Make a splash with Cannonball Swimwear
Photos by Antonio Pantoja
Selecting the perfect swimsuit doesn’t have to be a burden, especially when a designer considers fit, style, comfort, versatility and longevity. Cannonball Swimwear — handcrafted by Louisville resident Laura Patterson — offers a line of suits and rash guards (longer-sleeved tops) that can be used in or around the water and incorporated into your street style, too. A dressmaker who honed her skills after learning from her mother and grandmother, Laura’s is a legacy of southern fashion and craftsmanship.
An added bonus with each of Laura’s pieces: nearly all are reversible, which means the sky is the limit as you swim in style.
“Cannonball is a celebration of the hard work and fine detail my family prides itself upon paired with the modern and adventurous sensibilities of today. I’m inspired by my exotic travels to India, sunny surfing trips to Central America and yearly pilgrimages to the romantic paradise of Maui,” she explained. “I’m humbled by the love and support my family continues to offer me as I pursue my dreams — and it really is my dream — to make inspiring swimwear that reflects passion for good living and fine quality and certainly my wish for you that you love your body in all that you wear.”
(left) Model Iris Gloria Mattingly is wearing a red floral halter top ($100) and red floral bottom ($90), both by Cannonball Swimwear.
(right) Model Iris Gloria Mattingly is wearing off-the-shoulder ruffle top ($100) and high-waist tropical bottoms ($90), both by Cannonball Swimwear.
Model Iris Gloria Mattingly is wearing a red and white ruffle sleeve top ($110) and red and white high-waist bottom ($90), both by Cannonball Swimwear.
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13 E. Market St. in New Albany 812.944.4050 Swimsuits
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