Swimsuits for a Better Summer
Bag & Shoes Yeny’Style CostaAcosta, Hair: Forlini&Martinez, MUA: Guendalina Giraudi, Model: Vicky Edokpolor, Model: Elena Forte, Jewels: Jamais Sans Toi, Photos: Davide Bonaiti
Combining modernity and tradition, designer Massiel Mesa Fornaris invites you to enjoy summer with comfort and originality with her line of swimwear.
During her studies in 2003, Massiel created her first swimsuit collection called “Time”. This year she won first place in the National Creativity Contest in Cuba.
In 2004 she was selected to take part in the Saint Etienne Biennial in France. In 2005, shortly after obtaining the Fashion Design title from Havana’s High Institute of Design, Mesa Fornaris went to Turin, Italy, and became involved in haute couture for prestigious brands such as Prada, Valentino, Mongler and others. This experience considerably enriched her knowledge and technical capacities.
In 2010 she decided to create her own brand TORINOHAVANA and presented “Sublime”, her second collection of swimsuits in Turin and in Milan’s Fashion Week.
Five years later she opened her fashion house in Turin and got involved in the production of swimsuits, evening and bridal gowns and prêt-à-porter.
“Sublime” is a collection which unites modernity and tradition through styles that reflect femininity, freshness, elegance and sensuality, all characteristics of the Cuban woman.