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Araks x Courtney Trop
Summer 2021 Swim Capsule
Araks x Courtney Trop

The summer campaign documents a weekend spent in Joshua Tree National Park. Sasha Frolova, close friend of Courtney Trop and a friend of the brand, captured our summer swim capsule, designed with Courtney, against the rugged and stark beauty of the Southern California desert landscape.

 

 

woman wearing a black one piece swimsuit.

The Devon One Piece in Black

 

Women in red one piece swimsuit
 The Devon One Piece in Carmine

 

 

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This collaboration is so much about women working together, sharing their energy and creativity to create something unique and special.


Araks Yeramyan

 

   

Woman wearing a black bikini with anchor details.

The Daphne Bikini Top and Dade Bikini Bottom in Black

 

 

I had a bikini book that sat on top of my coffee table at my office and I always said I was going to use this book as inspiration one day for a little capsule.  That’s where the anchor came from.  The anchor on one of the swim suits caught my eye and I grew up boating with my father on the river (not glam at all), in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Courtney Trop

 

 

 

Women in black bikini with bright green and blue straps.

The Daria Bikini Top and Deja Bikini Bottom in Black

 

 

 

 

This collection is nostalgic to me.  Most of these suits came from inspiration during my childhood. The square looms I made in the 90’s very closely resemble the straps to the multi colored suits that Araks and I designed.

 

Courtney Trop

 

 

 

Blue Bikini on a bed with bright pink, orange and green braided straps.

The Daria Bikini Top and Deja Bikini Bottom in Ciel

 

 

 

 

I wanted to design some pieces that felt wearable while actually swimming in the water, diving from cliffs this summer in Italy, or doing any kind of water activities. These are suits you’ll actually want to get wet in!

 

Courtney Trop

Woman in Blue bikini with bright orange, green and pink braided straps.

The Daria Bikini Top and Deja Bikini Bottom in Ciel

 

 

 

 

The Daphne Bikini Top and Dade Bikini Bottom in Carmine

 

 

 

Woman in Black one piece swimsuit with bright braided straps

The Dasha One Piece in Black 

One Piece orange swimsuit with bright braided straps.
 The Dasha One Piece in Terra 

 

 

All photos by Sasha Frolova.   Model is Courtney Trop.

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