For over 25 years, world-renowned designer Karla Colletto has redefined swimwear with every collection by using the latest innovations in synthetic fabrics and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques. Season after season, she blends this future forward thinking with her signature sense of whimsy to create designs that stretch the boundaries of swimwear.
The road to synthetic prominence began in 1981 when accomplished designer Karla Colletto joined with her partner-in-fashion, Lisa Rovan to start their own design company creating custom pieces ranging from sportswear to bridal gowns. Noticing a gap in the contemporary swimwear market, the company decided to apply their fine tailoring, modern lines and couture aesthetic to swimsuit design. In 1987, they sold their first, ground-breaking collection to Saks Fifth Avenue. And the following season, glimpsed their swimsuits in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman.
By manufacturing each piece in-house to ensure a dressmaker-like quality and using only the most luxurious materials, Karla Colletto quickly created an haute niche for themselves in the market. It wasn’t long before the fashion elite and fashionistas alike discovered their bold, new world of aquatic couture.
Throughout the years, Karla Colletto’s swimsuits have been featured in a myriad of prestigious fashion publications like Vogue, InStyle, Sports Illustrated, Elle, and CR Fashion Book. Their daring designs have been worn by well-known celebrities including Beyoncé on the cover of Shape, Kim Kardashian on the cover of Dujour and Serena Williams on the pages of Essence.
Karla Colletto’s collections can be found on the racks of upscale retailers Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Everything But Water, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. And also on top fashion websites Net-a-porter, Neiman-Marcus and Shopbop.
Even after 25 years, Karla Colletto continues to manufacture all of their swimsuits in America ensuring that each synthetic masterpiece is impeccably crafted down to the last detail. Season after season, new innovative textile after new innovative manufacturing technique, Karla Colletto continues to defy the swimwear status quo and make women around the world feel fashionably fabulous donning little more than a swimsuit.