Tori Praver Hits Miami
Last week was the veritable “Fashion Week of Bathing Suits” in Miami presented by Mercedez Benz (the same sponsors that put on prestigious New York Fashion Week). The best in swimwear flock down to the beach for a long weekend of fashion shows, presentations, and parties on the sand.
Maui beach babe and designer Tori Praver presented her latest collection, Swimwear Resort 2013. I caught up with her at The Webster Hotel, namely because I was DJ’ing (lucky me). Secretly, I accepted the gig to take a peek at her new goods. This year, Tori’s mantra is [MORE] all about letting go and being carried by the wind. I’ll let her explain it better.
Jauretsi: Hope you enjoyed Swim Week in Miami? You have presented previous years, how did this year feel different than the others?
Tori Praver: Every year is better because I feel that my collection is stronger each year. It’s also nice to feel more established in the industry. Each year I meet so many people, it’s really nice to see so many familiar faces when I’m in Miami for swim week. It’s always a little like a family reunion.
Q: For this new collection, what would you say is the main narrative of inspiration you had in mind when creating it?
The title of my new collection is “Ventis Scopis” which is latin for wind swept. For me, this sums up the way I feel about my life. Being wind swept and going wherever the wind takes me. With this feeling I was inspired by muted tones and prints that represent the words themselves. Whether it’s a palm tree, a wing, a feather, or just the feeling of the wind when you’re laying on the beach… these things all go back to “Ventis Scopis” is my eyes.
Q: In terms of beach essentials, what are the top 5 things in your beach bag when you hit the sand?
Sunscreen, Water, Sunglasses, Hat, and a good magazine or book
Q: If there was music assigned to play as a soundtrack to your new collection, what would it be?
I’m loving Little Dragon at the moment and feel like her most recent album Ritual Reunion really respresents my feelings and inspiration associated with my new collection. It’s a super mellow vibe that makes me feel calm and relaxed.
(Photo: Alexander Tamargo for Getty. Previous resort collection can be viewed here. Expect the new stuff in stores soon)