Vanessa Simmons to Debut Swim Line at Miami Fashion Week

"Rose by Vanessa Jean" will feature bold Brazilian prints.

Posted: 07/16/2012 01:35 PM EDT
Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Simmons is branching out from her and sister Angela's Pastry line and tackling swimwear next. "Rose by Vanessa Jean" will be a colorful collection with Brazilian prints, bright hues and will accentuate curvy women. The line will debut during Miami Fashion Week July 19–23. 

In an article on the Black Enterprise website, Vanessa said about her new collection:

"I named the line Rose because when you look at a rose it’s very pretty to look at and smells great. But if you look closely, there are thorns all up and down the stem and to me those thorns represent our flaws [as women] and our story, all which makes us imperfectly perfect!"


As for first-time Fashion Week jitters, Vanessa keeps her cool. "I'm just excited to debut with such an amazing event as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!" Simmons says. "I'm looking forward to not only the debut but having women wearing and enjoying the trendsetting and unique designs I've created with them in mind."

Are you excited to see what her collection has in store?


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