Carolina Ganan is the designer behind Airavata swimwear, a brand of swimsuits for special occasions that offers an authentic and avant-garde style, capturing the most precious and delicate artisan and graphic work with a high aesthetic sense. Airavata takes pride in their hand-crafted embroidery that makes each garment unique and unrepeatable. The embroidery process can take several days per garment and requires the hands and hearts of several women, among them, inmates of el Pedregal Prison located in Medellin, who through craftsmanship get rehabilitated into society.
Created in Colombia, OndadeMar is a luxury swimwear brand that has set new fashion trends by designing swimwear & apparel with a subtle latin flair & high quality standards. The brand has been featured in the editorials & interior pages of the most in-style fashion magazines. OndadeMar’s products are known for their style, originality & premium quality. The company ensures an exclusive & unique look required by fashion & resort passionate people around the world. Their swimwear is meticulously designed, inspired by a laid-back, sophisticated beach lifestyle.
Catalina Álvarez & Mariana Hinestroza are the masterminds behind agua bendita. In 2003, these two Colombian women decided to follow their passion for design & created a brand of unique & exclusive swimsuits. They wanted to tell their story to the world & show what Colombia is about through the mixture of details, contemporary design & handicrafts. Agua bendita’s garments are the result of combining the passion of the designers & the original artisan work of hundreds of Colombian women.
Ancora was born in 2013, from the union of a creative mind & one with unexplored ideas. Since its creation, ancora has been characterized by pioneering as a conceptual brand that specializes in giving an elegant, classy & innovative lifestyle for women. Their products are differentiated by the exclusivity of their prints & original cuts & designs. Every product is 100% colombian made. Ancora remains at the forefront of urban fashion trends which are applied in each piece.
Almamia swimwear is designed to highlight the femininity of a women’s silhouette. The colombian brand incorporates special details like charms & gold stitching into their designs, creating a romantic yet sophisticated style. More than 80 women from Medellin, Colombia work on the production of their swimwear & their talent can be admired in the attention to detail. Almamia’s design team creates the exclusive designs, prints & accessories & these women, with their experience & expertise, bring these creations to life.
The milonga woman is characterized for being adventurous, casual, modern, & independent. This colombian brand’s designs are inspired in the simplicity of a woman that knows how to enjoy each moment in life, with a “boho chic” style, stimulated by her love for the sun, the beach & the ocean. Milonga only uses high quality fabrics, mainly from colombia, with hanmade details made by local artisan’s that give their garments a special touch.
Cynthia Oldham created Palmarosa in 2004 in Medellín, Colombia & later in 2008, partnered with her daughter Maria del Mar to create what palmarosa is today, a brand with a bohemian, sophisticated & romantic feeling & subtle latin flair. the brand is strongly influenced by the beauty of Colombia; its colors, culture & diversity have helped create a very unexpected mixture of prints & textures that have characterized palmarosa since its early beginnings. Palmarosa is always looking to satisfy women’s necessities to feel comfortable but at the same time sexy, glamorous & sophisticated.
Peixoto swimwear, created by colombian born mauricio esquenazi, stands for nostalgia & classic beauty. it is an ode to a time when women carried themselves in a way that captivated men in a subtle & delicate manner, leaving things up to the imagination. this sensual form of interaction is what peixoto is all about. it seduces through mystery, sophistication and elegance, without giving it all away at first glance. the designer’s style is influenced by his family ties, travels and extensive exposure to various cultures.
Founded in bogota in 2006, owners Mónica Echeverri & Carlos Laverde believe the colombian culture is reflected in the work of artisans who reveal their traditions through handmade pieces. saha promotes this practice by honoring the colombian identity & supporting vulnerable communities, including their beautiful art in saha’s designs. behind each of their handmade pieces there is a woman working to remake her life & leave the past behind. saha designs from functional & clean silhouettes, stamping in combinations that generate impact & give a unique value to handmade details by the indigenous people of Colombia.