Basic Instincts

Our Basics collection is starting to ship now! You’ll love the Early Cruise 2015 collection’s bright, classic palette. Our constructed and unconstructed one-pieces come in 12 colors this season, from show stopping red to dazzling jade green to staple neutral tones black, navy, chocolate… And don’t forget about our Basic coverups. The new funnel dress with pockets is a delightful 60s throwback, perfect for throwing over your favorite Karla Colletto suit.

Basic One-Piece (Constructed) Collection • V-neck flounce suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Basic One-Piece (Constructed) Collection • V-neck smart suit by #karlacolletto #earlycruise2015

Basic One-Piece (Unconstructed) Collection • low plunge halter suit by #karlacolletto #earlycruise2015

asic Coverups Collection • funnel neck dress by #karlacolletto #earlycruise2015

 

Where in the World?

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It’s soon to be that time of year for choosing the destination for our Cruise 2015 Swim Collection shoot and this brutal winter has given us some serious wanderlust! Where should we go?! Share your thoughts with us or visit our “Beaches and Getaways” board on Pinterest to see some of the paradises we’re dreaming of!

 

You’re Invited: Spring Trunk Shows

It’s been a frigid winter here in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast. A little difficult to think about swimsuit shopping at the moment, I’ll give you that. But in the chance that you’re one of those people fed up enough by single digit wind chills and school cancellations that you’ve just hit the “buy” button on that Groupon voucher to the Bahamas, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for these select few trunk shows on the Spring radar:

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Shirley & Company 11-4pm
42 Greenfield Ave
Ardmore, PA

Coming in May… (DATES TBA)

Everything But Water
1060 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Meet Karla at this event!!

Everything But Water
The Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ
Meet Karla at this event!!

Fun & games by Karla Colletto

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The journey of Cruise 2014’s wanderlust It-girl continues with the Early Cruise 2015 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto. One minute she’s off to the races in this season’s classic, but vibrant palette. The next minute she’s a master of disguise in deep, mysterious hues. Who can keep up?

We’ve introduced a few new elements to give Cruise 2014 styles a fresh look just in time for spring! For example, the Contrast group now sports Pinstripe accents, while Trapunto is a new play on several classic Karla bestsellers combined. What else could be more perfect for our fearless female on the lam than our all-new Camo group? A second new group, Punchout, combines bold colors and laser-cut perforated details for a look that is all heroine. Enjoy this season’s many sporty racers and high-necks with comfortable and flattering fit for an active lifestyle.

The Early Cruise 2015 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto is available now through July. View the entire collection here and let the games begin.

January styles to start the year off right!

Happy New Year! 2014 may be off to a rather arctic start, but don’t forget that some of the hottest groups from our Cruise 2014 collection are hitting stores this month! Perfect timing, considering you’re probably booking that impromptu cruise to *insert someplace warm* right about now…

Flora, Positive/Negative, and Scuba styles are the perfect balance of sporty-chic and sexy It-girl with a touch of Wonderland to boot. Visit our collection pages to view all styles in each of these fab groups!

Flora collection • V-neck tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Positive/Negative collection • Zip front halter suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Scuba collection • V-neck zip front tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

 

 

 

The wait is over for November styles!

It’s November!! Tortoise, Patent, and Contrast groups are starting to ship out! View the collection tab to see what styles might be coming soon to a store near you!

Tortoise collection • Bandeau bikini by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Patent collection • Round neck tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Contrast collection • Contrast zip front swim vest and hip pant by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Opening doors: our new website!

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In case you haven’t noticed, our website and blog have a fresh new look! We’re SO excited to launch this new layout and hope you like it as much as we do!

We’ve made a few big changes. For the very first time, you can view the entire Cruise collection instead of just one style per group. We wanted to give our fans a front row look into what we offer from season to season BEFORE they end up in stores. Since we don’t have any flagship stores or e-commerce (yet) and the only way to get your hands on a Karla Colletto suit is through one of our retailers, creating a new social space will help us interact better with you. Fans now have the option of sharing collection images with friends or via social media channels. We also welcome your comments on our newly integrated blog. If you like what you see, speak up! It might just help ensure that it ends up in a store near you.

Another great feature on our site is for retailers and press only, but will hopefully make it simpler for those groups to access and acquire resources like linebook pdfs, image files, press release documents, etc.

Take a few minutes to explore and don’t forget to check out our Cruise 2014 video!

Escándalo!

Cruise 2014 Couture in Motion by Karla Colletto. Catch the story of our girl on the run in our brand new fashion film shot in Palm Springs.

Escándalo: a Cruise 2014 Fashion Film by Karla Colletto from Karla Colletto on Vimeo.
Concept and Design: Design Army
Music:  Le Parisienne Composer: Andrew Blaney [PRS]

Crew:
Creative Director: Pum Lefebure, Jake Lefebure  (Design Army)
Director / Cinematographer: Dean Alexander
Designers: Eileen Tjan, Charlene Sepentzis  (Design Army)
Editor: David Grossbach
Copywriter: Mark Welsh
Color Grade/Animation: Jeremy Stuart, Victor Uhal
Camera Assist: Rashid Belt
Prop Assistant: Wiola Marek
Hair/Make-up: Dale Johnson
Model: Zinta (Photogenics, LA)
Wardrobe stylist: Rodney E. Hall

View on YouTube

All Karla Colletto swimwear is made with Xtra Life LYCRA® and Sensitive® fabrics.
To learn more, visit Lycra.com and Sensitivefabrics.it/

Countdown to the Cruise 2014 video!

Do you remember the enchanting underwater video lookbook we did for Cruise 2013? The big reveal for Cruise 2014′s video is just weeks away! We can’t wait to share with you! You are sure to love it! Keep an eye out for the real countdown (hint: it’s sometime in October) and prepare yourselves for an ADVENTURE!

In the meantime, a walk down memory lane…

New Horizons

Last month, we celebrated the expansion of our manufacturing facility into a brand new wing. Having this new wing will allow us to better optimize our efficiency to bring you our high quality American-made swimwear as quickly as possible. It is always nice to hit milestones and we can only hope that this (albeit small) achievement is only a sign of good times to come! Here’s to starting the Cruise 2014 production season off with a bang!

Karla production factory
The bright and clean new space already feels like home (sans machinery)

August 1st champagne toast and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the entire Karla Colletto team!
August 1st champagne toast and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the entire Karla Colletto team!

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