Swimwear Exclusive: A Karla Colletto Tour de Force

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Inspired by an iconic image of model Peggy Moffitt’s 1960’s look fused with designer Rudi Gernreich’s avant-garde style. In his mod swimsuit, black bands entwine a bold red to form graphic cutouts. Known for defying the boundaries of design, Karla Colletto revitalized the look with strong cutouts, crisscrossing bands, and unparalleled structural elements to master a form that is both chic and sensual.

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Explore this gallery for details on the 30th Anniversary Collection

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Photo Courtesy of Everything But Water

 

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Sketch By Karla Colletto

 

 

The Karla Colletto Spring/Summer 2015 Swim Collection

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It’s 2015 and there’s so much to celebrate! For one thing, there’s the fact that after nearly 30 years, Karla Colletto suits are still #KCMadeInAmerica of the finest imported materials! We’ve never been prouder to bring you high quality one- and two-piece designs, all smartly constructed, whimsically imagined, and made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber to ensure high performance, fast recovery, and a comfortable and flattering fit.

Our Spring/Summer 2015 styles come alive in a star quality campaign shot by Dean Alexander and art directed by Design Army. We’ve taken the best and boldest of last season’s retro-eclectic Americana to a new level: clean silhouettes, graphic edges, and great pops of color to highlight the true star of the season: You!

Treat yourself to three new groups, available in all-American hues like watermelon, malibu, spring, mahogany, or nickel. The Strappy group calls to mind 1960s bathing beauties with crisp accented bands and water ballet-esque silhouettes. The Linked group is sleek and contemporary, with cool stainless steel rings in a unique open pattern—an update to a classic Karla style. The Textured Stripe group is elegant and streamlined, working the stripes to create graphic, yet sophisticated angles.

The much-anticipated “Swim At Your Own Risk” collaboration with Design Army is back with even more bite from now until the end of the season. Other bestsellers like the Twist, Powernet, and Draped Fringe will also return in new colors. Print groups like Gingham, Hologram, and Leopard Lace-up will continue to be available while supplies last.

Raise your glasses, take your marks, step into those spotlights! This season is about what’s kept us going strong all these years. It’s about #KCMadeInAmerica. It’s about you! Show us your Karla style by tagging @karlacolletto #karlacolletto #KCMadeInAmerica and you might just get a repost!

This is going to be a Spring/Summer season to remember!

 

Featuring Lena Ashikhmina (Muse NYC). Art direction by Design Army. Photography by Dean Alexander. Hair/Makeup by Dale Johnson. Styling by Rodney E. Hall.

 

Featured in: Kingfisher Calendar 2015

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Behold these stunning looks from the 2015 Kingfisher calendar. Last year was our first year featured in the calendar; this year, we have the privilege of having not one, but three looks gracing the glossy pages. Shot by celebrated photographer Atul Kasbekar in Bodrum, Turkey’s most gorgeously exotic resort spots, this year’s calendar exudes intense energy and color.
Models (Sarah Jane Dias and Elena Fernandes shown above) were styled by Harpers Bazaar India editors Nupur Mehta Puri and Mohit Rai. Makeup by Kapil Bhalla. Hair by Apeni George.

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WINNER!

“Escándalo: A Cruise 2014 film by Karla Colletto”

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Some exciting news in the world of fashion film festivals!

Remember our Cruise 2014 film “Escándalo”?
One year later and it’s still generating quite the international buzz!
The film was first nominated for Best Fashion Film and Best Makeup at The Berlin Fashion Film Festival in July. It was also shown as part of Miami’s Fashion Film Festival earlier this month and WON for Best Fashion Short! Just this past week, “Escándalo” was shown as a nomination for Best Film and Best Cinematography at the London Fashion Film Festival and WON for Best Editing at the Milan Fashion Film Festival!!

Watch the film here if you haven’t seen it! It’s gotten over 20K views on Vimeo/YouTube!

Great job to Dean Alexander Photography, Design Army, and the rest of our amazing team for this film!! Can’t wait to make another!

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On Friday, August 22, our friends at Design Army hosted a late summer pool party and fashion event at Capitol Skyline Hotel to celebrate the launch of our very special Karla Colletto X Design Army “Swim At Your Own Risk” capsule collection.

The soiree was a success, with over 200 guests including some of DC’s most fashionable. The night’s “lifeguards on duty” were models from T.H.E. Artist Agency, sporting pieces from the capsule collection and striking their best poses for Kate Warren, the official event photographer. Cool tunes from DJ Paul Thornley of U.S. Royalty and a screening of everyone’s favorite Jaws help set the mood as guests mingled over Corona-ritas and custom “Swim At Your Own Risk” cookie pops by Occasions Caterers. Guests wrestled inflatable alligators in the pool and got silly at the photo booth provided by Onomonomedia. Event photographers from a Guest of a Guest, Brightest Young Things, and DC Hot Spots were also on the scene to capture the night’s highlights.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, as well as our friends and sponsors: T H E Artist Agency, Occasions Caterers, Amaryllis, Inc. Floral + Event Design, OnomonoMEDIA, LLC, Everything But Water, Kate Warren, and of course Design Army. See some snaps from the event below (photos by Kate Warren):

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For more photos and press from the event, see the below or check the #KCxDA hashtag on Instagram–part of a contest to win a “Swim At Your Own Risk” sweatshirt (contest now closed):

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Hot off the press

In case you missed it… we love these editorial shots from May and June magazines. Gets us in the mood for summer!

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Vogue UK, June 2014 featuring Kate Upton. Styled by Lucinda Chambers, shot by Mario Testino

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Elle UK, June 2014 featuring Lais Ribeiro. Styled by Anne Marie Curtis, shot by Enrique Badulescu

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The Daily Summer, May 2014 featuring Gigi Hadid. Styled by Anna Katsanis, shot by Gilles Bensimon

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GQ, May 2014 featuring Amy Schumer. Styled by Ashley Weston, shot by Danielle Levitt

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L’Officiel Ukraine, May 2014 featuring Viktoriya Sasonkina. Styled by Anna Katsanis, shot by Takahiro Ogawa

 

 

 

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As seen on A Bikini a Day!

In case you missed it, A Bikini A Day featured us again as their Bikini of the Week this past Tuesday! Tash Oakley rocks our black Transparent bikini from the Cruise 2014 collection! Find this suit online at Nic Del Mar.

Click here to see the original post. For other colors or similar styles, leave a comment and a member of our customer service team can direct you to a retailer.

 

Bikini of the Day!

 

See our Contrast monokini in white/black on A Bikini A Day‘s Devin Brugman today! This suit has never looked more smoking hot! You can buy this suit at Nic Del Mar.

Click here to see the original post. For other colors or similar styles, leave a comment and a member of our customer service team can direct you to a retailer.

Video featured on Refinery29!

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Hey we’ll take the compliment! See post here.

 

Featured on Trendland

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Thanks so much to Trendland for this blurb on our new Cruise 2014 video. See the original post here.

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