Karen Neilsen: swimming for prints

While most designers send the itty and bitty down their swimwear catwalks, Karen Neilsen’s RAFW showing did more to prove that your 2011 bikini doesn’t actually have to be one – it can actually be a one piece swimsuit. Dominated by a heavy use of print, Karen Neilsen’s range extends from the on-trend backless monokini all the way to the zip-front pieces styled after the sports swimsuits of yesteryear. Where bikinis did come into it, they were largely accessorised by open, flowing kaftans giving them a poolside feel.

You can view all of Karen Neilsen‘s spring / summer 2011 / 2012 collection by clicking on the thumbnails below and browsing through the photos.