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It doesn't get any more minimalist than a teeny tiny string bikini, and yet Shaina Mote has managed to turn this simple summer staple into an cool-girl pool essential. The LA-based designer (and Racked Young Guns alumn) has launched her first-ever line of swimwear, and it's everything that monochrome style stars will want in their avant-garde beach bags.
Priced from $75 to $235, the six-piece capsule collection was inspired by Mote's film-fueled vacay in Nayarit, Mexico. "I drew inspiration from the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragan's use of negative space and strong linear structures," Mote explains.
The result? An all-black range of separates and one-pieces featuring zero top stitching and fine mesh lining, giving each silhouette a "clean and crisp" look. Designed from deadstock Italian fabrics and made in LA, the collection includes a sexy cross-over maillot, a tie-it-your-way bikini top, high-waisted bikini bottoms, and more — all shoppable on Mote's website starting today.
See all of the pieces in the gallery above and shop them all online here.