Ipek Irgit’s crochet knit bikini was well on its way to becoming one popular swimsuit, selling out instantly in small boutique’s, when Dree Hemingway instagrammed a pic of herself in one of the brightly colored pieces, and in the blink of an eye it was the “it” bikini with stores all over the world placing orders.
Ipek, a Turkish designer, launched her first collection—which she describes as “playful, not slutty”—in 2012 after only being able to find bikinis she liked in Brazil. She now counts among her thousands and thousands of fans Anna Dello Russo, Cara Delevingne, Bar Refaeli, Leandra Medine, and Garance Dore (and me).
I love the idea of mixing and matching the different colored Kiini sets (tops and bottoms are sold separately) – I’m pondering mixing a white top and navy bottom. They would also be adorable worn under a white see through top as a pop of color, and paired with cutoffs shorts. The perfect lazy day summer outfit.