurants the hotel has to offer. Visit Mount Cervin for more details!

Where to eat

From simple local food stands to Michelin rated restaurants, the village does not disappoint.  Choices range from classic Swiss fondue, to French, Italian, Japanese and even Indian cuisine to name a few.  Most hotels include a daily, complimentary buffet breakfast and some offer after ski snacks and teatime, which leaves only lunch and dinners at your expense.  Here are a few options to consider:

Fine dining: Chez Vrony – Swiss, International

A must-see, ski-in/ski-out jewel!  Located in Findeln, you will enjoy the most dreamy, majestic views of the Matterhorn!  Besides the great views, you will be treated to fresh, organic, locally sourced produce and Alpine grass (ONLY) fed livestock products.  This award winning restaurant has been family owned for over 100 years, with spectacular service that has been fine tuned from day one.  Reaching this location if you’re not skiing will take determination (via the train and a bit of a walk), but is well worth it!

Reservations are required for indoor seating, otherwise, grabbing a sheepskin lined seat or lounge with available blankets, on one of the three outdoor patios, can assure you front row Matterhorn views while you dine.  Be sure to check the seasonal hours of operation, for example this Winter season it’s open Nov 30, 2019 – April 19, 2020 from 9:30am – 4pm.  You can’t go wrong with the Ravioli or the Vrony hamburger, both classics and favorites!  Visit Chez Vrony for more information!

Cervo Puro – The newly renovated Cervo Puro with it’s bright and friendly interior and large sun terrace has earned a Michelin plate award, as well as 14 Gault-Millau points.  Conveniently located in Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort, a quick 10 minute walk from the center of Zermatt, the cuisine is alpine rich with hints of Northern Italy.  There is heavy emphasis on fresh regional produce.  They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  With the contemporary spin on original Swiss, the fondue and raclette are popular.  Just as popular are the $14CHF Cervo fries (with truffle and parmesan) and Matterhorn views, both favorites among the mountain lunch guests!  Though the dinner menu is not as extensive as other Zermatt restaurants, you can order a la carte or from a prefix 3 or 4 course menu including fresh caught choice, spare ribs, filet or pasta dishes and large wine list.  Located at the end of the ski piste/run, it is a great place at the lounge for Apres ski on the large terrace with live bands.

Bistros/Lite Bites: 

Fuchs – A family owned bakery since 1965 with 3 locations, preparing bakery products by hand, from scratch.  Using high quality, natural ingredients, their freshly prepared dishes, includes salads and various quiches, fine cakes and tarts, chocolates and fresh coffee from roasters in the Upper Valois.  With hours from 7am – 6:30pm, they accommodate all day dining.  Pop in for a quick early breakfast or grab sandwiches to go for lunch later in a park or on a mountain hike. 

NOTE*** Marie’s Deli Zermatt  and Petite Royal Cafe are great options as well!

Casual – Grampis – Located on Main St (Bahnhofstrasse 70) on the 2nd floor of Gee’s bar and pub, this restaurant provides authentic Italian cuisine and is in the heart of Zermatt.  A fun, relaxing and casual atmosphere, this place has some of the best wood-fired pizza in Zermatt.  Unlike some of the other Italian restaurants nearby, no reservation is required.  This friendly wait staff not only serves up great pizza, but anti-pasta, pasta, meat/fish, deserts and a side of character until 1am.  The highly recommended, black dough carbonella pizza is an unexpected twist on traditional pizza.  

After an enjoyable day of skiing the slopes, head to any number of the happening Aprés Ski options. Whether you choose to stay on the mountain to unwind or traverse back to the village, this sleepy resort comes alive with bars/clubs open until 3:30-4am! On mountain, consider The Champagne Room, Hennu Stall or Olympia, depending on which area of the mountain you happen to be on. Remember to leave early enough for a safe descent into the village. In the village, your options are more numerous. From traditional Swiss, to pop/rock, to jazz, there’s someplace to whet anyone’s musical appetite. Some of the must-visit places are:

  • Snowboat and Zermatt Yacht Club, where the elite are known to convene.
  • Harry’s, a local favorite for years.
  • Cervo Bar Lounge, a convenient ski-in locale from the Sunegga slopes.
  • Any of the 5 bars at Hotel Post:  Brown Cow Pub, Papa Caesar Lounge, Pink Live Music Bar, Broken Bar Club and Loft Club Lounge.
  • Papperla Pub with live music from 4pm until closing. 
  • Davidoff Lounge @ Mont Cervin Palace

Zermatt is world renown for its mountain and aprés ski parties. We are positive you will find some form of celebratory gathering at almost any establishment you happen upon. However, before you party the day and night away, be sure to refuel and partake of the many global cuisines represented in this resort town.

