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Meet the designer making bold bikinis for Kim Kardashian and Saweetie

In 2014, Nicki Minaj broke the web along with her steamy “Anaconda” music video, shaking her bodacious buns in a strappy, skin-baring pink swimsuit by then-up and coming designer Andru Wallace, who helped fashion the clip.

So it feels fated that the LA-based artistic’s label, Haus of PinkLemonaid, would quickly turn into a go-to for different attractive stars like Kylie Jenner, Saweetie and Kim Kardashian.

“Once I noticed Kim Ok. sporting my bathing swimsuit I used to be actually grateful, gracious and tremendous grateful, as a result of I didn’t present it to her; she truly bought it from me,” Wallace informed Web page Six Fashion of the latter, who posed on Instagram in his neon yellow “JAC” bikini ($128) in June and tagged his model.

“The large [win] for me past the buy is when [customers tag] me on social media,” the designer shared. “Giving recognition to me, as a small enterprise proprietor … it means extra to me than cash. It’s them saying thanks for the exhausting work that you’ve put into create one thing for them.”

Kylie Jenner in a sparkly swimsuit
Kylie Jenner posed in a barely-there Haus of PinkLemonaid swimsuit for a 2019 Kylie Pores and skin marketing campaign.
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Dressing Kardashian in his stringy swimwear didn’t occur in a single day; years in the past, Wallace ran right into a stylist who was working with the shapewear mogul on {a magazine} cowl shoot, who requested some fits.

“I went house and made 12 items and despatched them over to him,” the designer recalled.

Now, along with attaining his dream of outfitting “popular culture icon” Kardashian, Wallace’s fits have been noticed on dozens of different celebs — and been featured in the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit subject almost 100 instances to this point, on bathing beauties together with Ashley Graham and Emily Ratajkowski.

However he’s not resting on his laurels.

“In the future I might like to work with Rihanna — that’s somebody who’s on my want listing. And naturally, Beyoncé; these are my prime two,” Wallace informed us. “I might like to collaborate with their very own manufacturers, like do some Haus of PinkLemonaid for Fenty or Haus of PinkLemonaid for Ivy Park.”

And talking of the dangerous gal, he’s additionally wanting to work along with her beau.

“I might like to see A$AP Rocky in a Speedo; that’ll be ‘couple targets’ for me. I simply began [designing for] males; I’ve a basic Speedo transient and basic shorts as properly,” he stated.

“To decorate Rihanna and A$AP Rocky … it may be ‘Trend Killa’ half two,” he added, referring to the rapper’s wildly fashionable 2013 video starring his now-girlfriend.

However in the end, irrespective of who’s sporting his fits, the Black and Filipino designer desires shoppers to really feel attractive and assured — even godlike — irrespective of their form or measurement.

“My feminine clients, I name them sirens, and my male clients I name Adonises,” Wallace stated.

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