Aguaclara was conceived in 1989 in Lima Peru, with great enthusiasm and a vision to design custom-made swimwear for the ‘real’ woman. The designers/creators, Liliana & Jorge Villalobos, originally produced hand-finished, one-off swimwear pieces in their small workshop for the Peruvian and Latin American markets. However Aguaclara soon became very popular and is now the leading swimwear Company in Peru producing more than 15,000 pieces a month, providing jobs for over 300 people, both in their factory and in 7 dedicated swimwear boutiques in Peru. They employ native Peruvians who undertake all the intricate embroidery and hand-finished work.
Although Aguaclara is also now one of the world market leaders in designer swimwear, Aguaclara still maintains its original roots by producing one-of-a-kind, hand-embroidered pieces using exclusively developed prints and hand-made natural accessories. These elements result in the brand’s outstanding feel, unique style and give an exotic feminine sensation to the wearer. Aguaclara is specially designed to enhance a real woman’s body to make her feel sexy and confident.
Aguaclara is now sold in some of the most exclusive boutiques in the world and is the favoured brand of many celebrities and stylists. The Aguaclara woman is 25 to 45 years of age, appreciates beauty, grace, style and glamour in equal measure.
About Aguaclara SS16
Inspired by her journey through the Amazonian roots, Creative Director, Liliana Villalobos, takes a leap to the magic of nature with her 2016 collection.
Liliana designs this collection enraptured by the energy and beauty that emanates form the natural world. This collection is centred on nature and also reflects the influence of other cultures: jungle sunsets, leafy palm trees, secret gardens, oriental cherry flowers, colourful butterfly wings, mystic dragons, precious stone cover turquoise rivers., suggestive pythons and misty jungles. A natural fantasy conveying sensuality and elegance.
The 2016 collection proposes a fashionable beach lifestyle and sensual summer nights through 17 stores showing a wide variety of silhouettes. We see bold, deep, straight necklines; elegant, crossed necklines from waist to torso; the kimono blouse; exotic, long kaftan’s; sophisticated silhouettes with embroidery and transparencies and the retro look touch with bustier and high panties. Liliana also reintroduces the ultra cool, sensual monokini and the playful and plaited jungle knots design. This years collection also includes sandles and cosmetic bags in complementary fabrics and colours.
By using the highest quality fabrics and accessories, the texture and feel of the collection is outstanding using the fine 100% natural silk fabrics and silk gauze. With flawless digital print definitions reflecting the spirit of the collection: Sea Palms, Secret Garden, Mediterranean Fantasy, Rose Mist, Wood Python and Turquoise Tribe, in addition to the other exclusive designs of the brand. Guipure complements in natural shades to complete this selection of dreamlike materials.
Highly sophisticated hand-made embroidery such as the outlined silk-stitched branch leaves overflowing with the finest sequins; in Stone River, the perfect finish of the turquoise paillete rhombus which seems to reflect the sun on the river water; and the modern and elegant bunch of round jade pailletes surrounding by golden relief embroidery…confirm the thorough and unique work presented by Aguaclara garments.
Despite designs being super high glamour, Liliana is careful to create swimwear to enhance a naturally curvy female form and across the years they have developed to suit a variety of different body shapes. Traditionally as most Latin American brands do, the collection started as triangle tops and Brazilian bottoms, but along the way took UK customers into consideration and developed the bandeau, scoop bottom and our best selling Missy halter which offers support up to an E cup along with a full coverage Missy brief for a more modest customer. Even the sexy cut away one pieces have hidden padding and adjustable side ties now.
Stocked in only the most high end lingerie, swimwear and fashion boutiques in the UK, Aguaclara is careful to keep a reputation as being a unique, one of kind brand. After all, the fabrics and embellishments are sourced from all over the world and each piece is carefully hand finished in Peru to ensure that no garment is ever the same.
It is from the wild mainland, Golden deserts and dramatic jungles in South America that designer Liliana Villalobos steals her inspiration for bold animal prints and show stopping embellishments and her signature style is a favourite amongst fashionistas, and press as well as a growing list of celebrities. Famous fans include Kate Upton, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Sophie Anderton, Glee star Naya Rivera, Jessica Jane Clements, Millie Mackintosh, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Amy Childs, Samantha Faiers, Sarah Jane Crawford, Alex Gerrard
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