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A Designer We Love – Anaïs

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A Designer We Love: Anaïs

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What’s To Love: Model Anais Mali and designer Urivaldo Lopes have created sexy bodysuits that purposefully conjure up memories of Studio 54 and the glitz of the 1980s. Made with swimwear, sportswear, and artisanal fabrics, these bold designs can be worn with jeans… or without.

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The Lola

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The Nara

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The Lana

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The Joe

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The Kali

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The Victoria

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The Sara

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Images Courtesy of Anaïs  and LuxCartel

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ABOUT ANAÏS

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Born and raised in Toulon, Anais Mali’s love affair with fashion began long before her career as a Supermodel. With her formative years defined by the personal style of powerful game changers like Grace Jones and Naomi Campbell, she found her first bodysuit on an exploration through her mother’s closet. Experimenting with different ways to wear it, she quickly discovered the garment’s versatility as it accompanied her through the day paired with comfortable jeans, and transitioned easily into night as a bold evening look.

Anaïs is a collection of bodysuits created by model Anais Mali (above, left) and designer Urivaldo Lopes (above, right) in 2016. Inspired by the audaciousness of Studio 54 and the Supermodel era, Anais reinvents a 1980s wardrobe staple for the modern woman with a “Made in Italy” philosophy, creating an armor that empowers its wearer through an urban perspective and irrefutably bold aesthetic.

Realizing the bodysuit’s functionality as both daring, yet minimalist, she sought to add a greater variety to her wardrobe but noticed the retail market presented her with almost no choices at all. She approached Urivaldo Lopes who had been a designer at Blumarine for seven years, and together they began to develop a collection using both handwoven artisanal as well as high-tech swim and sportswear fabrics.

With their bodysuits, Anais and Urivaldo are driven by the philosophy of creating a genuine luxury garment, both subtly seductive, yet sophisticated in its craftsmanship. In her own words “every piece is envisioned for today’s forward-minded woman: curious, confident and always adventurous.”

Anais began her career in fashion as a model. To date, she has walked runways for designers including Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, and Victoria’s Secret. She has appeared in editorials for French, American, and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Porter Magazine, working with photographers like Steven Meisel and Mario Testino, among many others.

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ABOUT LUXCARTEL

LuxCartel is a global luxury fashion incubator for new and emerging design talent that offers customized business services including brand strategy and positioning, consulting, development, logistics and operational management, marketing, press and public relations, partnerships, production, sales, social media and special promotional events, thus, allowing its curated clientele to devote more of their precious time to the creative process.