A vibrant and sensuous new swimwear collection, Rica Swimwear offers a custom line of extraordinary, fashion–forward pieces that are as appropriate for the runway as they are for the beach. Specially created with luxurious fabrics from Spain, each of Rica's unique swimsuits and cover-ups feature innovative designs that are hand crafted into flattering shapes that make women look and feel their very best.
Rica Swimwear designer Ava Sanjurjo was born and raised in the Bronx, and her love affair with fashion began early on in life. Drawing from her families' influences, including her grandmother's colorful collection of accessories and her sister's new wave ensembles, Ava was further inspired by the 90s fashion photography and local music scene, and fueled her passion by enrolling in the renowned High School of Fashion Industries. Upon graduation, Ava continued her education at the world famous Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she studied under some of the brightest and most creative minds in fashion.
For the past several years, Ava Sanjurjo honed her skills working for large-scale swimwear manufacturers before launching her very own collection, Rica Swimwear. Today, Ava's designs can be found on beaches all over the world and on select celebrity clientele, as well as gracing the pages of the 2012 Sports Illustrated "Swimwear Edition". With exquisite detailing and the high standards to which each Rica garment is held, each piece of this collection is a distinct expression of Ms. Sanjurjo's artistic and creative spirit, truly applauding and complimenting the female shape.
Ava Sanjurjo will be debuting the second collection of Rica Swimwear during Miami Swim Week in July 2012, which is guaranteed to be more of the fashionable, flattering swimsuits and cover-ups that Rica wearers have come to love and expect!