Designing a swimwear line involves many aspects. One must love fashion, swimwear and modesty in order to genuinely create a garment that suits all those needs. At, the top of the list is listening to what our customers would like to wear.
What makes them feel happy and comfortable? Dressing modestly can be a challenge for many ladies and girls especially at the beach. As founder and head designer of Aqua Modesta, my job is to make sure our customers feel good about themselves and what they are wearing at all times. The styles and silhouettes we choose have to be in proportion to their varied shapes. High quality swimwear must have maximum function and move with her body in any water activity that she prefers to do. She may wear it for swimming laps in a pool or ocean or uses it for boating, hiking and water skiing. Our lady lifeguards need to have utmost ease in performing their jobs of jumping into and out of the water with our swimwear line.
Therefore I design with fabric in mind at all times. Quality swimwear must have four way stretch, dry quick and be a decent weight so it does not cling too tight when wet. That would defeat the purpose of modest swimwear. All our swimwear is made of UV rated 50 plus for maximum sun protection. The fabric colors must be steadfast fashionable yet modest. Animal prints or bright flashy colors would not do for a genuine modest dresser. That is why every print in the Aqua Modesta line is designed exclusively for us. Prints when chosen properly can be a most effective tool in designing. At times the print will be a terrific enhancement to one’s shape or form. Our solid colors are rich and deep, trendy without compromising modesty.
The next step is sketching the actual designs we intend on creating. After thorough introspection, choosing the styles that will be made into patterns. Our expert patternmakers will then create an original pattern to make a sample from. After overseeing all details are correct they go into production at our factory in the USA. Swimwear made in the USA is of the very highest quality in craftsmanship and is made to last for more than just one season.
We are very proud of the fact that our line contributes to this country. Being the pioneer in the modest swimwear industry and creating a most unique line of modest swimwear gives me the utmost joy as a designer. Seeing the joyous faces of our satisfied customers gives me the ultimate high. B”H, I have been truly blessed to combine my love of modesty with my love of fashion for more than a decade now.
B’’HDraping class at FIT taught me how important precision is. Draping gives three dimensional form to an idea of a garment. In Draping one uses a fabric called Muslin (a very low priced somewhat stiff fabric). It would be too costly to use any other material for practice. However; once you have the correct version [...]
B’’HIn my previous blog you read how I came about designing my line of modest swimwear called Aqua Modesta. In the next few blogs I want to describe a little bit of my fashion design training at FIT (acronym for Fashion Institute of Technology) known as one of the top design schools in NYC. [...]