Nothing screams "resort tropical" like a Dolores Cortes swim collection, but the Barcelona-based line took things edgy for 2014 during its runway presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
"Rain forest punk," we scrawled as models turned out one after another with dramatic lined eyes, massively teased hair with gold chain jewelry hanging over tight side braids, handmade metal accessories in animal shapes and spikes, and every bright jungle color.
Though we loved Cortes' body-hugging bright print bikinis with solid trim (and adorable bows), what stunned us most was a luxe black laser-cut maillot with an attached metal collar necklace that looked, truly, like a million bucks -- and exposed just the right amount of skin. A corresponding triangle bikini is sure to be a massive hit with an added double layer of small gold studs and sexy side-tie bottoms.
We're conflicted about one thing -- and surprise, it isn't the gold metal bikini top! No, it's the two suits with attached cut-out leaves and flowers. Let us know what you think of those in the comments!