Tori Praver grew up on the sunny beaches of Maui, surfing and swimming in the waves of the island paradise. Her childhood experience led to a lifelong love of the beach lifestyle and provided the passion to launch her eponymous swimwear collection. Today, a successful swimwear designer and model, she knows just what women want in order to feel confident and comfortable. She has channeled her expertise into an alluring and functional line of separates, one pieces, and cover-ups that have women strutting down the beach and launching into the waves.
Being whisked by the wind is how Tori envisions her life—always traveling and wandering at the loving mercy of the open road. All of Tori’s collections are influenced by the many exotic travels she has been blessed with and each of their unique cultures and gorgeous scenery. When designing the swim collection each season, Tori designs with her own style in mind – versatility is key. Her signature ruching technique, which is key to the collection’s fit and form to the body, is implimented throughout the line. Tori’s love of surfing and being active on the beach, coupled with her sophisticated eye for detail, inspired by the talented designers she’s worked with in her modeling career have provided the backbone of this versatile, chic brand.
Tori’s collection has been featured in top publications including Sports Illustrated, Elle, Vogue, W, and InStyle, and has been spotted on the beach bodies of Hollywood favorites like Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, LeAnn Rimes, and Marisa Miller.
Tori Praver Swimwear is available in luxury department stores, specialty boutiques and online at Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, net-a-porter and Shopbop.com.
“I'm free as a bird and the ideas come from my heart. See you at the beach!" xo Tori
This is the first of five clips including a running commentary to Gaspar Noe's I STAND ALONE. The commentary track recorded in June 2009 by Simon Abrams (http://extendedcut.blogspot.com/) and Michal Oleszczyk (http://oleszczyk.blogspot.com/). It's a work of criticism and cinephilia, not intended to infringe upon any copyright.