Yodit Ecklund grew up building sandcastles on beaches across Africa and has taken her water-baby status into adulthood with Bantu, her line of swimsuits. The Cali-based designer recently relaunched her website, and the new collection is shot Sahara-style, amongst sand dunes and camels. Ecklund has a soft spot for '70s Ghanian prints—there's a great new one-piece with plunging neckline that's covered in a green, blue and pink print—and sources all her patterns there before producing the label in Kenya.
New Swimwear from Bantu
March 10, 2010