Thank God it’s Monday

Trinidadian swimwear designer Chandra Maharaj makes a seamlessly elegant transition to Carnival Monday wear

Pieces from the “Goddess” Monday wear Carnival collection come with cool removable jewellery. Photograph by Ikenna DouglasPieces from the “Goddess” Monday wear Carnival collection come with cool removable jewellery. Photograph by Ikenna DouglasPieces from the “Goddess” Monday wear Carnival collection come with cool removable jewellery. Photograph by Ikenna DouglasPieces from the “Goddess” Monday wear Carnival collection come with cool removable jewellery. Photograph by Ikenna Douglas

The saying “less is more” perfectly describes Trinidadian Chandra Maharaj’s creations. She’s been designing for as long as she can remember, but her path became clear when she redirected her master’s degree from international business to fashion. Inspired by anything that moves her joyous soul, her well-known swimwear line includes classic yet sexy pieces made with sublime fabrics that are vibrant in colour and print. Her latest Carnival Monday wear collection incorporating removable jewellery is her best yet, and something she plans to expand in the future. And her swimwear isn’t the only thing making waves — her fitness gear is just as fabulous and, of course, incredibly comfy.

Alia Michèle Orane
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