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Dolce Mare Swimwear by Olivia Trapp Combines Function with Elegant Style
Olivia Trapp will present her latest swimwear creations in New York City. Part of a collective fashion show entitled "Fabulous Contemporary Collective", produced by USA International Fashion Shows, the runway presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at West Side Loft, 336 West 37th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Raised in New York City by European parents, Olivia Trapp has enjoyed extensive travels that have taken her to watering holes where exquisite swim suits are admired above all for their shapely cuts. Her first collection was inspired by her love for the Turks and Caicos, where she and her mother established an arts foundation several years ago. Their mission was to encourage islanders to use their talents to create beautiful objects and achieve self sufficiency through their craft. The resulting hand-painted silk pareos were part of the Dolce Mare line.
Following graduation from Tulane University with a BA in psychology, Olivia headed for Milan to study at Italy’s renowned international fashion design school, Istituto Marangoni. From pattern making to drawing and computer assisted design, the intensive program refined Olivia’s creative talent and provided the technical underpinnings she would need to realize a long standing dream of launching her own swimwear collection.
According to Olivia Trapp, "This collection is about bold colors making you stand in a crowd. To look and feel like a goddess while having fun with that little bit of rock star that we all have inside of us." Every collection of Dolce Mare swimwear reflects the audacious colors of Caribbean Island culture and the seductive elegance of refined Mediterranean coastal resorts that Olivia knows well. The swimsuits are characterized by provocative yet demure cut-outs and ornamental rings and bows. They fit the individual and active styles of the jet setting women who will wear them swimming or lounging at the world’s great beaches. With Dolce Mare’s polished elegance, the quick addition of a pareo and a fabulous piece of jewelry makes these swimsuits perfect for an effortless transition from an afternoon of cabana lounging to an evening on the town.
Every Dolce Mare collection is cut in a rich, soft and supple fabric of 80% nylon and 20% spandex in six bold colors. Each piece is named for a legendary beach resort. The swimsuit’s suggested retail prices range from $185 to $210.
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