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Atome Collection
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Atome Collection

‘Sexy, carefree and a little wild…’

Our first foray into swimwear, a long time coming but truly worth waiting for…fuelled by the magical energy of the ocean, the perfect rhythm of sunrises and sunsets and our love of sun-kissed, far flung adventures. Sensuous, slinky and bold, each piece capturing the irresistible feeling of an endless summer.

This collection draws on the same threads that are woven through Rat & Boa’s DNA - the powerful pull of nature and all its elements, our enduring wanderlust, the magnetic pull of sun-filled days and steamy nights in the tropics…the effortless ease and provocative undertones of summer.

From Rio to Ibiza, each bikini is inspired by the spirit of one of our favourite destinations and designed to be styled in as many ways as you can dream up. From barely-there string bikinis to ruched cups with a little more coverage and a unique shape – and vibrantly printed sarongs for you to mix and match with your favourite swimwear - pair them with a golden glow, layers of jewellery and the spirit of summer.

Love,

Valentina & Stephanie

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Muse

The understated sexiness of Helena Christensen in the video for Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ - all perfectly mussed hair, undone nineties beauty and seductive undertones.

Style notes

For an alternative look, layer colourful beads with your favourite gold. More is more.

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Feeling

Easy and effortless, grounded with a flash of glamour, feminine, free-spirited and ready for anything.

Name

We discovered that Jacques Heim created the first bikini in Paris in 1932 and named it the Atome. It felt like the perfect name for the collection - Atome sounds like atomic which means to create energy, and a sexy-fuelled energy was exactly what we wanted to bring to our first swimwear! We also thought that the name conjured the image of a sexy bombshell which is what we want women to feel like in our swimwear, and what we tried to capture with our imagery.

Mood

Golden skin. Glittering waters. Hot nights. Hedonism. Freedom.

Palette and print

Abstract florals and intricate psychedelic prints. We started the collection by looking at the vibrant spectrum of colours and scales in beautiful close-up images of butterfly wings and each print stems from a reference to nature.

Nostalgia

Hans Feurer, Jacques Bourboulon, the beaches of Rio in the 70s.

Scent

Monoi and coconut Oil.

Playlist

‘Canoa’ by DJ Gregory.

Moment

Designing our first bikini together - it took many attempts to get that perfect fit.

Favourite pieces

V: The Amina Bikini - vibrant and playful, comfortable yet sexy. Style with an oversized white shirt for sunset.
S: The Baiana Sarong - I love the versatility of this piece. Wrap it around your head, waist or use it as a towel.
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