Ava Max Takes This Summer’s Hottest Bikini Trends to Extremes on the Riviera


Fashion today is a mix of surprises, maximumist flourishes, surrealism, and surprising details. Why limit yourself to a floral print? Your garment can actually take the shape of a real flower. That could be revolutionary.

Faux flowers and rosettes have been everywhere this summer—from the busts of Met Gala gowns to the bottom of Loewe’s signature high heels. This summer, the rosette style has become a popular trend in swimwear. Ava Max is a pop star.

After her appearance in the star-studded Barbie soundtrack and deep in the midst of the European leg of her first headlining tour (fittingly titled “On Tour (Finally)”), Max took some time to relax in Cannes and bask in the sun of the French Riviera at the Carlton Cannes. Magda Butrym Bikini in fiery red fabric accented with pink rose buds. The headline feature, of course, was the top’s major rosette detailing. Max wore a white linen pair of beach pants with a Chanel belt in tan to relax on the balcony of her hotel. What else is there to wear in Cannes during the summer?

A few days later, Max found herself a country over in Italy, this time in another swimsuit interpolation of a major current trend—the cutout and mesh style that’s taken over so many red carpets. While Max’s suit provided full coverage, the basketweave detailing gave a peekaboo illusion. We’re not sure if Max left her hair straightener in France, but for the second leg of her trip, the Diamonds & Dancefloors Star left her hair curly.

She did manage to take a few pictures with a piece of fruit, whatever the reason.

Max has been concentrating on providing a steady stream of dance floor bops since her breakthrough single “Sweet (But Psycho)” was released in 2018—and the fashion world has taken notice. She attended her Met Gala debut in May in a bridal-inspired look from Christian Siriano. At the Barbie premiere, she stunned with a two-piece blue Monot set. We can expect to see more European designers in the near future. “I finally understand the Italian lifestyle now,” she captioned one of her posts. “I think I’ll move here.”