Written By: LaKisa Renee
The Blonds demonstrated a masterclass of fashion, innovation, and what it means to be visionary as they closed out Paraiso Miami Swim Week with a bang. The dynamic duo, partners David & Phillipe Blond presented their newest swimsuit collection to a sold out audience in the famous Paraiso tent inspired by one of our favorite childhood shows “The Teletubbies”.
Since 2006, The Blonds have catered to the entertainment industry with their glamorously, blinged out fashions. Celebrities rely on the duo’s intricate corsets, catsuits and dresses for their performances, award shows, editorials and any other special occasions where they need to shine. The Blonds are known for their signature sparkling pieces and legendary runway shows. They are sought after by many celebrities in the industry for their unique, eye-catching designs.
The duo met in New York City 23 years ago. They both had a love for fashion, started their company 20 years ago and the rest is history. They've styled and created custom pieces for icons such as Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lil Kim, Britney Spears, Rihanna, J. Lo, Paris Hilton, Billy Porter and Madonna. Working in collaboration with legendary costume designer Patricia Field, their pieces have been featured in tv shows such as Sex & The City.
It was a dream come true to meet and interview the designers The Blonds, I have been a huge fan of their fans since 2006. It was a honor to be personally invited to attend the debut of their new collection at Paraiso Miami Swim Week. I was also invited to the invite only afterparty featuring The Blonds and their special guests The Teletubbies Po, Laa-Laa, Dipsy and Tinky Winky, who stole the show and had all the guests in a frenzy! This night was one for the record books.
I had a chance to get an exclusive backstage interview with David Blond for In Black Magazine to discuss how The Blonds were created, who they've worked with and more about the show! Check out the interview below as well as check out photos and videos from the show.
For more information on The Blonds be sure to check out their website and social media accounts.
Website: www.theblondsny.com Social Media: Instagram @theblondsny @phillipeblond @davidblond
The cultural leaders of grand, bold and excitingly fabulous statements, especially including lounging on a beautiful beach, for The Blonds a first official journey into resort wear, they have imagined and executed a collection of looks that took us from slinking by a luxury rooftop ocean liner in pumps to the hottest nightlife arenas imaginable. Inspired by the seminal seaside film Overboard, (starring Goldie Hawn), mixed with Miami Beach during the 1990’s, and a selection of vibrant colors, prints and silhouettes, beautifully cast with highly fashionable models who were color blocked with and escorted by the colorful fan-favorite Teletubbies. This Blond moment at Miami Swim Week continues their legacy of monumental shows bringing their iconic, superstar celebrity robed magic to the sun. The Blonds welcomed guests to Paraiso Swim Week on Saturday with a reception held at Queen with cocktails by House of Suntory while also closing out the weekend on Sunday as the finale show with an after party held at The Miami Beach EDITION.
HAIR Sarah Lund for Kevin Murphy
MAKEUP Claire Perez for New
York Makeup Academy
NAILS Sally Hansen
STYLING The Blonds
MUSIC The Blonds
RUNWAY DJ DJ Laz
FOH/PR SUPPORT PURPLE
HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Soong for Getty Images
PRODUCTION Lara Lopez Picasso for FUNKSHION.
ABOUT PARAISO MIAMI BEACH SWIM WEEK
In July 2018, PARAISO opened its doors in Miami Beach to unveil a brand-new experiential festival that creatively united the world’s favorite fashion, wellness, beauty and lifestyle brands. A multi-day fashion fair centralized in Collins Park and stretching to all surrounding areas of South Beach, PARAISO champions the core values of innovation, originality and discovery through must-see events, imaginative activations, exclusive launches, runway presentations, and collaborations in design, music, wellness, art and social media.
Fashion House The Confessional Showroom