The long-awaited summer brings with it the opening of city pools and presence of beachside loungers. It’s the season we all crave and, as we all look to working on this year’s canvas of tan lines (always wear sunscreen folks!), some stylish swimwear seems to be in order.
Waiwah is a Toronto-based swimwear label founded by Ryerson University graduate Natalie Waiwah Leung. Setting her apart from other designers, Leung worked as the Resident Costume Designer and Head of Wardrobe at Canada’s National Ballet School, where stretchy, skimpy things were put through their paces. Having worked closely with dancers for a number of years, Waiwah has gained a unique perspective on the form and function of bodywear, resulting in her employ for the likes of Canadian designers Fortnight, Jeremy Laing and Virginia Johnson.