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IMAGES: Firang beauties in desi bikinis!

Last updated on: August 25, 2011 17:16 IST

IMAGES: Firang beauties in desi bikinis!

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Check out the unique beachwear stylings of Indian designer AmbiKa Sanjana that are making waves in the US!

What do you get when you mix Mumbai, Miami and LA together with one very creative swimwear designer? You get biKa, the new swimwear line recently launched by the charming and Bollywood-worthy beauty AmbiKa Sanjana.

AmbiKa has jetsetted all her life between these cities on the ocean and formed a deep connection with the element of water. Her time spent on the beach made her yearn for resortwear that would fuse these diverse cultures with her own personal fashion style. The new biKa collection features garments that are handmade by Indian craftsmen who have inherited this skill through several generations -- each exquisite swimsuit is one of a kind, with fine embellishment and a rich palette of exotic colours.

Our country is world-renowned for expertise in embellishment with embroidery and fine sequins, and biKa Swimwear takes full advantage of this art. Archetypical motifs are part of India's proud heritage. The paisley, lotus and peacock are recurring patterns found in the tapestry of Indian handicraft, and each has its own strong symbolism (the lotus stands for purity and divinity, paisley represents fertility and abundance and the peacock embodies royalty and compassion).

All these make their way into the biKa swimwear collection. Mythical apsaras -- divine, supernatural women from ancient India proficient in the art of dancing and music -- are the core inspiration, and AmbiKa named each piece in the collection after an apsara, as her tribute to universal felinity.

Here's a glimpse of her latest collection, starting with this sequinned halter bikini with cute tie-up briefs.

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Image: An AmbiKa Sanjana creation
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Sexy strings

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Next we have this olive string two-piece, with crushed sequins at the top and a peacock feather motif on the bottom.


Image: An AmbiKa Sanjana creation

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Shimmer and shine

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Sanjana ups the ante with more sparkles on this silvery affair.


Image: An AmbiKa Sanjana creation

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Black beauty

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A classic black triangle bikini with a hint of embellishment plays peek-a-boo from between the bamboo trees.


Image: An AmbiKa Sanjana creation

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Fading fantasy

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From black to coral to lavender, this cover-up kaftan with plunging neckline is feminine and alluring.


Image: An AmbiKa Sanjana creation

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Designer's take

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And don't miss AmbiKa discussing her designs as her models parade around in them -- watch the video right here!


Image: AmbiKa Sanjana discusses her latest range

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