When a global designer, super-style maven and beach lover takes to creating a swimwear line, anything goes. Her swimsuits, cover-ups and kaftans are colorful, creatively cut and chic. You can mix and match various tops with bottoms, wrap yourself up in a beautiful piece of fabric and look absolutely fabulous this season.
Designer Pooja Kharbanda was born in New Delhi, and she spent her younger teen years in Hong Kong and Panama at the beach with family and friends. For this collection, she was inspired by the magnetic energy of the sun, sand and sea waves. She also traveled to exotic locations all over the world, including Curacao, Isla Grande and the seven-mile beach of Negril in Jamaica, West Indies. Her designs are also heavily influenced by her mother, who was always ahead of her time with regards to style. In her Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week show, bikini tops were wrapped softly under saris and styled over polka-dot bell bottoms. Midriffs were barely exposed with a high-top bow. Oversized sunglasses often completed her outfits.
After spending time in New York City at Parsons School of Design, Kharbanda launched 6 Shore Road in 2010. Her goal was to create the label for a woman’s carefree days and laid-back weekends, lounging at the Sunset Beach Hotel in the Hamptons. Adding swimwear, kaftans and cover-ups to her resort collection proved to be profitable. Ashlee Simpson, Kristin Cavallari and Ashley Tisdale are among the stars who follow this designer and wear her swim styles
In details, she borrowed the form-shaping ideas that are behind intimates with the ease and style of beach styles. Silhouettes are easy, taking you from the beach to boardwalks. Swimsuits sometimes double as bodysuits. You can also wear your swimsuit with a skirt or pants. When the sun goes down, a pair of heels can transform your seaside cover-up into a flirty dancing dress.
The Shore Road collection is carried at retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Saks, Shopbop, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.