An accomplished designer educated in New England, Karla Colletto cut her teeth creating custom pieces from sportswear to bridal gowns. After enlisting the equally apparel-savvy Lisa Rovan as a business partner, the Karla Colletto company quickly focused in on the then-quiet world of swimwear. Using unique fabrics, whimsical cut-outs and unexpected details, Karla Colletto reinvented the market, carving out a revolutionary niche for their stunning, original suits.
Inspired by technological advances, computer-generated imaging and the endless possibilities of hyper-innovative textiles, Karla Colletto pairs Xtra Life LYCRA® fiber with ahead-of-their-time manufacturing techniques. Experimenting with the way fibers behave and the inventive ways to combine them, each Karla Colletto collection surpasses the ingenuity of the season before. “I’m consistently challenged by technology,” says Karla Colletto. “The fact that I can create a new garment based on recent innovation is truly rewarding.”
At the heart of each Karla Colletto suit are luxurious Italian microfibers in rich colors and striking patterns, treated to a roster of imaginative details. Customized accents utilize a variety of textures and shapes, adding dimension, contrast and a surprising glimpse of skin. Manufacturing each collection in-house ensures the intricate dressmaker-like quality that lends these pieces their highly-developed sense of style. In the same way women gravitate to the clean lines and smart construction of Karla Colletto swimwear, the women who wear these pieces are subject to exceptional attention due to Karla Colletto’s striking yet utterly feminine look. By forging an intimate relationship with the wearer, Karla Colletto pieces both embody and transcend the quintessential swimsuit.
Celebrated for both functional support and sensual fit, Karla Colletto’s work has been featured in publications as diverse as Cosmopolitan, Elle, InStyle, Sports Illustrated and Shape, as well as on “the Oprah Winfrey Show.” The collection can be found at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and numerous upscale boutiques.
Shop for Karla Colletto’s collection at www.everythingbutwater.com/ and receive a special discount when you use the code LYC10KAR