During the second day (Friday, May 16) of the three-day Los Angeles Facet Fashion Week extravaganza, Tantrik Swimwear showcased its 2014 collection at the often celebrity-studded W Hotel rooftop pool in Hollywood.
Doors opened at 7:00 p.m., an hour before the show was scheduled to start. While waiting, guests mingled with others and nabbed a few drinks at the W Hotel nightclub’s bar next door. As they indulged in the stunning night view of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the 12th floor, they nibbled on delicate refreshments such as mini fruit tarts and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Around 9:00 p.m., the glass door between the nightclub and the pool opened, allowing guests to sit alongside the pool to catch the best view of the latest swimwear fashion.
Seconds later, the two sides of the pool were filled with guests in all-white attire, which was the dress code of the night, making the already elegant atmosphere at the W appear to be even more pleasingly graceful, chic and tasteful.
The show didn’t start until a little past 10 p.m. (which was two hours later than the scheduled time), but that did not seem to bother the guests, as most were happily sipping champagne while catching up with old friends and making some new ones, with the latest rap music blasting in the background.
But of course, even though the activity going on at the poolside was fun, most guests did not come for that. So, when the long awaited fashion show finally began, the crowd cheered and clapped extra loud.
The first model to open the Tantrik fashion show was waving and posing with a large Jamaican flag behind her. Her swimsuit incorporated some of the colors of the Jamaican flag, honoring and representing the designer’s (Cady Ann Brown) native country. In fact, that's the essence of Tantrik; it's a clothing line that's "reminiscent of [Bob] Marley tunes reflecting on the shining sun and sweet weather."
The rest of the collection featured high-voltage designs, bursting with bright colors that exuded the warmth and rich vibrancy of the designer’s motherland.
Three words would sum up the 2014 collection perfectly: diverse, exotic and avant garde.