A Look Inside Inca's Showroom [Gallery]
"You don't have to change the way you dress to go to the beach or the pool," insists Inca designer Stacy Josloff.
In fact, the swimsuit has become a fashion staple as much as any other wardrobe item, especially when it comes to destination and resort dressing. A swim wear veteran who got her start in New York City in 2004, Josloff moved her home base to Miami three years ago. Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret took note of her swimsuits, accessories, bags, and hats early on and she's been making waves ever since.
Her philosophy is to create looks that are sensible and wearable while still being fun and exciting. With the debut of her new collection, the focus is on fit, construction, and high-quality fabrication. "A bikini that's made well, that feels luxurious against the skin, can last you for years and years," Josloff says.
This attention to timeless looks and wearability is at the heart of what she calls the Inca lifestyle. While Josloff takes note of the latest trends, they're interpreted into her designs organically. You'll find tribal and animal prints, crochet detailing, romantic ruffles, chic sequins and beadwork, yet her goal is in perfecting the fit and elevating the suit's overall quality.
With a distinct boho chic aesthetic, the Inca look is versatile with dresses designed to be worn for dinner one evening and as a coverup at the beach the next afternoon. "I want to make dressing as easy as possible," Josloff says. With this in mind, many of her bikinis are reversible and can be worn in a mix and match fashion. Her one-piece swimsuits can double as a chic top with shorts or skinny jeans.
A designer and a retailer, she and her husband also own the Warren Tricomi salon and Pure Therapy boutique found in the W South Beach Hotel where Inca, along with other carefully curated brands, can be found.
This year, Josloff is excited to share her newly minted showroom with editors and buyers during Fashion Week Swim when all eyes will be on South Beach for the industry's annual weekend of runway shows, trade shows, and parties. She will also be showing her designs at Swim Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
"We've added more to the brand year after year, and we've matured as we've grown," Josloff says. "It's great to be able to welcome our clientele and industry peers into our new showroom this year and to cater to their individual needs."