ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80s
KOIBIRD x Hunza G exclusive collection is here! We make a case for swimwear inspired by the eighties sprinkled with a little pink and a little leopard for that perfect KOI taste!
The Brat Pack, Heathers, Prince and peak Princess Diana dressing… There’s a few pop culture highlights exported from the 80s that we’re happy to savour in our lives today, not least its exaggerated silhouettes, statement prints and rainbow hues - all core factors of the KOIBIRD DNA. And whilst yes, there’s the occasional ‘never, ever, again’ (a mullet hairstyle, perhaps), we’ve welcomed a resurgence of this era with open arms, be it on our screens with shows like Stranger Things or on ourselves with shoulder pads.
But there’s one major component that transcends all the others for us: the crinkle costume. Becoming somewhat of an institution in the swimwear world, the crinkle costume is the cool-girl’s answer to beachwear, drenched in nostalgia and So-Cal style.
Those in the know won’t be slow to tell you that the queen of crinkle is the London-based label, Hunza G. Founded in 1984, the brand came to international prominence when Julia Roberts wore a Hunza dress in the iconic film Pretty Woman. Known for its democratic stretch that offers a ‘one size fits all’ quality, each piece is made with a nylon/lycra mix that hugs the body in a ‘Wow, that’s flattering’ kind of way. Wear one, and you’ll find yourself gyrating your hips in the mirror to a synthy soundtrack, as if part of the aerobics class with Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta in Perfect.
"Founded in 1984, the brand came to international prominence when Julia Roberts wore a Hunza dress in the iconic film Pretty Woman."
The KOIBIRD x Hunza G exclusive collection harnesses this very same nostalgia and free-spirited Hunza G energy. The leopard print on soft pink background is high impact with minimal effort, and will no doubt make you want to live in a Wham! music video. There’s 5 pieces to choose from: the scoop neck tank dress, the classic high cut one-piece, two bikini styles (the bandeau and crop top) as well as a headband for when you Wanna Dance with Somebody (thank you Whitney!)
The brand has been sported by many fashion editors, celebrities and influencers, such as Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Pandora Sykes and of course the Kardashian sisters.
Our exclusive KOIBIRD collection is launching with global influencer and all-round KOIGIRL, Jenny Lopez. See how Jenny styles the collaboration below.