Things to do

If skiing or snowboarding is not your druthers, there is a plethora of non-ski activities and day trips at your disposal.  To start, you can still take the Gornergrat train up to the peak for sightseeing of the Matterhorn, beautiful Gorner Glacier and visit Kulm hotel which features a restaurant, observatory and shops.    Other non-ski mountain activities include, sledging, snowshoeing, hiking and ice-climbing.  Looking for things to do in the village?  Visit the Zermatt Museum, take a city tour, go ice skating or curling, relax at one of the many spas or visit the various shops.  You can easily keep yourself busy for a week without ever strapping on to ski or snowboard.

Yes, Zermatt is quite a distance from us here in the U.S….but if you’re into any type of outdoor sports, love great food and are looking for an incredibly picturesque backdrop, it’s a trip well worth taking!

TIPS

  •  Zermatt is car free, but still easy to reach via the Glacier Express.
  •  The highest peaks of the Swiss Alps can be found in and around the town of Zermatt
  •  Because of it’s unique location, it has been known to either rain for days on end, or not at all. You should definitely be prepared for both!
  •  November and December are the coldest months, while July and August tend to be the warmest.
  •  Zermatt has 2 peak seasons…Winter (November through March, with December and January being the busiest ski season), and Summer (July and August for hiking). If you are looking for smaller crowds for skiing, your best bet is to visit during the Spring ski season (between March and April). For less crowded hiking trails, visit during the Fall months of September and October.
DELYX Takes On New York Fashion Week

DELYX Takes On New York Fashion Week

DELYX had the pleasure of participating in New York Fashion Week via the Journey Fashion Festival, spearheaded by the incomparable Malena Belafonte. Malena is known for her ability to think outside of the box and create not just your typical runway shows, but extravagant, memorable productions. This year was no different as this runway show took place at Duane Park in New York City, a popular burlesque club, again, defying the NYFW norms and providing the audience with a complete experience!

 

In addition to providing the audience with an extraordinary experience, The Journey Fashion Festival is also known for supporting and highlighting great causes. Per Malena, “I think it is our duty to use our platform and power during this time to highlight causes and needs in the world. This season we wanted to focus on the Opioid epidemic – people need to realize it is not just out there somewhere, and therefore we wanted to pull it into our team and onto the runway, and not just speak about it from a soap box. With all eyes on us during NYFW, one of our models, Vilma Biliene, went through a horrible addiction and we incorporated that into the show with the very thing that saved her: Steampunk King Chuck Coleman created a visual that would remind her very day of her value, beauty and the fact that she was worthy. That visual has since become a collection of leggings meant to empower, not just addicts, but anyone who needs self-empowerment- and isn’t that all of us at one point or the other?”

 

 

 While the show included pieces from over 20 brands, there were only 5 that took to the stage YEROC, Avery Rose, L’ Antonio Resort, Henry Picado, and DELYX. The show provided an opportunity to not only show off our 2020 swimwear designs (accessorized with sunglasses by celebrity designer Corey Woods and YEROC), but our new cashmere beanies for both men and women (including the debut of our newest Swarovski adorned cashmere beanies) as well. The men’s beanies were accompanied by hand painted jackets created by Alvaro, an amazing New York celebrity artist.

 

Hair and makeup was created by Marcello Costa and Team MC. Additional designers, performers, and sponsors included: Sean Sellers, Pearls Daily, John Ashford, Yasha Jewelry, The Alex Salem Team, Douglas Elliman, Mercedes Club,  Sennheiser, Yerise, Fashion Institute of Technology, Design Entrepreneur Collaborative, DewbeeJammin and more!

 

The Journey Fashion Festival is an experience like none other and we elated that we had the opportunity to be a part of such an awesome show!

How To Care For Your Swimwear

How To Care For Your Swimwear

Summer has officially faded, but you don’t want your swimsuits to suffer the same fate! While it may be “Forever Summer” in certain parts of the world, the long lazy days we enjoy so much have come to an end for most of the U.S.  Let’s learn to care for those one-shoulder, multi-wear, reversible, strapless, bandeau, one piece, tankini, or bikini swimsuits you’ve been rocking!

