Miami Swimweek Review: Robb + Lulu
Married couples share all kinds of destinies — but it seems clear that husband-and-wife team Robert and Lulu Zagame (appropriately, of Robb & Lulu) seem meant to create a swimwear line. He's the textile expert; she's the illustator and designers. Together, the Australian pair have crafted a brand with a carefree, artistic attitude that's immediately evident in their work. Looking for a bikini that reflects a uniquely Aussie love for good times at the beach? Robb & Lulu have you covered.
What's interesting, then, is how that vision shifts and evolves over time — and this season's collection reflected a newfound sense of sophistication. Appropriately, it read as a mature collection — no matter how whimsical and design and color palette, there was no mistaking this as the work of anything but a veteran team. (This year is their fifth in business.)
The theme hewed close to past interests, with their stated source of inspiration: art and self-expression. How to convey those qualities in swimwear? With an assortment of one-pieces, bikinis, cover-ups and accessories showing off abundant pops of color — purple, lemon-yellow, turquoise, melon — as well as a touch of subtle sophistication. All the fabrics, for example, were imported from Italy.
Our favorite pieces combined form and function for busy beachgoers who prize eclecticism over the classics (read: boring suits) — someone who won't back down from the assertive print mixing that made Robb & Lulu's runway so fun and energetic. If you've ever hoped to master tropical color in an artful way, this is the collection for you.
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