Get ready for some serious travel inspiration as you browse our interview with Anna-Maria, the designer and founder of iconic swimwear brand @sommer.swim. From the most beautiful beaches in the world that you shouldn't miss to the ultimate swimwear care tips and the models she'd love to shoot next, keep on reading to get all the gossip!
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tbs | What made you start Sommer Swim and what was your intention behind it?
To be honest it was almost accidental. I started making swim samples for myself to wear - pieces that resonated with my own personal style that could be worn both on holiday in Europe or while lounging by the pool at home. My goal has always been to create pieces that were different and added a level of glamour to the swim market, while still offering comfort and making the wearer feel confident and sexy.
tbs | Bikini or swimsuit? And why!
Bikini. I think a two piece is the essence of Sommer Swim, especially when you can mix and match our prints and block colours to create a unique look. Have you seen the Riviera paired with Hot Mustard? Hot!
tbs | What sets Sommer Swim apart from other swimwear brands?
I think staying true to our brand identity and visual aesthetic has allowed us to grow while keeping our original followers and day one customers on board. While our brand is evolving, I think the key elements such as shiny Italian lycra, high cut bottoms and daring but classic cuts have helped shape Sommer Swim to become a recognisable brand in the swimwear industry.
tbs | What are your favorite beaches all over the world?
Tulum beaches are hard to beat. Clifton 2 in Cape Town is definitely worth a mention and Cala D’Hort in Ibiza - dreamy!
tbs | What are the next swimwear trends you cannot miss?
We can’t give any trade serets away, but rest assured we have some very exciting must-have colours and styles launching soon... we can’t wait for the reveal – stay tuned!