On Sunday June 17 2018, COCONAUTICAL will launch nine coveted collections in its first concession at TOPSHOP’s flagship store on Oxford Street.
COCONAUTICAL is pleased to present 100% vegan beauty by Salt by Hendrix, contemporary swimwear by Capittana and Revel Rey; plus-sized swimwear by Biliblond; hand-embroidered resort wear by Free Being; woven hats and handbags by Chila Bags and Ka'imima; beach and fitness towels by Slow Tide and finally eyewear by Sonix.
The concession will offer TOPSHOP customers a selection of curated products for the summer season including beauty & skincare, swimwear, beachwear, festival wear and resort wear.
The concession will launch with a virtual love letter to women around the world - entitled Girls Around the World featuring music by Naomi Cowan and Teflon Zinc Fence – Paradise Plum.
‘Paradise Plum represents the beauty, authenticity, wonder and inspiration that comes from love in all its forms. When we recorded the song, we wanted everyone to fall in love if even for just a moment. This partnership with Coconautical is too sweet to be true! The sounds of the islands paired with these dope fashion visuals makes this one of those cornerstone career moments that will forever be immortalized.’ - Naomi Cowan & Teflon Zincfence
The campaign brings together the sound, sensation, and style of the season. Inspired by the collections and countries they are sourced from, in a vibrant display of exotic beauty from some of the hottest destinations around the world. The campaign demonstrates the eclectic beauty and style of women from Kingston, Miami, Peru, Tel Aviv and Cuba.
‘We have curated brands based on sustainability and global women's empowerment, from championing female resort wear and swimwear designers, to supporting small communities of women, and women in prisons, who weave our bags. We are passionate about our brands and the power of women around the world to create products that are truly unique for TOPSHOP. We are honored to represent their collections in this way’, says Coconautical Director Alessandra Bell.
The campaign reflects the communities, countries, and attitudes of the women who wear them. Giving our customers an aspirational mood board of ‘how to wear’, ‘what to wear’ and ‘where to wear’ these pieces, for their vacations and summer exploits.
Focusing on sustainability and women's empowerment, the collections have been hand-picked from emerging brands in Australia, Colombia, Peru, Israel, United Arab Emirates and The United States.
From bags hand woven by the artisanal tribeswomen of Bogota Colombia, to 100% vegan body scrubs and beauty, COCONAUTICAL will present an idyllic collection that is complete for London’s sun seekers.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR:
Naomi Cowan; a multi-disciplinary creative from Kingston, Jamaica has worked in the music and media industries since she was a child. She was raised in entertainment under the mentorship of her parents; impresario Tommy Cowan, OD (reggae music producer & former tour manager/marketing for Bob Marley) & vocalist Dr. Carlene Davis-Cowan, OD (international reggae). Since the release of her singles ‘Things You Say You Love’ & ‘Paradise Plum’; Naomi has performed live on several major platforms while immersing herself in the grassroots music community. Naomi has been added to the 2018 Reggae Sumfest line-up where she will be performing on Saturday, July 21st on the same stage as top reggae headliners. Her vocal range and clarity has been touted by industry leaders as ‘sweet, powerful with an unmistakable tone’
Chila Bags was created in 2013 after a trip to La Guajira, northern Colombia, and are made as part of the Wayuu women's culture and traditions; the skills passed down from generation to generation. Each bag is one-of-a-kind and takes 10-15 days to be made, making each design and colour choice unique. Chila works closely with the Wayuu women who hand make each bag, cutting out the middle men, making sure the women are fairly paid, work in good conditions, and are taken care of. The popularity of these bags is a great thing for these women who sustain their villages’ economy by making these pieces and selling them. They are truly a labour of love. Chila Bags' colourful patterns and long straps make them perfect for all seasons; for your travels around the world, for a day at the beach, a road trip with a friend, a BBQ just down the block, picnic or any other summer event - it’s an ultimate all-season basic.
Ka’imima create sustainable and unique handbags that are elaborated using ancient techniques, passed over generations. Each piece is handmade and designed in Colombia, and helps support local artisans preserve their customs by sharing their legacy with the world. Every product is inspired by the life and nature of the tropics.
Capittana is a swimwear and accessories brand for women. Since it was founded in Lima, Peru in June 2013, Capittana has managed to satisfy the demand of women with unique products, of the highest quality. Capittana seeks to offer the freshest, youthful and healthy alternative to modern swimwear. Everything is made in Peru.
Owner Hila Weinberg is the head designer behind the brand ‘BILIBLOND’. As a native of the Mediterranean metropolis of Tel Aviv, she creates swimwear for real women, that sculpts and flatters the body. Biliblond's vision is to make women feel beautiful & comfortable when they are most exposed. Weinberg and her team take full inspiration from Tel Aviv - its ethnic mixture and warm sunny climate. 'We make Luxury, high-quality swimwear that shape, tone and compliment your body without compromising on our edgy look'.
REVEL REY is a funky, bold, and feminine swimwear company created by owner / designer Audrey “Rey” Swanson. The brand combines fashion and art, flaunting unique, custom, hand painted prints, while also focusing on great fitting swimwear. Rey’s love for culture and eye for wild and distinctive interiors are the inspiration behind her pieces and prints. Her free spirit and desire to bring art to life motivates her to express herself and tell a story through her brand. She designs the line not only to look beautiful on each individual woman, but also the entire collection to be a piece of art itself. Revel Rey targets the trendsetter, a woman who is passionate and cultured. She has an inner tigress that is sensual, both wild and tame with an appetite for adventure.
Made in Bali, her collections are inspired by the luxuries of a modern lifestyle, exotic lands, and world-class destinations and include silhouettes that transcend beyond the beach and may be worn day to evening.
Free Being is a resort-wear brand that goes beyond the resort.
Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Free Being brings you a lovely collection of relaxing, beautiful, fresh linen and cotton clothing that makes you feel free and comfortable always.
Slowtide saw a category that had been ignored and overlooked. From dyeing fabrics, mixing paints, manipulating pixels and collaborating with artists and photographers, Slowtide created a new medium for art. Based in Hawaii & California, Slowtide ties together a sentiment for the water and art.
SALT BY HENDRIX
Bringing together a collection of skincare and home fragrance that is nourishing and nurturing to your soul, Salt By Hendrix has been created to provide an uplifting experience inside and out. Embracing organic purity, Salt By Hendrix have sourced the finest plant based ingredients from around the globe to offer a premium range of skin and home products. Rich botanic minerals in our skincare have purpose and intention. Antioxidants and vitamins enhance wellbeing, leaving skin and mind feeling balanced. The botanic scents of the Salt By Hendrix home fragrances energise, revive and inspire.
Sonix is a family owned Los Angeles based brand focusing on creating innovative, conversational pieces that bring luxury into the everyday. Each Sonix product is mindfully designed for women, by women. Sonix take pride in combining novelty and quality in everything they make and since starting in 2010, have continued to grow their product categories from tech to fashion accessories (stay tuned, by the way). The Sonix team is always striving to create products that inspire. Sonix believe it is all in the details— which is why all of the materials Sonix use are luxury grade, vegan, thoughtfully sourced, yet affordable.