Dive in Blue

by Wiwid Howat

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. - W H Auden -

You will be amazed by how blue the water and the sky in the Maldives are. In fact, I've never seen any as blue as these. I was also very aware that this small island is surrounded by water, our villa was above the water, and the blue ocean was right beneath us - this means that swim suits are a must. As a Muslim woman, it's always a challenge to find the right outfit to swim in, and the majority of Muslim designers focus on the 'burkini' design.

I am a little bit picky myself (not always a good quality to have!) and I could not find a swimsuit that felt right to me, so I decided to dig out my sketch book and design one for myself. My idea was to combine femininity with a striking colour and pattern. Voilaaaa, it's not too bad eh?