The Hottest, Sustainable Swimwear of Summer Is Made to Be Layered

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Sami Miro wears a Sami Miro Vintage asymmetric long-sleeve minidress in black mesh, open seam string top in black mesh, and open seam booty shorts in black mesh.

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Sami Miro wears a Sami Miro Vintage asymmetric long-sleeve minidress in black mesh, open seam string top in black mesh, and open seam booty shorts in black mesh.
Photo: Courtesy of @shintani

Sami Miro might have just released the hottest sustainable swimwear this summer. The Los Angeles–based designer has a knack for creating paparazzi and double-tap-worthy looks, whether that is reworking leather jackets for the likes of Bella Hadid, creating customized mod skirt suits for Cardi B, or even being her own best advertisement and wearing her body-skimming designs on Instagram. Though Miro has mostly done ready-to-wear, including slinky tanks, miniskirts, and body-skimming dresses, she has now dipped her toe into the world of swim with her collection H20. “It is an extension of our beloved signature styles and H2O collection that can be worn as swim or as a part of a street look,” says Miro. That’s the key crossover. ” Super-skimpy, made out of mesh, and boasting a stringy french cut, the pieces certainly have that head-turning appeal.

Miro wears Sami Miro Vintage asymmetric pants in black mesh, a shrug in black mesh, a black tee, and Miu Miu shoes.
Miro wears Sami Miro Vintage asymmetric pants in black mesh, a shrug in black mesh, a black tee, and Miu Miu shoes.
Photo: Courtesy of @shintani

Swimwear has been an integral part of the sustainability conversation. Powerhouse brands like Everlane, as well as smaller but buzzy labels like Cuup, have become more eco-minded, opting to use regenerated nylon. Miro has also sought to employ that same sustainable philosophy in her swimwear. “I’m from San Francisco and was raised in a world where we don’t waste, where we recycle and where we choose to walk over driving 99.9% of the time,” says Miro. “I fell in love with vintage and thrifting when I was 13 and that completely changed the trajectory of my wardrobe.”

Miro wears a Sami Miro Vintage open seam scarf top in ivory mesh and porterhouse jeans in vintage blue with vintage Louis Vuitton purse and Versace sunglasses.

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Miro wears a Sami Miro Vintage open seam scarf top in ivory mesh and porterhouse jeans in vintage blue with vintage Louis Vuitton purse and Versace sunglasses.
Photo: Courtesy of @shintani

Currently, Miro has gone to great lengths to be ethical and sustainable throughout her supply chain. In addition to using organic and deadstock fabrics, as well as materials and trims that are made and purchased in Los Angeles, she also works with family-operated sewing partners that pay living wages, limit all local production within a 15-mile footprint, and minimize harmful dyes and over-usage of water. The small-batch production rounds promote zero-waste and have a 100% sell-through. “The list goes on,” says Miro. “And as we scale, staying eco-conscious remains top priority.”

Miro wears a Sami Miro Vintage asymmetric tee and pants in ivory mesh with a vintage leather blazer, Manu Atelier purse, and Veneda Carter x Flatist Eyewear Sunnies.

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Miro wears a Sami Miro Vintage asymmetric tee and pants in ivory mesh with a vintage leather blazer, Manu Atelier purse, and Veneda Carter x Flatist Eyewear Sunnies.
Photo: Courtesy of @shintani

Though the collection has earth-centric roots, Miro doesn’t sacrifice the, well, signature red hot aesthetic of her designs. “The collection is supposed to evoke confidence. The cuts are sexy, but the shape of our signature open seams mixed with our high-quality fabric are geared to make every woman feel beautiful no matter her body type,” says Miro. “It also feels pretty special knowing that you can look good wearing a sustainable brand.” In addition to swimwear, she’s also created transitional pieces to complement the bathing suits. There are tube tops with her classic open seams, a curve-hugging sheer maxi dress, and a saucy midriff-baring shrug. In other words, dive in.

Here, see how Miro styled her collection on herself, just in time for the dog days of summer.

Miro wears a Sami Miro vintage asymmetric short sleeve maxi dress and shrug in ivory mesh with a Numbering Official necklace.

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Miro wears a Sami Miro vintage asymmetric short sleeve maxi dress and shrug in ivory mesh with a Numbering Official necklace.
Photo: Courtesy of @shintani

Originally Appeared on Vogue