Fall PFW Looks to Wear In the Water

Four Paris Fashion Week Trends Swim Their Way Upstream and into Spring

Swim // Virginia Ibarra // 03/15/12
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By Virginia Ibarra

By Virginia Ibarra

By Virginia Ibarra

By Virginia Ibarra

We get it: There is nothing like watching a week's worth of shows, falling uselessly in love with the trends then only to realize that they won't be available until fall. But it was in those woe-filled moments that we realized, why wait? Here, we translate four of our favorite fall looks into swim-ready ensembles.

Agent Beach Bomb
A.F. Vandevorst's take on the undercover agent inspired us to try it out, even if we're only spying on the surfer dudes in the bay. Who knew a light-weight trench could substitute a cover up?

1. Fitted Belt Pockets Camel Trench Coat, $70.99, romwe.com

2. Patterned Brim Floppy Hat, $12.80, forever21.com

3. Michael Kors Speed Clip metallic-trimmed swimsuit, $315, netaporter.com

4. Brendle sandal $60.00,

Sporting Stripes
With designers such as Tsumori Chisato (left), Balenciaga and Celine calling team captains (the Olympics are just around the corner), we had no choice but to follow their lead.

1. Stripe Beach Towel, prices and availability vary in selected Target stores

2. Lisa Marie Fernandez The Natalie bikini, $328.00,

3. Sunettes tartaruga sunglasses, price upon request,sunettes.com

4. Jeremy Scott Sandals, $130.00,

The Queen of Renaissance:
The era of enlightenment made its way onto Carven's fall collection and into our art-starved hearts:

1. Cheap-Monday Colleen Denim Shirt Light Blue, $45.00

2. TV Plastic Square Sunglasses, $32 topshop.com

3. Lisa Blue Divinity bandeau one piece-mermaid, $205, swimwearaustralia.net.au

4. Zara WOODEN WEDGE SHOE, $99.90, zara.com

The Thrill of Frill
Leave it to Alexander McQueen to pair a voluminous, dusty pink frock with futuristic visors that made the models look like romantic cybernetic princesses.

1. HENRIK VIBSKOV Holehead hat, $200.00,

2. Tulle underwire top, $60.00 Tulle retro hipster, $56.00,

3. Jeffrey Campbell Elizer Canvas Wedge, $139 urbanoutfitters.com

For more on PFW check out our Trend Report!

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