Suit Yourself | Fashion Beat (Jan/Feb 1996)

It's time to head for the beach! Photographer Sean Drakes shows what one leading Caribbean swimwear house has produced for the 1996 season

  • Colour me copper: metallic fabric suit from the North Coast collection. Photograph by Sean Drakes
  • Cocoa 'n' Cream: cotton lycra suit with wooden bead detail from the Ethnic Collection. Photograph by Sean Drakes
  • Halter cut bikini with parakeet motif from the Brown Sugar collection (linen skirt by Zoltan). Photograph by Sean Drakes
  • Michelle Khan - who was Miss Trinidad and Tobago was second runner - up in the 1995 Miss World contest last November- models a copper metallic string bikini from the North Coast collection at the Pitch Lake in southern Trinidad. Photograph by Sean Drakes
  • Clean soft whites and understated yet elegant lines in this wholepiece from the Body & Soul Collection. In the   background, the "temple in the sea" off Trinidad's west coast is a reminder of the source of all life  and beauty. Photograph by Sean Drakes
  • Tartan print two-piece from the Street Culture Story. Photograph by Sean Drakes
  • A halter cut suit (above, with voile wrap skirt by Zoltan). Photograph by Sean Drakes

This is the best time of the year in the Caribbean: clear bright days, cool nights, Carnival in the air – it’s time to head for the beach. So get into the swim of things with one of the Caribbean’s top swimwear houses, Island Casuals; many of the new 1996 lines shown here are on sale in the Caribbean islands now – in Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent, Antigua, Grenada and Tobago, as well as in Island Casuals’ own base, Trinidad.

Photography Sean Drakes

Models: Mandesa Anthony, Michelle Khan, Jeneile McCarthy, Celisse Pierre

Assistant: Nigel Celestine

Swimwear: Carolyn Senior for Island Casuals Ltd

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