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Toronto swimwear company, Minnow Bathers, draws inspiration from youth and romance, reflecting a keen interest in the nostalgia of youth, summer rebellion, and first loves. Minnow experiments with the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, modesty and sexuality in their collections. They pair bold colours and vibrant patterned fabrics with classic designs to create pieces which exist as both vintage and contemporary in design. Minnow’s collections also demonstrate a love of craftmanship and the handmade; constructing each piece by hand.

Minnow Bathers is the vision of best friends Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack. Their bathers can be purchased all over the world including Penny Arcade (Toronto, ON), Mandrake and Willow (Victoria, AUS), and Dalaga (New York, NY). They have been featured in such publications as The Fader Magazine, The National Post, BUST Magazine, and Fa…

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  • Joined July 25, 2009

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About

Toronto swimwear company, Minnow Bathers, draws inspiration from youth and romance, reflecting a keen interest in the nostalgia of youth, summer rebellion, and first loves. Minnow experiments with the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, modesty and sexuality in their collections. They pair bold colours and vibrant patterned fabrics with classic designs to create pieces which exist as both vintage and contemporary in design. Minnow’s collections also demonstrate a love of craftmanship and the handmade; constructing each piece by hand.

Minnow Bathers is the vision of best friends Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack. Their bathers can be purchased all over the world including Penny Arcade (Toronto, ON), Mandrake and Willow (Victoria, AUS), and Dalaga (New York, NY). They have been featured in such publications as The Fader Magazine, The National Post, BUST Magazine, and Fashion Magazine.

Karen Donaldson acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Costume Studies at Dalhousie University and has honed her design and tailoring skills as an independent costumer. She is currently studying to be a textile conservator.

Vanessa Warrack studied Fashion Design at LaSalle College in Montreal. Warrack also designs a line of vintage inspired lingerie, Bully Boy, acclaimed for high waisted panties and bras in mesh with doom cloud and tie dye accents.

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