Bajan beauties: designers Shayla Cox and Kimberley Angoy

Designers Shayla Cox and Kimberley Angoy are ready for beach season

Bright and risqué suits from the “Print Me Crazy” collection by Suga Apple Swim. Photography by Stephanie KellyBright and risqué suits from the “Print Me Crazy” collection by Suga Apple Swim. Photography by Stephanie KellyBright and risqué suits from the “Print Me Crazy” collection by Suga Apple Swim. Photography by Stephanie KellyBright and risqué suits from the “Print Me Crazy” collection by Suga Apple Swim. Photography by Stephanie KellyJewellery pieces from the Shayla Cox stone and metal collection. Photography by Sterling MilanJewellery pieces from the Shayla Cox stone and metal collection. Photography by Sterling MilanJewellery pieces from the Shayla Cox stone and metal collection. Photography by Sterling MilanJewellery pieces from the Shayla Cox stone and metal collection. Photography by Sterling Milan

With “summer” right around the corner, now is the perfect time to hone your style for vacation days ahead. And designers Shayla Cox and Kimberley Angoy both provide collections — of jewellery and swimwear, respectively — that will stand out on any beach.

“I was experiencing a rebirth, mentally and spiritually,” says Cox of her transition from fashion merchandising to jewellery design. Originally from Ohio, this New Yorker’s journey began while working at a ceramic studio, where she learned the craft that would later become the basis of her architecturally beautiful jewellery line. She describes her work as a “quiet rebellion,” and explains that part of her self-discovery as a designer stems from her family’s history, which includes her grandmother’s origins in Barbados. No piece is the same, which makes everything she designs absolutely worth having.

Savannah College of Art and Design alumna Kimberley Angoy also recently made a shift in career, from interior design to creating the swimwear line Suga Apple Swim. Her collection is the first among Caribbean designers to successfully master the Brazilian cut suit, and her love for bright colours, prints, and textures is infused throughout. Each suit has a unique detail that makes it fun and flirty. And up next? A line of fitness wear.

 

For more information on Shayla Cox’s pieces, visit shaylacox.com or email info@shaylacox.com
Suga Apple swimsuits can be purchased directly from the designer — contact her at
sugaappleswim@gmail.com