What goes into a $6,000 swimsuit (above)?
For this Singaporean mother-and-daughter team, it was a week’s worth of designing and adding Swarovski crystals by painstakingly hand-sewing them onto the swimsuit.
The suit will make its debut at next weekend’s FTV Beach Party, a showcase of high fashion swimwear that has made waves in Dubai and Monte Carlo.
Ms Esther Loh, 27, and her mother, Ms Christina Ho, 50, are the team behind Inner Desire, an online business started three years ago that designs and sells swimwear, lingerie and sleepwear. They are sold for between $34 and $120.