BEST of LUXURY
Luxury is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to the luxury lifestyle, we like to think that we know a thing or two.
One glance, and you know a dress or bikini is the work of Zimmermann. Founded in 1991 by Australian sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, the dynamic label stays true to its original vision: sophisticated femininity, strong silhouettes, clever color combinations and delicate original prints.Quickly they gained a strong and loyal following - smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and clever cutting.
Gottex, the iconic swimwear brand, was established in 1956 and since its birth has always been associated with quality, fashionable and glamorous apr?s wear. Since its creation Gottex has been, and still remains to be the key brand on retailers' vendor matrixes, and is showcased at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week, where it is seen as a fashion leader in swimwear.
Designer Lisa Moore made a splash in the swimwear industry when she released Cover, the first line of clothing and swimwear that focused on UV sun protection. Every swimsuit created by cover is certified 50+ UPF, and can withstand significant wash and wear while still maintaining protection. Based on the same body suits worn by ballerinas, this line is beautiful, effective, and helps to support the Melanoma Research Alliance.
Sauvage collections are sold as separates, so matching the right top and bottom has never been easier. Coordinating cover-ups, sarongs, tunics, dresses, shoes and more help fashionable ladies customize their beach looks. Every piece is unique and the designs are hardly ordinary. Donning a Sauvage suit is bound to make a woman stand out on the beach. A San Diego native, Elizabeth and partner Simon, established Sauvage Swimwear in San Diego and are proud to design and manufacture all of their swimwear products in the USA.
Sleek sensuality and soft sophistication are showcased in the stunning swim designs from Barcelona native Andres Sarda. Sarda creates swimwear with smart elegance, feminine edge and subtle Spanish flair. Subtle detailing throughout both his luxury lingerie and swimwear reflect a pool of knowledge garnered from a family connected to textile companies since the late 19th century. This exclusive swimwear has continued to stay true to Sarda's design philosophy of combining function, style and comfort in a luxurious fashion.
A New York girl at heart, fashion designer Mara Hoffman hails from Buffalo and her business is currently based in Manhattan. Possessing an unlimited passion for creativity, the former dancer got her big break in fashion when Sex and the City Costume Designer Patricia Field, already known for being an innovator, stopped Hoffman on the streets of the East Village to compliment her outfit. The Mara Hoffman swim collections consist of playful bikinis, sexy one-pieces, dashiki cover-ups and casual, multi-functional dresses, all in the brand's signature prints and bold colors.
Lee + Lani
Fun, flirty and undeniably sexy, Lee+Lani's glamorous swimwear collection is ready to hit the beach, bringing with it just a little bit of attitude. From slinky two pieces to low-cut one pieces, the designs are intricate, yet versatile enough for all shapes, sizes and sun-filled locales. The edgy styles and curve-hugging fits have women around the world exuding nothing but confidence, whether on a yacht in the South of France or poolside in Miami.
V i X
Sophisticated fashionistas all over the world have been spotted wearing luxe bikinis and bohemian chic cover ups from ViX since designer Paula Hermanny stepped onto the swim scene in 1998. ViX's sexy collection of resort wear for women features some of the most forward-thinking spins on beach fashion today. The swimsuit line shines, incorporating super-hot tortoiseshell details and cutting-edge materials like resin to accentuate ViX's trademark leather and gold accessories. The ViX collections include a number of flowy beach cover ups and dresses, sarongs, hats, bags and sandals, perfect for the pool and the palapa alike. ViX has a long roster of celebrity fans and has additionally been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, InStyle, People, and Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition.
Based on a the concept of a truly international woman, Dorothée Goroneskoul created DO as a way of connecting every woman that wears her designs to the world. Based upon the photography of Helmut Newton and other famous European artists, DO provides customers with a wide range of graphic, beautiful, and ultimately super wearable pieces.
Once called the "Ferrari of the bikini world" by British Vogue after their release in 1999, Melissa Odabash has been shaking up the luxury swimwear world ever since. Her sexy, yet elegant designs epitomize the glamorous lifestyle of a true jet setter. Seen on stars from Paris Hilton to Kate Moss, these bikinis introduce a lot more fabulous into every wardrobe.