Meet a new name you'll love. Thanks to her time at Saint Laurent and Zimmermann, designer Nicole Banning brings a unique attention to detail and quality to her line of vintage-inflected swim and resort wear. Cut in Italian lycra, the Sydney label’s suits combine superior cuts with ultra-flattering fits and vintage-inflected prints (think: gingham and retro florals) that look straight out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s wardrobe in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
The buys: the pink gingham bikini (spotted recently on Julia Restoin Roitfeld), and any of the balconette one-pieces (Jeanne Damas is a major fan).