Pulling off a complete 180 from the wedding shoot she did for Vogue Brides, Bambi Northwood-Blyth has layered on the neon and jumped in front of the camera for Shakuhachi’s Summer 2013 campaign.
It’s still dreamy, but less like a fairytale fantasy than a psychedelic trance that jerks you back into consciousness when you least expect it. Titled ‘The Life Aquatic’, Shakuhachi’s freshest outing hits us right in the same soft spot we harbor for Emma Mulholland’s trippy collections and Josh Goot’s neoprene. There’s a crop top printed with what’s either blown-up snakeskin or abstracted fish scales, and sports-luxe bikini tops that scream “water optional.” Perfect for girls who split their time between city stomping and deep sea diving – or at least dip their toes into each.
The constantly clashing nature of deep sea life is here played out in harsh pinks and blues that literally slice into each other, and textured fabrics heavy on metallic and neon. All these sartorial ocean references are making us well sick of this winter business.
'The Life Aquatic' drops in stores and online this month. You can pre-order pieces online now.
Images: Shakuhachi’s blog.