MINT by Draya Michele :: vs :: Andrea Iyamah

When Draya Michele started her swimsuit line on her first season of Basketball Wives LA it was a collection of simple, matching Bikini tops & bottoms. Her collection today is quite expansive and A LOT more creative. People are saying that Draya owes her new found creativity to swimsuit designer Andrea Iyamah. While they have some similarities (particularly in the image below), I don’t believe that Draya completely stole her ideas from Andrea Iyamah. There may have been a little creative influence here and there and then of course we have to remember this is fashion! She’s making what people are demanding!

MINT & Andrea Iyamah's designs have been compared.

MINT & Andrea Iyamah’s designs have been compared.

 

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Heres Whats happening at Andrea Iyamah (Read Post on Andrea Iyamah & Winifred Taylor). It’s a little bit more edgy while Draya’s line is a little bit more risqué. Personally I love both and fully intend on having a draw full of both this summer!

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Andrea or Draya?? Thoughts??

Time to go bikini shopping!!

Tired of the classic matching top and bottom bikini? It’s time to refresh your swimwear after a long, cold, dreary winter. I have been loving the collections by Andrea Iyamah and recently found a new little gem… Winifred Taylor (see article on Fashionbombdaily.com). I’m really feeling the cut out pieces,all the extra ties and of course the bright colors! I’m really looking forward to summer… time to get back in the gym!

Angela Simmons, who is famous for rocking Nigerian designers regularly, loves Andrea Iyamah and has been spotted wearing several pieces from the designer.

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Here are a couple of pieces form her 2014 collection:

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Shop Andrea Iyamah

I’m keeping me eye on Winifred Taylor and I’m looking forward to seeing how the designs evolve. Like Andrea Iyamah and other swimwear brands she’s on trend with the cut outs, halter necks and color. I really like the digital prints she’s used – it’s a little something different.

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Shop Winifred Taylor Swimwear

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