If you weren't yet convinced of the fact that there genuinely is a 1980s revival on the horizon (A/W 16's runways were nothing if not extravagantly referential of this forgotten decade), then this newly launched collaboration may well change your mind.
Swimwear label Hunza G is the born-again fashion lovechild of an 80s smash hit: Originally named Hunza, and under the direction of Peter Meadows, this was a go-to for the A-list super-bodies of the time. The signature crinkle-stretch fabric, rendered in bathing suits and teeny-tiny dresses, was a match made in heaven for the era's athletic, insanely honed physiques—you will no doubt recall Julia Roberts in that dress on the promo posters of Pretty Woman. Skip forward a couple of decades and the fantastically elastic creations are back, this time under a more modern guise, thanks to interior designer–turned–creative director Georgiana Huddart—hence the additional "G" in the brand name today.
The lookbook—featuring model Marta Aguilar, shot by Eva K.Salvi in Essex, under the creative direction of Pandora Sykes—will no doubt pique your interest.
Already with a strong foothold among the current cool crowds and at some seriously impressive stockists (Selfridges' ultra-successful Body Studio, for starters), Hunza G is now diving even further into the world of style influencers, pairing up with fashion writer and blogger Pandora Sykes for a capsule collection. Considering both Georgiana and Pandora have known each other since age 14, it's almost unfair this didn't happen sooner…
The Kerry swimsuit is a classic in the making.
Pandora Sykes x Hunza G riffs on classic '80s styles and centres around five key pieces expanded out into multiple colourways. You can go all-out vintage with the frilled one-piece or try something more 2016-ready, like the lace-up long-sleeved swim-tops. Go through the gallery to see and buy our favourites…
This shade of tomato-red suits every skin tone.
The only other thing required: an elaborate cocktail.
So cute, it hurts.
A more grown-up take on the super-fun fabric.
This does double-duty as a summer top.