STYLE & BEAUTY
06/07/2010 10:53 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lorenzo Martone 'Nycked': Marc Jacobs' Boyfriend Set To Launch Swimwear Line

Marc Jacobs's boyfriend Lorenzo Martone might be giving the designer a run for his money--and fashions! Martone is set to launch a line of women's swimsuits as part of his Nycked label. Nycked is pronounced "nicked," FYI, not "naked," as we were tempted to assume.

WWD reports:

The debut collection includes flourishes such as swimsuits adorned with heat-bonded foil sequins, oversize decorative bows in ciré Lycra, bold corset lacing and lingerie-inspired lace peeking out of demi-cut bikini tops. The key color themes are black, white and red, with nude mesh overlays on some designs. The brand's logo is a geometric bat, based on an origami construction.

The collection will be comprised of 20 styles, priced from $120 to $130 and will go on sale in November.

Martone says he didn't have any help from Jacobs, explaining, "Relationships are hard enough without mixing business into them. I don't advise mixing the personal and professional."