Many of us take for granted that machine wash and dry is perfectly acceptable, and never bother to research other ways to care for our garments. Although most suits will have machine washable on the care label, other methods are strongly suggested to help prevent fading and to prolong she retention. Even if the label says machine washing will do, you should avoid throwing your swimsuit into the washer; even the gentle cycle can damage the fabric, and laundry detergents can fade the color! Pool chemicals, high temperatures, body oils, sweat, sand and sunscreen can all wreak havoc on swimwear, but have no fear! We’re here to give you advice from the experts on how to extend the life of your favorite suits!

The gentlest method of care is hand washing. The detergent company, the Laundress suggests gently washing your swimwear by hand. After pre-treating stains, they recommend agitating the suit by hand and leaving it to soak for 30 minutes in a bath of warm water with a capful of their Sport Detergent. Rinse under running water and squeeze (DO NOT WRING OR TWIST) excess water, then lay flat to dry.

Whatever method you choose, one factor is agreed upon by all experts…NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use the dryer! Dryers cause fabric damage and loss of elasticity over time. This is a sure fire way to reduce the longevity of your swimsuits, especially those made with fiber contents containing spandex or Lycra (as most are).

If you are looking for a natural way to clean your swimwear, consider using white vinegar, as recommended by Organic Authority. White vinegar acts as an antimicrobial, as well as an antiviral. It also helps to remove stains and odors,  keeping swimsuit colors bright and fade-free. The technique, using 1/4 cup of white vinegar in a sink full of water, is the same as that suggested by the Laundress, however, Organic Authority specifically recommends using a cold water soak.

If you happen to have yellowing of your once bright and crisp, beautifully white swimsuit, Racked suggests soaking it for 1-2 hours in a mixture of a 1/2 cup baking soda and a gallon of cold water. The same rinsing and excess water removal process as the others is advised.

If you choose to ignore all the hand wash recommendations, The Spruce suggests, at the very least using a protective bag, meant for delicate garments and an ultra-mild or spandex specific detergent in the wash cycle.

One last quick and easy tip to help extend the life of your swimwear…If washing immediately after use is not practical, wear your suit into the shower for a quick rinse until you are able to hand wash!

The bottom line is that swimwear care doesn’t have to be time consuming or complicated. With these few simple steps, your favorite piece will stay beautiful, well-fitted and ready for your next tan, swim, or day of relaxation by the pool!

DC Swim Week 2019 – Washington, DC

DC Swim Week 2019 – Washington, DC

DELYX had the privilege of being featured in DC Swim Week 2019! This whirlwind of a weekend brought together the most elite swimwear designers from across the world to our nation’s capital for three days full of fashion.

We gathered in the heart of DC at the Embassy of Italy, a beautiful venue that provided a picturesque background to the luxurious collections parading on stage.

There were two nights of runway shows, the first night (The Resort Collection Show) included swim, activewear, lingerie, and accessories, while the second night (Genesis Swimwear Show) was exclusively dedicated to luxury boutique swim lines.

DELYX took the runway on night two, alongside household names like Red Carter, Banana Moon and Jessica Simpson. Between both shows, there were over 500 in attendance.

We had the opportunity to showcase some of the designs from our NEW collection, which will be released in 2020. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming:

A local celebrity hosted the show – Dr. Renee Allen is a well-known TV and radio personality throughout the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. There were also a few of DC’s hottest restaurants on hand showcasing their best dishes, along with several media outlets, bloggers, and other well known attendees like Charisse Jackson Jordan of the Real Housewives of Potomac.

While in DC, we were also selected to be a part of Fox 5’s Good Day DC segment on the event. Out of the 30 designers that participated in DC Swim Week, DELYX was selected to be one of the only five featured lines on the show! It was there that we debuted our Owen Peplum suit, which will be a part of our upcoming 2020 collection!

DELYX Fox 5's Good Day DC - Washington, DC

We concluded the week with a pop up shop, where 37 vendors and designers gathered for an entire day to collaborate, network and introduce their designs to the public.

We would like to extend a big thank you to DC Swim Week’s many sponsors: VIGA Italia, Balmain Paris, Inglot, Peroni Italy and the MAKE Offices. We would also like to thank our stunning models and stylists Nikki Fiveash and Azel Vasquez. Finally, a huge thank you to DC Swim Week’s founder, Moh Ducis. Without your vision and careful planning, none of this would have been possible!

We had a fabulous time at DC Swim Week 2019 and cannot wait to go back! Keep your eye on our website, DELYXltd.com for updates on our new collection! And to really ‘Stay in the Know’ don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter!