To say something is infused with nostalgia is, these days, hardly a rarity. We want our fashion shoots and campaigns to call up the feeling of some golden age, some time when the sun was brighter and lives were less stressful and hairstyles were somehow sexier. So what varies is more the how it’s done, and the how well.

Minimale Animale are masters at creating that nostalgic feeling with both their swimwear and their campaign imagery. It’s like the healthy glow of a 1980s/90s Sports Illustrated calendar – filled with high-cut bikini briefs and perfectly sculpted sand-covered bums – was brought into the modern day. The golden age nostalgia carries through their resort 2012 campaign, just as everything else gets reworked into a style you’d want to wear today. Mesh panelled zip-up swimsuits and double-layered bikini bottoms that hint at those above-the-hip-bone cuts without quite being them are all high on the swimwear wish list. And nothing says it better than a white mesh one-piece, sheer bar for where palm trees cover the nipples.

Minimale Animale resort 2012

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)
Minimale Animale Resort '12 campaign (NSFW)

The whole mood is heightened by Jason Lee Parry’s photography (“his images evoke undiluted sexiness mixed with a feeling of youthful freedom”, says his website bio, pretty much summing it up), which makes you want to be right there in the cool water and powdery white sand.

Modelled by IMG’s Lauren Marshall, the Minimale Animale (MINIMALE-ANIMALE.com) resort campaign is a holiday in of itself. You can be whisked away on it by clicking on the thumbnails and perusing the gallery.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.