Red Star Collection Swimsuit models, Joia Talbott, AJ Love, and Cole Woods promise to bring the heat this winter. When three of the hottest chocolate, melanin toned, models posed for a photo on the beach, no one could have imagined the amount of attention the photo would spark.
Last spring, former pro basketball player turned model, Cole Woods and models Joia Talbott and AJ Love each stripped down then slipped into KenteKini swimsuits fashioned by designer, Red of the Los Angeles based Red Star Swimsuit Collection .
Posing seated in the sand on the beaches of a far way land, the three ladies were captured in a timeless shot wearing the intricately handmade swimwear infused with African, Kente, Ankara, and dashiki cloth. The photo went viral after Woods shared a post via Twitter. Swimsuit fans and those intrigued with African inspired fashions just couldn’t get enough of the models and the swimsuits with authentic African prints.
The Red Star Collection and its chocolate skinned models boosts the popularity of African inspired fashions. The popularity of the dashiki pattern and the traditional Kente fabrics from Ghana have been positively received and has become more mainstream. Expect to see plenty of these swimsuits as chocolate skinned women bring the heat this winter and sizzle this summer!
— Cole Woods (@MissColeWoods) April 23, 2016