BEST of LUXURY
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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.
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.
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.
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.
La Perla is internationally acclaimed as the leader in fine lingerie and now swimwear. Recognized for their exquisite level of taste, sophistication and quality that is unparalleled. Defined by artistic mastery, steeped in historical traditions of culture and craftsmanship and notorious for their uncompromising perfection, La Perla has been the choice for the most cultivated and sophisticated women of the world since their birth in the early 1940's.
Through the use of bold, colorful patterns and sensual silhouettes, Parah Swimwear exposes the alluring vixen within every woman. With a magnetic ability to captivate onlookers, Parah designs show-stopping swimsuits meant to inspire uninhibited style and poise. Each graphic piece is crafted in true Italian flair, using luxurious fabrics, details and adornments to continuously create unique and edgy collections. With untamed patterns and chic designs, Parah Swimwear is made for the confident woman who is nothing short of fierce.
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.
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.
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.
OYE, which stands for Open Your Eyes, is a brand that specializes in a little otherworldly edge. Twin sisters and Istanbul residents Ayca and Zeynep Sadikoglu began creating swimwear for themselves, only to have it catch like wildfire among friends and strangers alike. Their atelier specializes in creating a luxurious, high quality swim suit with an international flair - echoing their own lives spent around the globe.
Sleek sexy modernity meets classic French chic for luxurious iconic brand Eres. Continuing to revolutionize the designer swimwear world with unparalleled style, swim means bold clean lines and standout design at Eres. Blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary, Eres creates an iconic style never before seen: bold, clean-lined collections that exude purity and femininity. With unsurpassed technique and craftsmanship, Eres manipulates the most luxurious materials to design a sculpted, yet comfortable, design aesthetic. This signature method, combined with an obsession for perfection, enables Eres to create swimwear that is a testimony to the brands innovative vision.
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.
Aqua Di Lara
Aqua Di Lara by award-winning designer, Reyhan Sofraci, is one of designer swimwear's most celebrated names. The Aqua Di Lara line was created to enhance the beauty of the feminine form with its original yet sophisticated styles made to be wearable both in and out of the water. For Aqua Di Lara, luxury means not only high-style but also high-quality and manufacturing excellence.
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.
Inspired by the ultra-feminine lace lingerie designs of their grandfather, sisters Anémone and Caroline Anthon created Albertine as a continuation of a longtime family trade. Known for their silhouettes that can go from beach side to boardwalk in a pinch, Albertine epitomizes femininity. With flounce cuts, watercolors, and floral patterns as a regular part of design repertoire, you can rely on Albertine to bring you the best of luxury swimwear.