G-String Runway Show Brings Unique, Unusual, and Risqué Swimwear to Monarch Theatre

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Clockwise from left: The swimsuit designs of Missconstrued, Thrift Riot, Hell on Heels Couture, and Torture Couture.
According to the style wags of the fashion blogosphere, some of the big bathing suit trends for ladies this summer include animal-esque influences, cutout swimwear, high-waisted two-pieces, and an abundance of ruffles.

Naturally, hints of such conceits will be seen in the many of the bikinis and one-pieces made by local designers for Saturday's G-String: A Swimsuit Runway Show at Monarch Theatre, albeit remixed into creations that are bit more daring, sinister, and risqué. Nightlife promoter Jen Deveroux, who organized the fashion event, says that some of swimwear being unveiled tomorrow night is "kind of different" from the sort of ensembles found at some hip pool parties.

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The swimsuits created for G-String by the 13 different local fashionistas involved are as diverse as designers themselves, Deveroux explains, and their particular tastes.

"The couture is really...interesting," she says. "They all have different opinion on what a swimsuit is."

To wit: Bridgette von Black of Villainess Couture and will display Gothy and somewhat fetishistic designs using lace while Suzy Homewrecker of Hell on Heels will feature creations that are "sexy, outrageous and kind of bondage." Punkouture's Trish Martin, on the other hand, is likely to display what Deveroux describes as "deconstructed swimwear" that the designer adds her own flair to via studs and spikes.

Not everything's gonna be straight out of a fetish ball, however, as Amanda Tucker, the fashionista behind ModifiedMinds Clothing, will offer swimwear made from unique fabrics that "colorful and fun" and promises to be "attention grabbing."

Ditto for Kelly Calabrese's "streamlined and classic designs" and the glamorous and body-contouring ensembles made by Haus of Stardust's Sedalia Nicole, which are influenced by Japanese street culture.


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The Monarch Theatre

122 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

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